Garten der Kunst Österreichischer Skulpturenpark

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Edited by: Österreichischer Skulpturenpark Privatstiftung Contributions: Karin Apollonia Müller Foreword: Nikolaus Breisach German, English 2006, 256 Pages, 247 Ills. Softcover 302mm x 244mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1728-1

Since its founding in 2003, the Austrian Sculpture Park located south of Graz has established itself as the center for contemporary Austrian sculpture in correspondence with international art movements. Nestled in a landscape designed by Dieter Kienast, sixty works by important artists of different generations—from Fritz Wotruba and Franz West to Erwin Wurm and Michael Kienzer—are made accessible to the public. This allows sculptures by Austrian artists to interact with works by internationally known sculptors, presenting visitors with exciting comparisons.This publication documents all of the works in the Austrian Sculpture Park. They are described by reputable experts and presented in the outstanding photographs by Andrew Bush and Karin Apollonia Müller. Essays on sculpture in the public space and how our understanding of the term “sculpture” has evolved since 1900, as well as statements by international artists, provide the finishing touches to the book.PETER WEIBEL (* 1944, Odessa) is an internationally known media and conceptual artist, curator, and art and media theoretician. Since the 1960s his work has firmly regarded artistic creativity as an open-ended field of activity. He was head of the ZKM, Karlsruhe until 2020. Since 2017 he has been director of the Peter Weibel Research Institute for Digital Culture at the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna.