Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider
Eröffnung: 19.03.2015, 19:00 (The artist will be present)
Ausstellungsdauer: 20.03.2015 - 17.05.2015
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 22:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
Over the past years the artist Leo Schatzl has been concentrating on a process-based, experimental confrontation with spatial and social constellations where he playful explores alternative artistic areas of action, implementing them as interventions into public space. In the project series “floating village,” carried out in conjunction with students from the University of Art and Design Linz and the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the focus has been on areas of water as public space as well as the empirical handling of conditions and scopes of a fluid environment.Some of objects and set pieces the artist used in this work series will be arranged on dryer ground suitable for an art mall as a temporary window display installation. EBB contemplates and compensates for the non-existent, the absence of an oarsman and the lack of an essential upwelling element.
BIOGRAPHY: Born 1958 in Upper Austria, lives and works in Vienna and Linz.Studied at the University of Art and Design Linz and has received several scholarships and prizes among them the Austrian Gov. Scholarship for Visual Arts, Art Appreciation Award of the City of Linz.Courses at the University of Art and Design Linz – Experimental Design. Principle area of work: interdisciplinary space installations, art in public spaces, object design, photography, and computer-assisted media. Numerous projects and exhibitions in Austria and abroad, among them: 128 Gallery New York, Het Apollohuis Eindhoven, Ars Electronica Linz, Art Broker Denver, O.K Center Linz, OCAD Gallery Toronto, FAD Barcelona, 26. Biennale São Paulo, La Casa Encendida Madrid, Kunsthaus Graz, Vienna Künstlerhaus, ZKM Karlsruhe.