NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Franz West, Kasseler Rippchen, 1996, Foto: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich, © Franz West, Courtesy Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland

The exhibition “Where is my Eight?” by Franz West will be held at mumok. He is regarded as one of Austria’s most important representatives in the international art world. In 2011 he was honored with the award of a Golden Lion for his Lifetime Achievements at the Biennale di Venezia. Back in 1996 the mumok organized Franz West’s first comprehensive retrospective. Once again it will host an exhibition dedicated to the work of the artist who died in 2012 after initiating and co-developing it with great enthusiasm.

The focus of the thematically structured presentation is the combi-works. These are mainly installative works in which West repeatedly combined a number of individual pieces into new groups. The combination and recombination of various categories of works such as furniture, sculpture, Passstücke [adaptives], videos, or works on paper, from different creative periods, gives an overview of the whole spectrum of his œuvre.

Where is my Eight?
Date: February 23th – May 26th, 2013
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (Thursday 10:00-21:00, Monday 14:00–19:00)
Opening reception: February 22nd, 19:00
Place: MUMOK
Address: Museumplatz 1, 1070 Wien
Tel: +43 1 52500

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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