A TOUCH OF HEAVEN
Temporäre Kunstinterventionen entlang der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
Temporary art interventions along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Mit | With: Iris Andraschek & Hubert Lobnig, Thomas Hörl & Peter Kozek,
Ralo Mayer, Anna Meyer und Hannes Zebedin
KURATOR | CURATOR: Michael Zinganel
24. Juni 2021: Ankunft der neuen Kunstwerke | June 24, 2021: Arrival fo new art works
Contemporary works of art comment the adventure of consuming the landscape while driving along the listed Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Already in 2020, 12 paintings and 4 sculptures were on display. From 25 June 2021, more paintings, large sculptures and a “container cinema” had been be added on the mountain between the Haus Alpine Naturschau under the Fuscher Törl, the Kasereck and the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe:
Thomas Hörl and Peter Kozek will show their film LICHTHÖHE for the first time in a small non-stop ‘drive-in’ cinema, which was shot in 2020 primarily at night times when the film crew had the mountain all to themselves. On a terrain edge next to the Natural History House the enchanting dreamlike images are juxtaposed here with tourist reality.
Ralo Mayer foils the legendary rotary snow blower “Eisbändiger” by Ing. Wallack from 1954, a prototype for the mastery of nature through technology, with a graphic pattern of history(s) of the road. The snow blower thus becomes an “Erlkönig”, like the test vehicles from car manufacturers that undergo their acid test on the Glockner.
Hannes Zebedin erects a double sculpture whose construction is based on the avalanche barriers that protect tourists and farm animals alike here in the high mountains. In doing so, he delineates two circular territories that address the need for protection and defence, the inclusion and exclusion mechanisms of borders – those between cultural space and natural space as well as those between nations and associations of nations.
In their new installation FROST, Iris Andraschek & Hubert Lobnig comment on climate change by setting up another car as a display in view of the melting glacier, the interior of which is made to “freeze” with cooling units.
Anna Meyer extends her dystopian feminist critique of the over-forming of nature with an additional large billboard. The subject in OPERATION AM OFFENEN GLETSCHER shows the Großglockner as a “piece of sports equipment” in need of repair, in line of sight with the “Caneletto view” of the Austrian Alps as depicted in several famous paintings by male landscape painters of the 19th century.
Parallel zu dem zweijährig angelegten künstlerischen Projekt im öffentlichen touristischen Raum entlang der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße zeigt das MMKK rund um das berühmte Glocknergemälde von Markus Pernhart aus dem Jahr 1860 filigranere Bilder, Skulpturen und Installationen, die der extremen Witterung am Berg nicht standhalten würden – oder die erst parallel zur Arbeit am Berg durch die Inspiration vor Ort und im Museum entstanden sind.
Parallel to the two-year public art project along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the MMKK is showing additional pictures and installations around the famous 1860 Glockner painting by Markus Pernhart: more filigree pictures, sculptures, and installations which would not withstand the extreme weather conditions on the mountain – or which were created parallel to the work on the mountain through the inspiration on site and in the museum.
Ausstellung | Exhibition MMKK
- Juni bis 29. August 2021 | 11 June to 29 August 2021
Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Burggasse 8, 9021 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
T: +43(0)50.536.16252 · www.mmkk.at