Galerie Krinzinger is opening its first solo exhibition in the expanded rooms at Schottenfeldgasse with Daniel Spoerri.
The inventor of the Tableaux-piège, the Eat-Art, the pioneer of the multiple, the exhibition maker and wordplayer, the always researching artist.
His incredible biography took Spoerri, born in 1930, across Europe and across the Atlantic to New York. In 2007 the artist finally moved to Vienna and Hadersdorf am Kamp in Lower Austria. The Kunstforum Wien is dedicating a solo exhibition to him until June 27th, which sheds light on the extensive spectrum of his work.
The exhibition Weißt du, schwarzt du? shows works from the past 30 years. Various work cycles can be seen, from assemblages from the 1990s to a series of material images that were created in 2020/2021.
In addition to the much-discussed Faux Tableau Pièges and the diary-like series one-day boxes, you will also find works that were created in dialogue with artefacts from the Natural History Museum. The sculpture from the 'Tribulum' series, whose body is made from the original agricultural tool of the same name, leads into a room with documentary films by Felix Breisach.
Daniel Spoerri's devotion to words can be seen in the series 'Boites à lettres', assemblages based on type boxes and letters in which Daniel Spoerri sees all written and unwritten texts.—so do the works fadenscheinige Orakel, sentence creations composed of sayings as they could be read on embroidered ornamental cloths.
With the renaming from KRINZINGER PROJEKTE to KRINZINGER SCHOTTENFELD, the enlarged exhibition rooms are to be brought closer to Galerie Krinzinger in the first district. In addition to curated group exhibitions, the artist in residence program, as well as lectures, discussions and conversations, important solo exhibitions by national and internationally renowned artists will be an important new focus.
Krinzinger Projekte was founded in 2002 as an off-space and as an experimental location for national and international young positions, curated group exhibitions and an artist in residence program.
About the artist
Daniel Spoerri, born in 1930, was best known as a visual artist for his Tableaux-piège pieces. However, his career began as a dancer in Bern. He later made a name for himself as a restaurant chef and founder of Eat Art. In the 90s he created an extensive sculpture park in Tuscany. In 2009 the 'Kunstschaulager Spoerri' was opened in Hadersdorf am Kamp in Austria.
Selection of important solo exhibitions: Kunstforum, Vienna, AT (2021), MAMAC, Nice, FR (2020), Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, DE (on the occasion of the Lovis Corinth Prize, 2016), MOCAK, Krakau, PL (2016), Le Musée Le Carroi, Chinon, FR (2015), MOCAK - Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Krakau, PL (2015), Natural History Museum, Vienna, AT (2012), Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, AT (2011), Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, IT (2010), Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, DL (2009), Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT (2007), Staatliche Museum Schwerin, Schwerin, DL (2006), Kunsthaus Wien , Vienna, AT (2003), Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, DE (1998), Center Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, FR (1990) ... On September 7th 2021, his exhibition at the Langen, Foundation Hombroich will be opened.
Works by Daniel Spoerri were shown in the following institutional group exhibitions: Center Pompidou / Metz (2020), Kunsthalle Wien, (2020), MOCAK - Museum of Contemporary Art (2019), Unteres Belvedere, Vienna (2017), Museum für Angewandte Kunst, (MAK), Vienna, MÔTIERS 2015 - ART EN PLEIN AIR, FR, Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius, LTU, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, DL, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, DL, Fondazione Prada, Venice, IT, MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp, Antwerp, NL, MARTa Herford, Herford, DL, MUSEION - Museum for modern and contemporary art, Bozen, IT, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, AT, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, AT, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, AT, MOCA, Jacksonville, USA, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, DL, CAMeC Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia, IT, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, DL , National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC ), Bucharest, RO, Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH, National Gallery of Modern Art - New Delhi, IN, MARTa Herford, Herford, DL - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, FR, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA, Center Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, FR, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MX, Haus der Kunst - Munich, Munich, DL, Lentos Art Museum Linz , Linz, AT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, DK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, DL, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Teheran, IR, Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest, HU , Tate Britain, London, GB, ...
Previous solo exhibitions—Galerie Krinzinger: Was Bleibt (2016), Rost Idole & Fadenscheinige Orakel, Galerie Krinzinger / Showroom (2014), Faux tableaux– pièges: Serie mosaiques années 50, Galerie Krinzinger (2012), works since 1963, Galerie Krinzinger, Innsbruck (1981)
Previous group exhibitions—Galerie Krinzinger: Koch: Lust: Kunst, Meret Oppenheim / Daniel Spoerri (2018), Hundred Kisses are better than one (Hundred Kisses are better than one)—Krinzinger projekte (2006)
Press release courtesy Galerie Krinzinger.