Vinyl paint on wall, gouache on paper, inkjet prints
The installation shifts from the scale of the drawing to the original scale of the sculpture, but still stays 2-dimensional. The wall paintings are combined with reprints of historical photographs where the play sculpture objects have been removed so that only the urban context is left and one gouache placed on the wall in the perspective as to suggest a rudimental space.
Throughout the 50ies and 60ies the city of Vienna had quite an extensive program for art in public space, which was part of the rebuilding of the city after WWII. In the framework of this program artists also developed sculptures for many playgrounds around the city of Vienna, objects that were thought as sculptures as well as tools to be played with, the so called „Spielplastik“ or play sculpture. Many of these were at least at the level of their international counterparts and suggest a formal language and playfulness otherwise rarely present in the Austrian architecture and design of the time.
Today almost all have disappeared, removed because of wear or for security reasons.
The Collection #4
21.11.2013 – 21.04.2014