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A Shared Place. Sculptures and Objects

24 June to 5 November 2006

"The work to be realized is, in a sense, a shared place (un lieu commun), a mutual penetration of the outside world and the self. It can no longer be the object itself, and it can no longer be only the self alone. It has to be a (new) creation ..."
(Raymond Duchamp-Villon, 1924)
For a period of about four months "un lieu commun" will serve as the motto for an exhibition with several presentation locations in and around the Lentos Art Museum.
According to Duchamp-Villon, introspective sensations and perceptions of the reality surrounding us are an important impetus for the creative process - a statement that can also be applied to artistic creation in general.
The exhibition provides an overview of the three-dimensional works from the museum's own collection and sculptures by the forum metall in the Danube Park as the intermediate result of the city's fifty years of collecting.
In addition to the main exhibition in the large hall of the Lentos Museum with works by Joannis Avramidis, Manfred Erjautz, Julie Hayward, Alfred Hrdlicka, Brigitte Kowanz, Karl Prantl, Erwin Wurm among many others, sculptures and three-dimensional works by Erwin Reiter, Marko Lulic and Simon Wachsmuth will also be presented for the first time in various places in the museum.
The part of the city´s sculpture collection external to the museum includes the works by the forum metall (1977) in the Linz Danube Park, which have been restored with financial support from the Linz AG. Erwin Heerich's Aluminum Sculpture (1977), which was removed from the Danube Park when the Lentos was built, has been newly integrated in the forum metall ensemble in the Danube Park.

A new Collection Catalogue of the sculptures and objects of the Lentos Art Museum will be published for the exhibition (essays by: Stella Rollig, Brigitte Reutner, Peter Baum, Helmuth Gsöllpointner, € 28,-).

Concept: Brigitte Reutner

Opening: 23 June 2006, 7.00 p.m.

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Photo: © maschekS.