The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, February 25, 2018

Klaus Weber at Vienna's Secession
Klaus Weber, Secession, 2008.

VIENNA.- In his first major solo show in Austria the Berlin-based artist Klaus Weber is introducing work from the last few years, including works specially conceived for the exhibition, in which he lends the main space of the Secession the character of a living organism. Light, sound and smell play a supporting role and sensually interweave the various objects with the space. Exemplary for this is the new work SONNENORGEL, which serves as the "central organ". For this, Klaus Weber has had a heliostat installed and a number of glass panels replaced on the roof of the Secession to send unfiltered sunlight into the space and, directed by a pile of mirrors, to light the other artworks like spots. In this way he not only invisibly brings the outdoors into the space but also deconstructs the white cube of the Secession and lays the architectural structure open.

Klaus Weber conceives works across various media and spatial units which are frequently based on complex technological interconnections and intricately organised production processes. However, by deliberately manipulating everyday structures, the tracing of deviations and the exploration of the impossible they undermine the metaphorical and actual power of a functionalist rationality.

In doing this Klaus Weber repeatedly resorts to images of nature, and explores the sustainable potential of the not-tobe- tamed in a thoroughly humorous, anarchic manner. This characterises the fungi, the pavement mushrooms, that are capable of breaking through an asphalt surface(UNFOLDING CUL-DE-SAC) as much as the fountain filled with homeopathic LSD (PUBLIC FOUNTAIN LSD HALL). Klaus Weber addresses our social imagination through the combination of cultivated, political and public forces with uncontrollably and wildly expanding rhizome-like phenomena. What is generally considered to have rebellious or dubious connotations, i.e. an autonomy that eludes permanent control by the state and society, appears constructive. As a result, the artist subversively reinterprets the loss of control which is negatively perceived in the informed Western world with its marked inclination towards repression.

This is the background before which the strategic moment inscribed in the work of Klaus Weber by the integration of the sensual, the atmospheric, the absurd and the organic is revealed. The aim is to expand awareness and, as instruments for escape, as catalysts and filters to add dynamic to the work's setting, to temporarily lift the dominant cultural and social consensus.

Today's News

September 19, 2008

"Salvador Dalí: A Surrealist in Istanbul" Opens Today at The Sakip Sabanci Museum

Art Gallery of NSW Acquires "Bords de la Marne" by Paul Cézanne

The Israel Museum Announces a Major Gift of Prints by The Fred Jahn Gallery

Mika Waltari and the Visual Arts Opens at Ateneum Art Museum

Looting and Restitution. Jewish-Owned Cultural Artifacts at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Christie's Annual Auction of Swiss Art to Offer the Most Important Work by Fischli/Weiss Ever Offered

The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan at the Rubin Museum of Art

Abstraction in American Photography Opens at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Contemporary Art Center of Málaga Presents The Space Between

The Morgan Library & Museum Presents First Babar Collection Exhibition

Joslyn Art Museum Exhibition Presents the Fantastical Prints of CoBrA Society Artists

Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury at Kemper Museum

SFMOMA Presents Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas

Klaus Weber at Vienna's Secession

Caricature and Propaganda: Works by the KuKryNikSy Group of Artists from the Mamontov Collection

Cornell Capa: Concerned Photographer at International Center of Photography

Des Moines Art Center Presents Yan Pei-Ming: Life Souvenir

Beyond the Moon: NASA's Continuing Mission Opens at George Bush Presidential Library

"Language of the Birds" Created for New Plaza in San Francisco

He Sen's First Solo Exhibition at The Tilton Gallery

130 New Works on Display in Major Maurice Sendak Retrospective

Harwood Museum of Art Announces Appointment of New Curator

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time

2.- Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

3.- Egyptian archaeologists unveil tomb of Old Kingdom priestess Hetpet

4.- The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater

5.- Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Gesù

6.- From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online

7.- Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines

8.- Trish Duebber is new Coordinator of Youth Programs at Boca Raton Museum Art School

9.- Exhibition examines the way art, like language, was used to articulate a rhetoric of exclusion

10.- The Dallas Museum of Art announces gift of three major European works

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful