Exhibition talk and catalogue presentation

"Affect test subject. Opened up"

The life-size figures that populate the wood-panelled rooms of the Folk Art Museum appear gloomy and grotesque. They are strange figures made of plaster, textiles and bronze. Some of them seem familiar, others terribly strange. What is body, what is mask, costume?

The creator of the sculptures is the artist Markus W├Ârg├Âtter. He makes most of his sculptures by hand in his studio in Vienna.

As “affect subjects”, these bodies seem permeable to forces that transcend the boundaries of their bodies: Through their presence, the historical ambience mutates into a stage, exposing the parlours as a staging of museum theatre alongside drawings and historical reference works.

Programme
Karl C. Berger in conversation with the artist Markus W├Ârg├Âtter about his exhibition. Followed by the presentation of the catalogue “Affektproband. Opened up” catalogue.

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