Eisenberger combines classical subjects of art history, ‘vanitas’ motifs that remind us of the ephemerality of existence, with elements from popular culture. The snowman becomes the grim reaper – yet is himself subject to transience. In the second picture at the exhibi-tion, the artist doubles the figure of Pinocchio, whose nose grows whenever he lies. The view in the crystal ball remains uncertain – glorious promises for the future can soon turn out to be a pack of lies. The principle of chance plays an important role in Eisenberger’s painting: ‘My [painting] technique comes from the paint itself ... you just have to let it do its thing ...’ says the artist. The momentum of the paint, its trickling and flowing, plays an essential part in the creation of the picture and is to some extent beyond the artist’s control.
First installed in 2010 for the exhibition Mehrwert (added value) in front of the church in Quartier Leech, the fictitious construction sign marked the public garden with fruit trees next to the church as the building site of a spectacular architecture.
Cultural Transfers, 2012
The design of these signs is based on the system of isotypes (Interna-tional System of Typographic Picture Education). This was developed in 1925 by Otto Neurath who, as a Jew, fled from Vienna in 1934.
studio ASYNCHROME (Marleen Leitner, Michael Schitnig)
An important theme in studio ASYNCHROME’s work is democratic participation.
In October 2019 I listened to animals imitating humans, 2019
Sound and Sounddesign: Paul Remund
Building rubble and fragments of sculpture cover the floor in Martin Roth’s sound and space installation. A posthuman landscape of ruin – yet solitary pioneer plants are reclaiming the signs of humankind’s exploitation and destructive power.
HEUTE Bibliothek, from 2017
The HEUTE Bibliothek is a collection of books that have the word HEUTE (today) in their titles in order to emphasise their current relevance.
Ohne Titel (untitled), 2019
The photogram depicts a tensioned load securing net made of synthetic material on a scale of 1:1.
HI HAHA HYÄNENBUCH (hee haha hyena book), 2017
The Burschenschaft Hysteria is an association and a feminist project that satirically adopts and adapts the rituals and modes of speaking found in traditional male student fraternities.
Windmaschinenfahnen (wind machine banners), 2021
Hannes Priesch in collaboration with Herta Kramer-Priesch
Hannes Priesch has created new insignia for the Kunsthaus, bearing a message of polyphony. Extremely carefully crafted, the wind machine banners appear almost as the guardian figures of a distant future. Diverse and ambiguous, they point the way forward – towards a plurality of futures.