IF-THEN-ELSE: Welcome to Transciency
Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2016
The second recipient of the prestigious Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2016 in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, is German artist and scientist Magrit Busch (b. 1967). Five years ago, Busch created a laboratory-cum-experiment that included mealworms and beetles that consume, and thus recycle, polystyrene plastic. By generating insights into the discipline of “transciency”—perspectives, research methods, and representations operating through and beyond science—Busch’s project sheds light on the meeting points of scientific, philosophical, artistic and practical discourses. Her installation is re-created in this small but comprehensive monograph that allows thoughtful entry into Busch’s cross-pollination of art and science. Included is an essay by art critic Roland Schöny, a conversation between the artist and curator, Lucas Gehrmann, and Kunsthalle Wien director Nicolaus Schafhausen, along with installation images and a supplemental “transmap” to be viewed and enjoyed outside of the publication.
English & German / Softcover / 5 ¼ x 7 ½ in.
54 pp w/ folded poster / 6 b&w and color
Retail Price: $13.00
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA