Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2016
In cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Arts, the Kunsthalle Wien Prize is awarded for outstanding final projects at the two universities of art in Vienna. Andrej Polukord, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and co-recipient of the 2016 prize, works in painting, installation, performance and video art to create unpredictable and ambiguous environments and absurd situations that produce double meanings. In Polukord’s installation, The Sarcophagus at Kunsthalle Wien, the environment takes the form of a cave. Mushrooms grow from the ceiling and transform the gallery into an inverted forest floor. The petite softbound catalog includes a handful of drawings, black & white photos of the work, and a surprise poster by Polukord of the forest and floating mushrooms. Texts by Eva Blimlinger, curator Lucas Gehrmann, and a conversation with the artist and Lucas Gehrmann, and Kunsthalle Wien director Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Softcover / 5 ¼ x 7 ½ in. / 46 pp w/ color pos
Retail Price: $13.00
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA