The Kurhotel was one of Austria’s most-noted spa hotels of its time. Built in the 1950s, it quickly became the vacation spot of the ’70s. But by 2000, its brilliance began to wane, along with a sudden and still-unsolved abandonment by its owner. The hotel was left completely intact and amazingly still remains in its original state: linens on beds, mid-century modern furnishings in the rooms and curtains still hanging in the windows. This seductive but chilling environment has become the backdrop for Austrian photographer Marko Zink and his new series of work. In addition to images filled with the essence of fleeting moments, four interconnecting short stories written by the artist further lead the viewer into layers of unsolved mysteries and untold secrets. A well-executed artist’s book and nontraditional record of the exhibition, the volume includes texts by Bettina Schulz, Günther Oberhollenzer and Andreas Stadler.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 8 x 10 inches
128 pp / 48 color
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