Light and Language by Brigitte Kowanz in Retrospective Opening at MUMOK in Vienna


VIENNA.- The Brigitte Kowanz retrospective is a part of a series of exhibitions that the MUMOK is putting on dealing with internationally successful Austrian artists. With the consistent depiction of light and language Kowanz’s work is an exception, in both a local and international context. This is the first time that her varied and complex oeuvre from 1984 up to the present has been honoured to this extent with a presentation of representative wall pieces, installations, and interventions in architectonic space. The essential elements of her current creative work are compressed into an intensive light-space experience in a 450 m² ‘mirrored hall’. During the exhibition encounters with Kowanz’s work in public space have been made possible by two light projects – one on the façade of the MUMOK and one on the Uniqa Tower. The starting point of her work in the early 80s was the rejection of the conventional definit