• Installation views of Life Style at Kunsthaus Bregenz, 1998.

    Gerwald Rockenschaub

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
    Museumsplatz 1
    November 19, 2004–February 13, 2005

    Reduction and remixing are at the heart of Gerwald Rockenschaub’s installations. With a neo-geo sensibility that employs PVC foil, color animations, inflatables, benches, and platforms, the Austrian artist reworks the minimal elements of a structure’s architectural frame, adding barriers, lookouts, and look-ins with the ease of a DJ mixing tracks. For this show, which features approximately ten large-scale works produced since the early ’80s, Rockenschaub integrates his own favorites into the MUMOK building, from his scaffolding for the Austrian pavilion at the 1993 Venice Biennale to the “Life Style” house built at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in 1998. Roger M. Buergel, Jörg Heiser, and curator Wolfgang Drechsler provide catalogue essays.