• Leo Schatzl

    Offenes Kulturhaus (OK)
    OK-Platz 1
    March 18–May 8, 2005

    Curated by Martin Sturm

    Leo Schatzl became the popular favorite at the 2004 Bienal de São Paulo with his rotating VW Beetle. As an interdisciplinary conceptual artist, this Austrian Tatlin undermines social systems and suggests, not least by engaging in collective practices, alternatives to the career paths commonly found in the art world. The artist’s first large solo show presents playful, subversive investigations that combine technical setups, everyday objects, and experimental parameters involving time, movement, and speed—a car shot off a ramp into wet concrete, for example. Including photographs, installations, and videos made since 1991, the fifteen works on view are timely examinations of wastelands and taboo zones, studies of the untouchables of public space.

    Translated from German by Sara Ogger.