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  • Gerwald Rockenschaub

    Kunstmuseum Luzern

    Gerwald Rockenschaub is still an “insider's tip,” and it comes as somewhat of a surprise that the Kunstmuseum mounted this first large-scale exhibition of his work. The show was a risky enterprise, because for three years now this 40-year-old Austrian has been presenting empty installations, thereby radically challenging the gallery space as an institution that provides meaning and ascribes value to art. Anyone who thinks of art as framed pictures on the wall or shaped objects in space was severely tested here.

    The smallest room, following a standard practice of museums, had a cord that kept

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