Heimo Zobernig

Galerie Anselm Dreher

Heimo Zobernig’s exhibition can be considered a summary of his artistic thinking since the early ’80s. These sculptures, which the artist refers to as “things,” look like an open box, or like a wallpiece, or like a bench. Zobernig combines the esthetic (manual execution, originality, and authenticity) with the everyday, functional object.

There was one work in each of the four gallery rooms; an open-ended cubic “box” (a multiple of five), a “bench,” a “wall piece,” and “a group” of five upright parallelopipeds open at the front. Apart from the last work the interior of which is covered with black paint and the bench which is unpainted, all the other works are white, sharing the same paint used to cover the gallery walls. Two are made of particle board, and their surfaces are covered almost entirely with white wall paint. In previous works Zobernig left the lower section of these unpainted—undone,

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