Kunsthalle Krems
Kunsthalle Krems presents:

Michael Kienzer

27/08 - 18/09/2016

Michael Kienzer, Room on chairs, 2007, Installation, Future Systems, Lentos Linz, Michael Kienzer, photo: Jorit Aust

Michael Kienzer has created a site-specific installation for the Klangraum Krems Minorite Church.

Qualities of materiality, montage and construction as well as the contextualization of space – all the way to public space – play an eminent role in Michael Kienzer’s oeuvre. Born in 1962 in Steyr, Upper Austria, the artist studied sculpture in the master class of Josef Pillhofer from 1977 to 1979 and ranks among the leading exponents of “new sculpture” of the 1980s. Proceeding from an increasingly expressive sculptural charge, his concept of sculpture has shifted toward spatial, constructivist conceptuality. mehr

The Kunsthalle Krems will be temporarily closed until June 30, 2017. After 21 years of exhibitions with more than 1.3 million visitors, restoration work was urgently needed. This includes, among other things, restoration of the roof, improvement of the exhibition rooms, redesign of the entrance area, underground access to the planned new museum building opposite the Kunsthalle Krems, establishment of a research library stocked from the holdings of the Kunstmeile Krems, and expansion of office space. The reopening will take place on July 1, 2017. In the meantime, the Minorite Church in Stein will present an exhibition project by Michael Kienzer. The exhibition will open on August 27, 2016.