Ohne Titel

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, © Bildrecht, Photo: Michael Zechany

Heimo Zobernig

Ohne Titel, 1991

Installation 5 sculptures, steel, particle board, varnished with synthetic resin paint (white, gray, black, orange, brown) 125 cm x ø 70 cm each


Artwork text

This installation was created for the Generali Foundation’s former office in downtown Vienna, which also functioned as an exhibition space for site-specific installations. Here, Zobernig, who often uses furnishings as sculpture, addresses the ambivalent situation of a gallery-cum-office or an office-cum-gallery. The five “bar tables,” each painted in a different color (black, white, gray, brown, orange), evoke a sense of being use-objects. Furniture of this kind is often seen in communicative situations, such as in a canteen or at a press conference. But since these are sculptures, works of art, one is not permitted to use or even touch them. (Sabine Breitwieser/Nadja Wiesener)

Lending history
2012 Madrid, ES, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS) 2005 Rotterdam, NL, Witte de With 3. OG 2005 Munich, DE, Haus der Kunst