Christoph Meier (*1980 in Vienna, lives and works in Vienna) often raises the question of what all belongs to the object of the artwork—the framework, the wall, the context, the surroundings? His art exhibits the conditions of exhibiting, so to speak, and therefore reflects upon them. This can be understood as an updated form of institutional critique, which doesn’t have to conceive elaborated chains of evidence, but instead focuses on the creation of open spaces of potentiality.
Exclusively for the Kunstverein, Christoph Meier has produced a series of 5 unique pieces that address the theme of the exhibition and navigate the intermediate space between object and display. The objects made of white concrete are fiber- and steel-laminated, painted with Asian ink, and covered with an acrylic glaze. A piece of a wall becomes a canvas and is then also a sculpture again. It is interesting that both the paint and the objects applied to the surface are absorbed by the object (by the “wall,” so to say). An imagery spreads here that is intentional and expands the theme of display in the material.
- Casino Luxembourg (E)
- KIOSK, Ghent (E)
- C & O, Kunstverein in Hamburg (E), The Lasting Concept, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (G)
- Dérive, CAB Art Center, Brüssel (G)
Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Wien (G)
Los Bar, MAK Centre for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (E)
- La Révolte et l’Ennui, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (G)
- Keine Zeit – Erschöpftes Selbst, Entgrenztes Können, 21er Haus, Wien (G)