Werner Feiersinger. Overturn
Reformulating space: Werner Feiersinger’s new intervention at Belvedere 21 in Vienna
1st edition, 2018
Text English and German
108 pages, 57 color illustrations
16.5 x 22 cm
In cooperation with Belvedere 21. Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
Austrian sculptor Werner Feiersinger combines in his work broad knowledge of design and architectural history with a laconic, minimalist formal vocabulary. Through an extensive sculptural intervention he reformulates the space of Belvedere 21—the former Austrian pavilion for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair that was transferred to Vienna—taking cues from the building’s history and architectural details.
Feiersinger’s works undermine conventional modes of seeing and are infused with a deep irony. The intervention at Belvedere 21 projects an autonomous object quality while dealing also with fundamental questions of sculpture.
This book features Werner Feiersinger’s new work through images and reproductions of his design drawings, complemented by introductory essays and a conversation with the artist.