Manfred Wakolbinger

Manfred Wakolbinger

Inhale—Exhale. Sculptures, Photographs, Installations, Videos 2012–2019

Recent work by Austrian artist Manfred Wakolbinger



Title Information

With Contributions by Connie Offergeld, Elisabeth von Samsonov, Alexander Stockinger, and Vito Žuraj; a text by Christoph Ransmayr; and a conversation with Manfred Wakolbinger by Jasper Sharp

1st edition

, 2019

Text English and German


184 pages, 86 farbige and 52 b/w illustrations

24 x 32 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-654-2


Austrian artist Manfred Wakolbinger, born 1952, trained as a metal worker and tool maker before turning to art. Following first steps in jewelry design, he moved on to sculpture and photography, later also to video art. Many of his often voluminous sculptures were created for public spaces. The submarine world has captured his particular interest in photography and video. Wakolbinger’s art is organic and conveys an inner poetry, yet it remains enigmatic even when it becomes concrete and figurative. This book features a selection from his work in photography and sculpture since 2012.


Connie Offergeld is a Belgian-born freelance curator and art historian now based in Vienna.

Elisabeth von Samsonov is an artist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Jasper Sharp is a British art historian and Adjunct Curator for modern and contemporary art at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Alexander Stockinger lives and works in Vienna as a manager of culture projects.

Vito Žuraj is a Slovenian composer and lecturer for instrumentation and Gregorian music at University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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