Alexandre Murucci

Alexandre Murucci light art installation


The „Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010“

This first Biennial for Light Art in Austria wants to generate a cut surface between society and art. The spontaneous conjunction with art in public spaces leans on the art concept of Joseph Beuys from 1965 “How to define the paintings to the dead rabbit” in Düsseldorf.
A dialogue should arise between art and the public. The show with over 50 artists from 1st September to 17 , December, under the title „private light in public spaces“ a versatile overview is presented with some highlights as – Brancusi Voodoo from Brazilian artist Alexandre Murucci .

Brancusi Voodoo is a work from the Voodoo series, made from post-industrial materials such as car lanterns. The sculpture is a tribute-rereading of the Brancusi works, its proportions and relations with African tribal art, that shaped the trajectory of the Cubists and Modernists.

The serie Voodoo was born from the work titled Pollock Off-Road, made to speak about the American society, its icons and its lifestyle builded in the supreme consumerism, which had their bases threatened in the latest financial crash. Thus the use of this car accessory, created a vocabulary that has been explored by me in several other studies and aesthetic investigations.

At Austria Biennale, the work was completed with a site-specific installation, where waves formed by printing white volumes, expanded the forms of the sculpture, emphasizing it.

The organisation team of the „Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010“ is led by Martina Schettina from Langenzersdorf and Manfred Kielnhofer from Linz.

Brancusi Voodoo – Sculpture – 2009 – Artist : Alexandre Murucci – Brazil

Manfred Kielnhofer

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer Mystique contemporary art sculpture Guardians of Time by the Austrian Manfred Kielnhofer observing and pretending the world. “The Guardians of Time” relates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It seems that only man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence. In his works of art Manfred Kielnhofer deals with the natural human desire for security. Thus his oeuvre reflects genuine exploration, consideration and discussion of current as well as historic moods and sensibilities of his social environment. His works of art captivate with elaborate combinations of light and different technique.

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