In his piece Stylit, Michael Kienzer addresses the subject of sculpture in the public sphere: he interprets space as an archive
of objects, which he juxtaposes with an elongated vertical sculpture which, however, unlike all other urban furnishing objects
and elements, is marked by perplexing differences. On the end of a several meter long rod or pipe, which grows out of a pot-like
pedestal, he mounts a well pump whichunreachable for pedestrians passing bysits at the height of the treetops
and street lights.
Using simple tools and everyday (ready-made) materials, Michael Kienzer repeatedly succeeds anew in breaking up perceptual
patterns and creating shrewdly differentiated spatial situations.
Stylit was created for the exhibition Michael Kienzer. New Properties Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna How to get there: U3 / tram line 2 / Stubentor, U4 / Landstraße (Wien Mitte)
Published for the exhibition of the same title (26.9.200110.3.2002) MAK Studies 1 German/English 148 pages, 85 illustrations 12,5 x 24 cm, paperback MAK, Vienna 2002
Permanent Collection Renaissance Baroque Rococo
Artistic intervention: Franz Graf
The joint arrangement of precious glasses with valuable needle and bobbin lace in the Renaissance Baroque Rococo Collection
on permanent display not only complies with aspects of art history, but also places these delicate materials in a visual-sensuous
dialogue with each other that enhances and accentuates their aesthetic effect with striking clarity.