In his objects, installations and spatial designs, Plamen Dejanoff moves between conceptual art and the world of pop; he stages various levels of meaning as a game of deception and forms the surface of things so as to reveal hidden qualities, though it is not his intention to entice the viewer with single objects. Instead Dejanoff wishes to manipulate the view of the person vis-à-vis to enable the discovery herself of things in a bright spectrum of history and contradiction. The range of meanings of the artistic product in the relation between esthetics and ethics is the driving force for Dejanoffs process-oriented method of working.
Exhibition Plamen Dejanoff, Peter Noever
Curator Bärbel Vischer
The series titled ARTISTS IN FOCUS shows the essential work categories of key contemporary artists in dedicated solo presentations. A crucial aspect here is the carrying out of necessary acquisitions through sponsors to extend and expand positions already in the collection. Such purchases have become impossible due to the MAKs precarious financial situation since the transformation of the museum into a scientific state institution.
#1 Arnulf Rainer | #2 Alfons Schilling | #3 Padhi Frieberger | #4 Franz West | #5 Heimo Zobernig | #6 Franz Graf | #7 Liam Gillick | #8 Hans Weigand | #9 Plamen Dejanoff