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Short but Sweet with Marc Truckenbrodt

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Artist Talk
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Kunsthalle Wien
1040 Vienna

On selected Tuesday evenings, artists from the exhibition Come as You Are. Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2023 and our art education team meet for a joint discussion on their artistic practice.

The artist talk will be held in German. After the 20-minute talk, there will be an opportunity to take a tour of the exhibition together.

This program is free of charge and no prior registration is needed.

Marc Truckenbrodt

Marc Truckenbrodt’s graphic works stem from his personal perceptions of the present and the interrelationships that shape them. Consisting of five large-format figurative paintings, his diploma work Behauptung [Assertion] focussed on the ideas of power, heroism, masculinity, and their underlying contradictions.

In his new works for Come as You Are, the artist deepens this exploration by turning his attention to the idea of mythos – broadly defined as a widely held belief or idea. Truckenbrodt sees his paintings as a visual mythos: poetic expressions that transcend logic in order to help us better process our complicated existence. From his perspective, the complexities of our daily lives are often caused by systems of power that rely on ideologies to sustain themselves, leading the artist to ask: Is it possible for any person to remain independent in this kind of society, or are we all trapped in our own constructed realities?