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Short but Sweet with Michael Reindel

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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.

Michael Reindel

In Germany, Amazon recently advertised for new employees under the slogan “Komm wie Du bist” (Come as you are). Connected by an autobahn axis, the global organizational logic of the company with its NUE1 Fulfillment Center in Bavaria bears a direct relation to the biography of Michael Reindel and his sculptures. His installation in the exhibition echoes the original temporary architecture of Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, which the public ironically referred to as the “IKEA box” in its time. To this end, Reindel dismantled some of his sculptures from recent years. A stuffed toy animal occupies a green arm, which in another work connected a model of his parents’ house to a pedestal. His seemingly arbitrary arrangement of artworks and goods prompts questions about value and worth as well as possible reuse. Is the clamp biting into the steel girder of the exhibition space an antenna or the symbolic distance between his family home and the NUE1 Fulfillment Center?