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Markus Schinwald
 
Markus Schinwald (born in 1973) has been dividing his life between Vienna and Los Angeles. Between Freud and Lynch, Prater and Mulholland Drive, Biedermeier and the Black Sun. He moves from one world to the other the way people switch channels. In a trice. With the same fluidity, he tacks between performance, visual arts and films, without sticking to any particular medium. Schinwald came to art via fashion and theory, and displays a pronounced liking for detail and curiosity, a fascination which sets his œuvre—a highly charged aesthetic collection of curios in which the human being, transformed into marionette-like dolls by physical extensions, prostheses, and mechanical apparatuses, stands in the focal point of observation—in the depths of contemporary desire, alienation and fetishism.
 

 
2013
bilingual edition (English / French) / texts in English and French
CAPC
After he transformed the whole nave of the CAPC Museum into a mechanical theatre, Markus Schinwald conceives an elegant and sophisticated artist's book that reflects this physical and mental adventure through preparatory prints, film dialogues, and a series of stickers alternating exhibition views and reproduction of works.

2004
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press
The films, photos, installations, and graphic artworks of Austrian artist Markus Schinwald create a highly charged aesthetic collection of curios in which the human being stands in the focal point of observation.

2007
bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions
out of print
Schinwald's encyclopedia.