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Die Nebel lichten sich
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Leander Schönweger Die Nebel lichten sich
Foreword by Gerald Bast and Nicolaus Schafhausen; texts by Lucas Gehrmann and Alexandra Grimmer; interview by Nicolaus Schafhausen.

Graphic design: Tobias Donat.
published in February 2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
13 x 19 cm (softcover)
64 pages (24 b/w & 16 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-95679-113-0
EAN: 9783956791130
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Evolving from his graduation project at the University of Applied Arts Vienna entitled The Creator Has a Master Plan, which was awarded the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2014, Leander Schönweger developed an installation at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz that indicates mysteries, rather than offers solutions. “The fog disperses” (as the title translates) into questions about the unusual exhibited situation rather than its origin. This is precisely what the artist may be concerned with: leaving explainable things unexplained, or even obfuscating them. Furthermore, the exhibition raises questions about the power of knowledge, or the imbalance between control and controllability. Could the installation really just be the reproduction of a dream segment?
Photographic fragments, preparatory notes, and recent sketches accompany installation views and texts in Die Nebel lichten sich. Both exhibition and catalogue are the outcome of a cooperative project between the Kunsthalle Wien and the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, October 15–November 16, 2014.
Leander Schönweger, born 1986 in Merano (Italy), lives and works in Vienna. From 2007 to 2014, he studied with Professor Erwin Wurm and Guest Professor Martin Walde at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He has exhibited in Bergen (NO), Innsbruck, Lisbon (PO), Luxembourg (LU), Mals (IT) and Vienna.