Conceived as an artist's book, Markus Schinwald presents the entire spectrum of the artist's wideranging œuvre.
The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Tableau Twain, September 1 – October 24, 2004, a cooperative project of Frankfurter Kunstverein and Siemens Arts Program.
Also available: Markus Schinwald, JRP|Ringier (monograph / catalogue / artist's book).
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.