1st of July to 31st of October – Galerie ARTPARK – Gallery for contemporary art
The Biennial of light art Austria 2010 is an exhibition of contemporary art dealing with light and inaugurated in 2010.
The slogan of the „ Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010“ is „private light in public spaces“ and takes place in Austria within the project “LALA”. LALA means Linz (Austria) and Langenzersdorf (Austria), where the two initiators have their ateliers. Linz was the cultural capital of Austria in 2009, and the city is established in the cultural landscape by the Museum Lentos, the Ars Electronca Center and the Brucknerhaus. Langenezersdorf , a township close to Vienna, has two museums for famous Austrian sculptors, the Hanak-Museum and the Charoux-Museum. On April 13th 2010 the National Biennale of light art starts by presenting artwork in public spaces.
Artists from all over the world are invited to show their light projects in streets, squares and public buildings, trying to empathise with the places and the people who frequent them or simply work there.
Already completed artwork is shown as well as artwork especially created for the Biennale. The keywords are light-art, public and private, which build the triangle of eagerness.
The organisation team of the „Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010“ is led by Martina Schettina from Langenzersdorf and Manfred Kielnhofer from Linz.
The public exhibition spaces are selected by the artists themselves. There is no border and no limit, so every artist has the greatest possible freedom of action. The reaction of the public will be different, because they are rapidly transformed into a captive audience. The public may come with no prior art experience, alternatively with much education.
This first Biennial for Light Art in Austria wants to generate a cut surface between society and art. The spontaneous conjunction with art in public spaces leans on the art concept of Joseph Beuys from 1965 “How to define the paintings to the dead rabbit” in Düsseldorf.
A dialogue should arise between art and the public.
Among the selected artists will be light artists as well as artists, who use light in art for the first time. The use of light will transform art to a higher level.
Eliska Bartek 1950, CZ
Carlo Bernardini 1966, IT
Pomodoro Bolzano 1995
Fabrizio Corneli 1958, IT
Manfred Kielnhofer 1967, AT
Christoph Luckeneder 1950, AT
Eric Michel 1962
Martina Schettina 1961, AT
Nitram Martin Stockinger 1963, AT
Mounty R. P. Zentara 1964