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HOMO FABER - A Spatial Audio Play in Three Parts, 21er Haus, Vienna, 19.11.2014-25.04.2015
 
    
The exhibition HOMO FABER by Doris Krüger and Walter Pardeller, showing from 20 November 2014 to 26 April 2015, takes art production in general as its subject. In an extensive installation, the artist duo addresses and compares the discrepancy between two views of art. On the one hand, this is the idea of art as a storyline, continuously producing meaning, and on the other the idea of art forming an aesthetically legible finished product. Krüger&Pardeller examine what sculpture means today and how, as viewers and as an institution, we deal with it. The production of sculpture poses questions about the autonomy and significance of form as well as the productive environment at the time of its exhibition. In this particular case, the bringing together of form, context, and spatial experience occurs against the background of Fritz Wotruba’s work (1907–1975). Krüger&Pardeller juxtapose their own view of art as an act of critical production with the sculptor’s approach. Wotruba’s notion of art production as a “moral principle,” as “resistance,” is addressed both in an audio play with historical sound documents and in a musical composition created especially for the installation.