Furniture installation by Manfred Kielnhofer

The Austrian artist and designer Manfred Kielnhofer has produced a new series of tables, lights and chairs. The result is pretty spectacular.


ÖAKR recycling competition, Schloss Schönbrunn vienna
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Recycling goes Kunst ÖAKR Kunstwettbewerb – vom Rohrstück zum Kunststück

ÖAKR Recycling Competition – From Pipe Piece to Piece of Art

Österreichischer Arbeitskreis Kunststoffrohr Recycling ÖAKR celebrates its 20th anniversary  this year! A perfect occasion for presenting the closed loop of plastic pipe use und reuse in an out-of-the ordinary fashion. The art contest „Kunststoffrohr Recycling einmal anders – vom Rohrstück zum Kunststück“ approaches plastic pipe recycling from a different perspective and  turns  „pipe pieces into pieces of art.
The participating Austrian artists Manfred Kielnhofer, Witold J. Pawlik, Arni Pichler, Christopher Rhomberg and Herbert Schmid were invited to Reststofftechnik, a partner of the ÖAKR System, to trash-pick discarded water supply, sewer, drainage, gas, heat and sanitary pipes.
We are all curious to see what interesting works of art will emerge until 5th April, the day oft he anniversary celebrations, and who the audience at the Convention Centre of Schönbrunn Castle will choose as the winner. ÖAKR is a collective system comprising the companies Agru, Dietzel Univolt, Egeplast, Geberit, Ke Kelit, Kontinentale, Glynwed, Martoni, Pipelife, Poloplast, Rehau and Uponor.
http://www.oeakr.at/content/presse/
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Im Jubiläumsjahr 2011 lässt der ÖAKR (Österreichischer Arbeitskreis Kunststoffrohr Recycling) den Recycling-Kreislauf von Kunststoffrohren zu Kunst werden. Anlässlich des 20-jährigen Bestehens veranstaltet er den Kunstwettbewerb „Kunststoffrohr Recycling einmal anders – vom Rohrstück zum Kunststück“. Fünf Künstler, die zum Teil seit Jahren mit dem Werkstoff Kunststoff arbeiten, wurden dazu eingeladen,  aus ÖAKR-Sammelgut Kunstobjekte zu gestalten:

  • Christopher Rhomberg und
  • Witold J. Pawlik aus Wien,
  • Manfred Kielnhofer aus Linz,
  • Arni Pichler aus Schauersberg und
  • Herbert Schmid aus Gunskirchen.

Materialauswahl beim ÖAKR-Systempartner Reststofftechnik

Aus der Vielzahl ausgedienter  Wasser- , Abwasser-, Abfluss-, Dränage, Gas-, Heizungs- und Sanitärrohre, Kabelschutz-, Elektro- und Installationsrohre, die am Sammelplatz vom ÖAKR-Systempartner Reststofftechnik in Henndorf/Wallersee in unterschiedlichsten Farben und Dimensionen zur Verfügung standen, wählten die Künstler ihr Material aus.  In den nächsten Wochen entstehen in den Ateliers interessante Werke aus den Altrohren und Verarbeitungsresten. Man darf schon gespannt sein auf imposante Objekte wie etwa Lichtskulpturen, Rauminstallationen oder Möbel aus Kunststoffrohren.

Im Rahmen der Jubiläumsveranstaltung im Schloss Schönbrunn am 5. April 2011 werden die Künstler ihre Werke präsentieren und die Festgäste ein Siegerobjekt küren.
http://www.poloplast.com

The Timeguards sculpture by Manfred Kielnhofer at the artmagazine visualartbeat

http://visualartbeat.com
timeguards_sculpture_kielnhofer_visualartbeat

Wächterwanderung Gmunden am Traunsee

Wächterwanderung
Gmunden am Traunsee, Fr. 7. Jänner 2011 um 17.00Uhr

Treffpunkt, Stationen:
1. Barix, Vintage and art, Calla, Waldo, Esplanade 14
2. Badewiese Esplanade, neben Yachthafen
3. Elfriede Würth, Individualistin, Wunderbergstrasse 2
4. Atelier Fritz Knoll, Designlampen, Mauergasse 2

www.barix.at www.lichtkunst.soup.io www.kielnhofer.com

Die Wächter des Lichtes von Manfred Kielnhofer.
Manfred Kielnhofer has created a lighted series of his ghostly Time Guards. Representative of Christian iconography and perhaps something out of Dante’s Inferno, these are certainly not your average Christmas lights. The life-sized sculptures that ooze a feeling of melancholy are equipped with energy saving lamps 32W. The lighted ones are slightly less depressing and creepy, no?
http://design-milk.com/light-guards-by-manfred-kielnhofer/

Grand Finale of the Light Art Biennial Austria 2010


the Project AREA 53 presents

Grand Finale
of the
Light Art Biennial Austria 2010
Patrick Baumüller (AT), Andrea Borgonovo (IT), Barbara Doser (AT), Heidulf Gerngross (AT), Hofstetter Kurt (AT), Manfred Kielnhofer (AT), Christoph Luckeneder (AT), Eric Michel (FR), Alexandre Murucci (BR), Anka Nidzgorska (PL), Peter Sandbichler (AT), Martina Schettina (AT), Reto Schölly (CH/D), Michael Schuster / Sonja Gangl (AT), Marco Testini (IT),
Two People One Work (AT), Mounty R. P. Zentara (AT)
Opening
11. Nov. 2010, 7. p.m.
Gallery AREA 53
Gumpendorfer Straße 53
A-1060 Vienna

+43 676 621 5660
theAREA53@gmail.com
www.AREA53.name
http://lightart-biennale.com

12. Nov. 2010 – 17. Dec. 2010

Tuesday – Friday, 3.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Saturday by appointment

The „Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010“ is a non-commercial biennial of light art-projects and the first biennial of light art that happende in Austria. The biennial 2010 has the slogan „private light in public spaces“ and runs in several Austrian cities in the autumn of 2010. It started at September 1st in Linz, nearly at the same time as the ars electronica festival which started at September 2nd. The organisation is done by Gallery Artpark Linz, consultant is Peet Thomsen (USA/Copenhagen/Linz). The selection of the artists was curated. Members of the jury were artists and curators, one of them Laura Plana Gracia from Spain.

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. The concept was made by the two founders of the Light Art Biennial, Manfred Kielnhofer and Martina Schettina.

Art project AREA 53 by TWO PEOPLE ONE WORK
Karin Sulimma & Mounty R. P. Zentara

Die Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010 auf der Kunstmesse BERLIN ART TOWER

Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010

Die Lichtkunstbiennale Austria 2010 ist zu Gast in Berlin bei der Kunstmesse BERLIN ART TOWER vom 06. 10. bis 10.10 2010 www.berlin-arttower.de

Alte Kindl Brauerei / Neukölln
Die erste Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria 2010 trägt das Motto „private light in public spaces“. Im Sinne der Aktion von Joseph Beuys in Düsseldorf  1965 „Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt“, wird die unerwartete Konfrontation des Publikums mit Lichtkunst im öffentlichen Raum zum zentralen Gegenstand der Ausstellung.

Es wird eine Auswahl der über 50 Künstler aus 4 Kontinenten und 21 Ländern gezeigt.
Heidulf Gerngross (AT), Manfred Kielnhofer (AT), Christoph Luckeneder (AT), Peter Sandbichler (AT), Martina Schettina (AT), Two people one work, Karin Sulimma, Monuty R.P. Zentara (AT), Eric Michel (FR), Alexandre Murucci (BR), Reto Schölly (CH/D)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
www.lightart-biennale.com

Light Art Biennale Austria 2010
Berlin Art Tower art fair from 06th to 10th October 2010 www.berlin-arttower.de Alte Kindl Brauerei / Neukölln

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. The show with over 50 artists from 2 countries runs under the title „private light in public spaces“. A versatile overview is presented at Berlin Arttower art fair.
Heidulf Gerngross (A), Peter Sandbichler (A), Christoph Luckeneder (A), Martina Schettina (A), Manfred Kielnhofer (A), Two people one work, Karin Sulimma, Monuty R.P. Zentara (A), Eric Michel (FR), Alexandre Murucci (BR), Reto Schölly (CH/D)

Best regards.
www.lightart-biennale.com

Mounty R. P. Zentara

http://area53.name

Martina Schettina

Lichtobjekt – „Tetraeder“
von Martina Schettina.
6 Leuchstäbe Länge á 136 cm. Langenzersdorf, 2010
Der regelmäßige Tetraeder ist der erste der fünf platonischen Körper, genauer ein (dreidimensionales) Polyeder (ein Vielflächner) mit vier (kongruenten) gleichseitigen Dreiecken als Flächen, sechs (gleichlangen) Kanten und vier Ecken, in denen jeweils drei Flächen zusammentreffen. Die Darstellung des Tetraeders erfolgte durch 6 Leuchtstäbe als Lichtobjekt. Die Zahl 6 ist eine besondere Zahl: Sie ist die kleinste vollkommene Zahl: 6 = 1 + 2 + 3. 6 ist die Fakultät von 3: 6 = 3! = 1 * 2 * 3, was bemerkenswert ist, weil es keine andere Zahl gibt, bei der das Produkt dreier Zahlen gleich der Summe derselben Zahlen ist. Ebenso ist

Die Gleichung x3 + y3 + z3 = 6xyz hat als einzige Lösung x=1, y=2 und z=3. Auch ist

Schließlich ist 6 eine Dreieckszahl. D. h. legt man Spielsteine in einem Dreieck an, 1, 2, 3, 4, pro Reihe, dann ist 6 die dritte Dreieckszahl 1+2+3 = 6.
Die Zahl 136, die Länge der einzelnen Leuchtstäbe, ergibt sich aus der Überlegung, dass die Summe beiden ersten vollkommen Zahlen, also 6 und 28, mit der Flächenzahl 4 des Tetraeders multipliziert, 136 ergibt:  (6+28) x 4 = 136.
http://schettina.com

Manfred Kielnhofer


Light room, water reflection at the gallery Artpark – photography and light art concept by Manfred Kielnhofer

Interlux light art electric chair by Manfred Kielnhofer


Konzeptstudie in Arbeit:  Museumsbau für Kunst und Religion

The guardians of time at the salt mine Altaussee in Austria – sculpture and photography by Manfred Kielnhofer

http://kielnhofer.com
http://timeguards.com
http://kielnhofer.at
http://fotopark.at
http://artpark.at
http://contemporary-art.at
http://lightart-biennale.com

Light Art Biennale Austria 2010

Light art Biennial Austria 2010
The first „Lightart Biennale Austria 2010“ is a non-commercial exhibition of lightart. There are light-artists as well as visual artists who uses light as an art-medium. The Biennale 2010 is using the slogan „private light in public spaces“.
The Lightart-Biennale Austria 2010 starts in autumn 2010 in Austria, consultant is Peet Thomsen (USA/Copenhagen/Linz) and the works are selected by a jury.
The start of the Biennale will be September 1st in Linz and September 4th 2010 in Perchtoldsdorf, with a final exhibition in Vienna in November 2010. We keep the public informed about the Biennale with a Blog, a Website and a planned printed catalogue. The submissions can be watched on www.lightart.posterous.com. Selected artists and exhibition spaces can be seen on www.lightart-biennale.at.

Artists from 4 continents and 21 countries have been selected by now.
1. Norbert Francis Attard (Malta/DE)
2. Eliska Bartek (CZ/CH/DE)
3. Carlo Bernardini (IT)
4. Svetlana Blum (AT)
5. Balint Bolygo (UK)
6. Juanli Carrión Kei-Seki (ES)
7. Stanley Casselman (USA)
8. Anibal Catalan (MX)
9. Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand)
10. Fabrizio Corneli (IT)
11. Jardin Cosmique (ES)
12. Barbara Doser (AT)
13. Titia Ex (NL)
14. Heidulf Gerngross (AT)
15. Silvia Gröbner (AT)
16. Muhammad Hafiz (USA)
17. Hofstetter Kurt (AT)
18. Hideo Iwasaki (JP)
19. Manfred Kielnhofer (AT)
20. Manfred Koutek (AT)
21. Tilman Küntzel (DE)
22. Ofri Lapid (DE)
23. Thorbjørn Lausten (DK)
24. Chrisoph Luckeneder (AT)
25. Jakob Mattner (DE)
26. Donatella Mei (IT)
27. Eric Michel (FR)
28. Steven Mieszelewicz, ENESS (AUS)
29. Alexandre Murucci (BR)
30. Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia (PH)
31. Paradox Paul (DE)
32. Rebecca Partridge (UK)
33. Jaanika Peerna (USA)
34. Jason Peters (USA)
35. Suzy Poling, (USA)
36. João Raposo (PT)
37. Erwin Redl (AT)
38. Seth Riskin (USA)
39. John Routledge (UK)
40. Peter Sandbichler (AT)
41. Martina Schettina (AT)
42. Reto Schölly (CH/DE)
43. Manabu Shimada (JP/UK)
44. Estela Sokol (BR)
45. Phil Stearns (USA)
46. Isa Stein Christoph Fürst (AT)
47. Johann Steininger (AT)
48. “Nitram” Martin Stockinger (AT)
49. Evros = Evrensel Ürüm (TK)
50. Rob Voerman (NL)
51. Patrice Warrener (FR)
52. Karina Wellmer-Schnell (DE)
53. Richard Williams (IR)
54. Samson Young (China)
55. Mounty R. P. Zentara (AT)
56. TWO PEOPLE ONE WORK Karin Sulimma (A), Mounty R. P. Zentara (AT)
57. Pomodoro Bolzano (= Max D. Well, Christian Wittkowsky, Andreas Müller und Detlef Thomas) (DE)

Exhibitions:
Linz
Galerie Wuensch www.artmarket.at / Hideo Iwasaki – 1.Aug. – 30.Sept. / outdoor Manfred Kielnhofer
Artpark contemporary art www.artpark.at 2. Sept. – 30Okt. – opening Sep 1st. 7 pm
City Galerie www.citygalerie.at 2-11 Sep.
Galerie am Schillerpark www.antikhaus.at 2-11 Sep.

Wien, Perchtoldsdorf
“24 hours Light art” September 3 -5 Friday 2pm – 10 pm, Satturday 10 am– 10 pm, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
“Opening party” 24 hours lightart” Saturday September 4 2010, 6 pm
artP.kunstverein Franz Josef Straße 1a A-2380 Perchtoldsdorf, www.artp.a-r-t.cc
Innsbruck
Galerie Claudiana www.arsnova.at 4-18.Nov.2010
Wien
AREA53 www.area53.name 12.Nov. – 17.Dec. 2010, Opening 11.11. 7pm
The light art Biennial Austria 2010 by contemporary art ruhr C.A.R. 2010 (Essen) 29.-31.10.2010 Welterbe Zollverein
(official part of RUHR.2010)

The next biennial will take place in Austria in 2012

Curatorial Statement
Light Art Biennial Austria 2010 – “Private Art in Public Spaces”
I have been asked to be consultant for the Light Art Biennial in Austria. The Biennial is inspired by a similar Biennial, which will be held in the Ruhrgebiet. Austria’s theme for the first Biennial will be “Private Light in Public Spaces”. The name a gentle play on the German Light Art Biennial “Open Light in Private Spaces”
The name of the biennial describes the technical medium being used could also be interpreted in another manner. Light art – art without substance, this could be understood as unserious art. It could also be interpreted in another way. Art without substance is art about the immaterial. The object can be seen but never touched. But is it unserious? Milan Kundera wrote a book called “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” – And so comes the heavy part of the project. Light is about life – without light there is no life. The light of the sun fuels the planet. Light is a symbol used in churches for life itself. Some catholic churches begin their midnight Easter services in darkness. Then when the light of the rising sun comes through the stained glass window the worshippers light candles. The light then goes from one person to the next. This is how life and energy works. The seed of the man impregnates the woman and thus begins a new life. But the energy is there before. – the burning desire of the individuals for each other – this energy is the fuel of life. When we look to the sun as for example Olafur Eliasens: “Sun” at the Tate Modern we find calmness. We are reassured that everything is all right. So is it with light art – we find a space for solace and contemplation or just a pleasing view – whatever we find – we are enriched – such is the nature of light art.
Linz is the perfect venue for a departure into an area filled with light art. When you arrive in Linz by boat you are greeted by several great examples of light art. Lentos Art Museum and Ars Electronica Center each on their own side of the Danube with light incorporated into their facades. Lentos the older building and is probably the inspiration for the facade of Ars is at night a pattern of blue light which at night with its reflection in the Danube is absolutely beautiful. The Ars Electronica Center with its every changing display is a real experience. But there are also other lights incorporated in the architecture, which are truly pleasing to the eye. The bridge across the Danube is also worth noticing. Thus with the palate wetted and greeted by the city of Linz we can step off the boat and begin to explore the city of Linz and the artworks placed into the public spaces by the artists of the festival.
Peet Thomsen

Conzept: Martina Schettina, Manfred Kielnhofer
Consultant: Peet Thomsen NY / Copenhagen
Curator: Laura Plana Gracia ES

“last call for artists”
info@lightart-biennale.com
Deadline for the final show in Vienna is Oct. 30

Kind Regards
www.lightart-biennale.com

ARTPARK contemporary art
Wienerstrasse 44, 4020 Linz, Austria

http://artpark.at
galerie@artpark.at
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