Three years, 36 locations, 38 projects, 121 participating artists
Volume 13 of the series documenting the work of Public Art Lower Austria (KOERNOE) includes every project and event that was realized in all of Lower Austria with the support of the Department of Culture of the State of Lower Austria between 2017 and 2019. The artistic field of public art is characterized by an abundance of functions and opportunities and is unique in its interaction with the different aspects and special qualities of the public realm. The works realized by Austrian and international artists range from permanent designs for public squares, the active engagement with the culture of remembrance, and walk-in installations, to participatory, performative, and ephemeral projects. The function intended for each artwork had its own particular challenges, and the artists found specific solutions that were often equally cautious and bold in the form of works commemorating the victims of the Nazi regime, works in which the public could participate in remembering volunteer fire departments that no longer exist, works giving a voice to women’s rights, or works creating places of conversation, reflection, and community in social institutions. The meticulous graphic design of this clothbound book was created by the sensomatic graphic design studio. With its practical size and maps, it is also a great source of inspiration for taking a daytrip to visit public art.
Participating artists, curators, and people involved in the projects: Iris Andraschek, Maria Auböck, Alejandro Bachmann, Miriam Bajtala, Gabriele Berger, Roman Britschgi, Ramesch Daha, Edith Dekyndt, Ines Doujak, Christian Eberle, Irena Eden, eSeL (Lorenz Seidler), Tina Frank, Magdalena Frey, Hilde Fuchs, Bernd Haberl, Marlene Hausegger, Georgia Holz, Christine und Irene Hohenbüchler, Barbara Holub, Anna Jermolaewa, Susi Jirkuff, Johanna & Helmut Kandl, Franz Kapfer, Jakob Lena Knebl, Peter Kozek, Tatiana Lecomte, Stijn Lernout, Hubert Lobnig, Constantin Luser, Lazar Lyutakov, Claudia Märzendorfer, Sissi Makovec, Moritz Matschke, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Filippo Minelli, Thea Moeller, Jeanette Pacher, Katrin Plavčak, Elisabeth Penker, Paul Petritsch, Ursula Maria Probst, Paul Rajakovic, Rosa Rendl, Jörg Reissner, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Isa Rosenberger, Franz Sam, Maruša Sagadin, Heidi Schatzl, Leo Schatzl, Susanne Schuda, Christian Schwarzwald, Nicole Six, Ingeborg Strobl, Ingo Vetter, Anita Witek, Nil Yalter, Bärbl Zechner, Martin Zet, Leo Zogmayer u.v.m.
Places: Amstetten, Baden, Emmersdorf a. d. Donau, Erlauf, Fratres, Gansbach, Göpfritz an der Wild, Golling, Grafenegg, Grein (OÖ), Großmugl, Hagenbrunn, Hollabrunn, Klein-Pöchlarn, Krems a. d. Donau, Krems-Stein, Lanzendorf, Lunz am See, Martinsberg, Melk, Mistelbach, Neunkirchen, Neustadtl, Orth a. d. Donau, Petzenkirchen, Pöggstall, Purgstall, St. Nikola (OÖ), St. Pölten, Theresienfeld, Türnitz, Waldegg, Weikendorf, Wien, Ybbsitz