September 22, 2004 - Frankfurter Kunstverein - Markus Schinwald
September 22, 2004

Markus Schinwald

Markus Schinwald
Tableau Twain

1 September – 24 October 2004

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Steinernes Haus am Roemerberg, Markt 44
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
opening hours: Tu – Su 11 – 19

T. +49 / 69 / 21 93 14 – 30,
F. +49 / 69 / 21 93 14 – 11,
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Markus Schinwald, Contortionists (Vicky), 2003 C-Print, 100 x 100 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna   

A Co-operative Project of Frankfurter Kunstverein and Siemens Arts Program

The Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Siemens Arts Program jointly present “Tableau Twain,” the first comprehensive one-man show of works by Austrian artist Markus Schinwald (born in Salzburg in 1973, currently lives in Vienna).

Markus Schinwald’s work alludes in a very individualistic way to historical myths, psychoanalysis, and cultural theories. He occupies an important position in contemporary artistic discourse. In his artworks, Markus Schinwald focuses on the many-faceted cultural and historical significance of the body and its medial staging. Prostheses and mechanical apparatuses often put the protagonists of his films and photographs under marionette-like constraints which transform the human body into a cultural artifact. In stage-like installations, interventions with articles of clothing, and photographic or filmic artworks, the artist works with a wide variety of techniques whose aesthetics he adapts for his stories in order to create idiosyncratic and mystical habitats.

Schinwald has already participated in two of Siemens Arts Program’s exhibition projects in the recent past: “Unwearable. Fashion as Sculpture” at the Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst Koeln in 2001 and “film” at the 49th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2003. He also participated in the exhibition “Adorno. The Possibility of the Impossible” at the Frankfurter Kunstverein last year.

Markus Heinzelmann (Siemens Arts Program) and Nicolaus Schafhausen (Frankfurter Kunstverein)
Artist’s Book
The exhibition is accompanied by an artist’s book. Published by Lukas & Sternberg, the volume includes an article by Vanessa Joan Mueller, as well as an interview with Markus Schinwald by Markus Heinzelmann.

200 pages, 140 color illustrations, 27 x 19 cm, German/English,
ISBN 0-9745688-7-2

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Steinernes Haus am Roemerberg, Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt / Main, Germany
T. +49 / 69 / 21 93 14 – 30, F. +49 / 69 / 21 93 14 – 11,,
opening hours: Tu – Su 11 – 19

Siemens Arts Program
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Munich, Germany
T. +49 / 89 / 6 36 – 3 35 87
F. +49 / 89 / 6 36 – 3 36 15

Frankfurter Kunstverein
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