Donau:Insel / Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz

Transekte, 2023 © Herwig Turk & Gebhard Sengmüller

23.02.2024 – 05.05.2024

The Danube is Austria’s largest and most important river, but it is also characterized by strong contrasts as an over-formed cultural landscape: Industrial zone, recreational area and sensitive ecosystem. The Austrian artists Herwig Turk and Gebhard Sengmüller have taken this as the starting point for their artistic research: as part of their project Danube: Layer Change in the Gap Space, a complex of works at the interface of art and natural science was originally conceived for Vienna. This will be expanded for the exhibition by the geographical, ecological and historical circumstances of the city of Linz. Using the island as an artistic figure of thought, Turk and Sengmüller combine historical circumstances – such as the Strasserinsel, which existed in Linz until the 19th century – with current socio-political discourses on the utilization of the Danube region by means of an artificial island.

23.02.2024 – 05.05.2024
Lentos Kunstmuseum
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz