• MAR 30 to FEB 28
    Solo Exhibition
    shoshowcase: Ulrike Lienbacher. House of Cards


    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAR 30, 2012 to FEB 28, 2013

    Event Location

    Kunsthalle Wien

    Treitlstraße 2. 1040 Vienna, Austria

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    • Ulrike Lienbacher


    Kartenhaus (House of Cards) is both an installation and a photographic work that was conceived by the artist specifically for its site. The artist built real houses of cards from a selection of one hundred postcards all of which show naked bodies, photographed the houses from varied angles, and assembled the shots to a theoretically infinite space in a honeycomb-like structure. Famous motifs from art history are used whose appearance in public space irritates, though. The irritation results from the shift of context from a closed space into the public sphere, from the mixture of different periods of making, and from the multiple change of scale from the original to the postcard and back again to the human model.

    Ulrike Lienbacher was born in Oberdorf in 1963; she lives in Vienna and Salzburg.

    Curator: Cathérine Hug

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