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is the space,  is the form, is the time, in which movement can take place. The movement forms the space, defines the time, is the event, is the music. 

The exhibition The Sound of Art refers to the fact that music and creativity can be found everywhere. It affects every form of communication, whether in privat, in politics, in the economy, in trade ... locally and globally.
One of the shown art works is Sculpture.Europe. The goal is to emphasize the “united in diversity” and to present the project in this spirit in all EU countries, perhaps during Austria’s EU presidency in 2018. The same material, namely “”, is used for each country, though colors differ. Floor plans are individually customized for each nation to ensure the sculptures are accessible. This approach aims at representing on the one hand the respect for the individual nations and on the other hand the equality of the basic needs of all people. The transparency of the “glass” material symbolizes the importance of “open communication” in the sense of “passing through”.

Exhibition Opening
When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.

Exhibition |  May 18 - June 30, 2017

Matta Wagnest.

Matta Wagnest, born in Styria/Austria in 1964, studied visual concept design at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Exhibitions | selection
Biennale | Venice | Italy
Biennale | Istanbul | Turkey
Art Front Gallery | Tokyo | Japan
Kunsthalle New York | New York | USA
Wiener Secession | Vienna | Austria
Moderna Galerija | Ljubljana | Slovenia
De Appel Foundation | Amsterdam | Netherlands
BA Kunstforum | Vienna | Austria
Museum Moderner Kunst | Vienna | Austria
Palazzo della Permanente | Milan | Italy
Skulpturenpark | Graz | Austria
Staatliche Kunstsammlung | Vaduz | Liechtenstein
Dumont Kunsthalle | Cologne | Germany

Awards | Scholarships
1991     Art Award of Graz
1993    State Art Award of Styria
1995    State Scholarship for the Visual Arts
2005  Josef-Krainer-Award

Kunstforum | Frieze | Springerin | Camera Austria

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