Porcelain Museum at Augarten
Obere Augartenstraße 1
Artists in past centuries were known to put a cloud wherever they needed to show a place located between reality and transcendence. “Cloud of Plates” is based on a sculptural concept: the idea of a 21st-century artistic intervention in the entryway to Vienna’s Augarten Park, which was built by architect Isidore Canevale in 1775.
Markus Hofer’s “cloud” of oversized plates transforms everyday objects into a work of art. At the same time, the Augarten sculpture is both a reference to and an artistic interpretation of the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory’s production. “Sculpturally depicting clouds is a big challenge for me as a sculptor, since clouds are always moving and change their shape constantly,” says Markus Hofer. Together with curator Claudia Lehner-Jobst and museum director Marina Yolbulur-Nissim, the artist will present models and plans from the project at the Porcelain Museum at Augarten as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.