Heimo Zobernig

  • Heimo Zobernig

  • Heimo Zobernig -  Projects

    Untitled, 1991

    16 cardboard cubes
    Variable dimensions

    Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Cologne

    Petit Palais

    Heimo Zobernig was born 1958 in Mauthen, Austria. He lives and works in Vienna and is considered as one of the most important and influential artists living today. The historically significant installation Untitled (1991) consists of 16 cardboard cubes of different sizes. Similar to the principle of matryoshka, the cubes gradually increase in size, each format being longer on the sides by approximately 2.5cm.
    From the very beginning, cardboard sculptures have been key works in Zobernig’s œuvre, a reaction to minimal sculpture typical of the 70s and 80s. As opposed to expensive materials and perfectly finished surfaces, he used inexpensive materials such as cardboard and lacquer. The cubes are handmade and are intentionally left with imperfections.

    Photo: Marc Domage

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