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Events 2005

Cooperation project Porsche Holding | Salzburger Kunstverein

Andreas Fogarasi

Porschehof, Foyer Gebäude B
Vogelweiderstraße 75,
5021 Salzburg
Opening of the exhibition: January 27, 2005, 5 p.m.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A cooperation project with Porsche Holding. For his work at Porschehof, Andreas Fogarasi did extensive research on the topic ”Autostadt“. Among other places he visited the Volkswagen City Wolfsburg, the ”Glaeserne Manufaktur“ in Dresden and Togliatti, the Russian Lada City. Both Wolfsburg and Togliatti, not surprisingly being twin towns, were built in the open countryside, around huge automobile plants. The two cities can be considered prototypes of modernistic town planning at the height of Fordism, i.e. at a time when industrial production constituted the very core of the respective economic system (Western Germany on the one side, and the Soviet Union on the other). Looking at town planning and design gives an impression of the working and living conditions at the plants as well as the changes that have taken place in recent years, after the heyday of automotive production. Fogarasi focuses on the visual and architectural representation of the automobile industry. In Wolfsburg and in Togliatti culture acts as a vehicle of communication, both inwardly and outwardly. It is an essential element when it comes to representing the image of the enterprise, as well as the image of the city. Being itself part of Porsche Holding‘s corporate culture, the exhibition makes culture its subject matter and puts it in a wider perspective. Fogarasi presents his research by way of photos, found visual material and texts that are held together by sculptural display elements that deal with the formal language and the communication design of the automotive industry (design of shops, trade fairs, cultural facilities, etc.)

Andreas Fogarasi was born in 1977 in Vienna, he studied architecture and art at the University of Applied Art, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the post-graduate program of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. He took part in numerous exhibitions, e.g. in the Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, gegeben sind at the Galerie im Taxispalais in Innsbruck, Wiener Linien at the Wien Museum. His work keeps revolving around urban planning, architecture and design of Modernism under the changing conditions of the service society.

In the lobby of the office building at Porschehof, Vogelweiderstrasse, temporary projects of art are being shown. Among the artists, whose works have been exhibited so far, are Barbara Holub, Anna Meyer, Hans Weigand, Erwin Wurm, Anna Jermolaewa, Helmut & Johanna Kandl and Muntean/Rosenblum. These projects are planned and organised by the Salzburger Kunstverein, in cooperation with Porsche Holding. The floor in the area used for the exhibitions was designed by Eva Schlegel.