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Turner Prize winner Simon Starling (born 1967) has been invited to work in collaboration with the Danish artists group Superflex to inaugurate and unfold the new Thyssen-
These works "collapse" as unstable complexes around pertinent themes and present us with an exhibition that proposes triangulated speculations articulated by undisciplined objects, piercing through the layers of time and history and revisiting long-
The story of the sculptor Gustinus Ambrosi, the infamous commissioner of the Augarten studios, has been retraced on the occasion of TBA21s inaugural exhibition. Ambrosi's passionate affection for a Tyrolean cow (named the "Queen"), which he handpicked as a model for a sculpture for the New Reich Chancellery in Berlin in 1942 and the close encounter between the contemporary use of the space and the reemergence of archival material illuminating Ambrosi's role as an artist of the Third Reich is at the core of Kuh, a new project by Superflex. Two descendants of the "Queen" have been located in Tyrol and invited to graze—at least for the time being—in the Augarten. The cow is the portal to the past, and the doors have been reopened.
Curated by Daniela Zyman and Eva Wilson
Simon Starling, Prouvé (Road Test), 2012. Truck, Jean Prouvé ‘Shed’ roof section, 1956 © Jens Ziehe/TBA21, 2012
Exhibition May 30 -
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