Commissioner: Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Curator: Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.
Exhibitor: Renate Bertlmann.
Discordo ergo sum. Renate Bertlmann has conceived a new two-part, site-specific installation that, in accordance with her overall approach, is characterised by high formal and conceptual precision. Based on the artist’s programmatic axiom, Amo Ergo Sum, the impressive textual piece opposite the pavilion and the sprawling installation of knife-roses spread out across the pavilion’s entire courtyard displays an artistic commentary that makes the existential ambivalence of the human experience tangible in both form and content. The pavilion itself serves as a contemplation zone that, in the sense of a cartographic perspective, places core aspects of Bertlmann’s art since the 1970s in a relationship with the new installation in Venice.