The exhibition Yesterday, Today, Today at Art Space Schloss Buchberg near Gars am Kamp is a joint project by the collectors Gertraud and Dieter Bogner and mumok. We present works inside and outside by eight artists that enter into dialog with the historical architecture and the surrounding landscape and thereby set off an inspiring interplay between history and present, yesterday and today.
The Bogners have been using this originally medieval castle since the 1970s as a dynamic stage for the exploration of contemporary art. References to architecture and to abstract forms and an interest in works that take an analytical approach to language and new media technologies have always been key elements in the Bogners’ collecting philosophy. These themes and this diversity of media are the basis of this exhibition, which runs against traditional delineations between art genres and the conventional contrasts between past and present. By bridging different periods, the works on show also present the coexistence of abstract forms and concrete contents and of aesthetic structures and real situations.
Nicole Six / Paul Petritsch