Hexagrace, fresque de Victor Vasarely, terrasse publique de l’Hôtel Fairmont Monte-Carlo
Horaire : 29th April 2016 – 22:30 – 22:45
Photo credit: © Courtesy of Gabriele Senn Gallery, Vienna and the artist
Marko Lulic approaches the aftermath of Modernism with aesthetic rigour – and humour. In 2009, in a Vienna square he put up billboard-size numbers reading ‘99.73’: Lulic was publicizing not a radio station but the shockingly high percentage of voters who agreed to Austria’s annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938. Inspired by a TV programme from 1970 featuring Raquel Welch in a sexy futuristic outfit dancing in front of Modernist monuments, Lulic did a hilarious remake with three dancers posing amid spiky outdoor metal sculptures by the late Erich Hauser – 1970s and ‘80s works of the kind that awkwardly populate Germany’s pedestrian areas (Space-Girl Dance, 2009). For Nuit Blanche Lulic, working with dancers, will ‘reactivate’ Victor Vasarely’s Hexagrace (1979), the huge hexagonal mosaic forming the roof of Auditorium Rainer III.
Marko Lulic was born in 1972 in Vienna. He is an artist whose work results from the crossover between architectural modernism, ideology and aestheticism. Lulic plays on the basic nature of public monuments and sculptures, which he uses as a backdrop. During his performances, they reveal a different side.
He has produced many exhibitions on the national and international stage: Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Oldenburger Kunstverein, MAK, Vienna; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich; 21er Haus – Belvedere, Vienna; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Grazer Kunstverein, Kunsthalle St. Gallen and Frankfurter Kunstverein.
His work has also been exhibited at the Biennale of Sydney; the 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/Bienne; the October Salon, Belgrade; and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. In recent years, he has also organised several exhibitions at the Vienna Secession, the Siemens Arts Program, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Kardinal König Kunstpreis, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation Prize and the Erich Hauser Foundation Prize. For the last five years, he has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.