Light is at the core of internationally acclaimed Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz’s ouevre. It is both a key conceptual theme in her work and a valuable medium. Kowanz has been revolutionizing the role of light in art for almost half a century, centered around an intrinsic fascination with how people perceive and respond to their surroundings, and the ability light has to shape and shift reality.
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About the artwork
Brigitte Kowanz, who represented Austria at the 2017 Venice Biennale, is instantly recognizable for her use of light as a sculptural material. Through neon tubing, Vergessen (Forgetting) presents us with indecipherable text, a metaphor for a message in the act of being forgotten.