Klaus Weber, Exhibition view, Secession 2008, Photo: Pez Hejduk

Klaus Weber

September 19 – November 9, 2008

In his first major solo show in Austria the Berlin-based artist Klaus Weber is introducing work from the last few years, including works specially conceived for the exhibition, in which he lends the main space of the Secession the character of a living organism. Light, sound and smell play a supporting role and sensually interweave the various objects with the space. Exemplary for this is the new work Sonnenorgel, which serves as the “central organ”. For this, Klaus Weber has had a heliostat installed and a number of glass panels replaced on the roof of the Secession to send unfiltered sunlight into the space and, directed by a pile of mirrors, to light the other artworks like spots. In this way he not only invisibly brings the outdoors into the space but also deconstructs the white cube of the Secession and lays the architectural structure open.

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Klaus Weber, born in Sigmaringen in 1967, lives and works in Berlin.