Mel Ziegler, stuffed, 2004, Exhibition view, Secession 2003, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Mel Ziegler


July 4 – September 7, 2003

Mel Ziegler has been one of the most consistent proponents of an expanded in-situ concept since the nineties. In his projects that are located in both exhibition spaces and urban spaces, he explores how the circumstances of public life and social space are reflected in the architecture and “design” of cities. At the same time, his work focuses on the question of the hidden historical and social-political manifestations of representation. In order to reveal and manipulate these, Mel Ziegler uses the most diverse materials to create complex reference systems, in which individual and collective history converge.


Mel Ziegler, born in 1956, lives and works in Austin.