Michael Snow, Piano Sculpture, 2009, Installation view, Secession 2012, Photo: Wolfgang Thaler

Michael Snow

Recent Works

February 23 – April 15, 2012

In Recent Works, his first solo show in Austria, Canadian artist Michael Snow shows photographic works and film installations from the past ten years. His film works are already familiar to Viennese and Austrian audiences as his experimental films have long been part of the collection of the Austrian Film Museum. During the exhibition, the museum will be cooperating with the Secession to show a program of early and rarely screened films by Snow.

Born in 1929, Snow has worked as a professional musician since the 1950s and began in the early 1960s to explore painting and sculpture, soon also developing an intense interest in experimental film and photography. With Wavelength (1966/67), he created what Annette Michelson has called a “paradigmatic” work of film history that also represents a turning point in his artistic career. He has now been working for over fifty years in a wide range of media, often operating on thresholds, exploring one medium from the perspective of another.


Michael Snow, born in Toronto in 1929, where he lives and works.