Zur Errettung des Christentums (en.: For the Salvation of Christianity)

In the Visiting Artists series, Vienna artist Franz Kapfer spoke about his work and presented his project Zur Errettung des Christentums.

With Zur Errettung des Christentums, Franz Kapfer delivers a series of works consisting of photography and sculpture that deal with the construction of Austrian identity and history. “In his works, Franz Kapfer has constructed something like a forest of symbols in which the various ensembles become explicit and form something like a park of sculptures and images.[…] The symbols are freed of their anchors and thus provide a clear view of what they generate and their social formations, with all their unreality.”
(Martin Prinzhorn, in: Franz Kapfer, Zur Errettung des Christentums, Vienna 2006)

Franz KAPFER (*1971 in Fürstenfeld) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1996-2005). His solo exhibitions include, among others: Für Gott, Kaiser und Vaterland, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck (2009), Zur Errettung des Christentums, Galerie im Traklhaus Salzburg (2008), MMK – Stiftung Wörlen Passau (2007), Galerie Hohenlohe in Vienna (2006), and Salzburger Kunstverein (2006). Group exhibitions include: Kardinal König Kunstpreis Salzburg (2007), 30. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Galerie im Taxispalais Innsbruck (2007), Exitus. Tod alltäglich, Künstlerhaus in Vienna, Soufflé—Eine Massenausstellung, Kunstraum Innsbruck (all 2007). Franz Kapfer lives in Vienna.

In the context of the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2008 at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen in Innsbruck, Kapfer published the book Für Gott, Kaiser und Vaterland (2011).



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