Total Space of Colour
In memory of the sculptor Roland Goeschl, who was born in Salzburg in 1932 and died in December 2016 in Vienna, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg is showing a selection of his works. Featuring objects from the museum’s collection and the Generali Foundation, the exhibition focuses on Goeschl’s notion of sculpture and the works he created for public spaces. It also presents the artist’s commercials for Humanic shoes from the 1960s and 1970s—hugely popular at the time—as well as the experimental art magazine pfirsich.
A master class student and assistant of Fritz Wotruba at the Academy of fine arts in Vienna, Goeschl’s work was profoundly influenced by the time he spent in London and Paris during the 1960s. His approach to sculpture expanded and became more radical through his exploration of Concrete and Pop Art. Goeschl’s trademark became the primary colors of blue, red, and yellow and his sculptures evolved into architectonic spatial structures. The artist taught at Vienna’s Technische Universität from 1972 and is considered one of Austria’s most influential sculptors.
Curators: Barbara Herzog, Marijana Schneider, Curatorial Assistants, Museum der Moderne Salzburg