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Emerging Artists Talk IV: Laurence Sturla

02.11.2022 | 18:00 — 18:45
Collecting Policy. New Works in the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, exhibition view, 2022, © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, photo: Rainer Iglar

Emerging Artists in the collection of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Talk IV: Laurence Sturla

Laurence Sturla (b. 1992 Swindon, GB) works with the material clay, whose physical potential he explores and exhausts. His sculptures have something seemingly familiar and at the same time ghostly about them. Their forms are reminiscent of fragments of machines and industrial architecture of unknown origin and function from a bygone world. At the same time, the surfaces of the ceramics change before our eyes like growing organisms, being enclosed in a crust of salt. Memory, history and the present overlap and are turned upside down as categorizations of a linear conception of temporality.

In the final conversation for the exhibition Collecting Policy. New Works in the Museum der Moderne Salzburg (until November 6, 2022), artist Laurence Sturla and curator Marijana Schneider talk about Sturla’s artistic practice.

The conversation will be held in English.


Laurence Sturla lives and works in Vienna.

He has studied at The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and teaches Plastic Conceptions / Ceramics at the Kunstuniversität Linz.

His recent solo exhibitions include Through Tongue and Soil, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, AT (2022); Liste, with Gianni Manhattan, Basel, CH (2022); Stone Dreams, Loggia, Munich, DE (2021); Vienna Contemporary, with Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, AT (2020); The Shooter’s Drunk!, Pina, Vienna, AT (2018).

Sturla participated in various group shows including “nominated...” Vordemberge-Gildewart Award 2022, mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, AT (2022); Collecting Policy. New Works in the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, AT (2022); The Purloined Masterpiece. Images as Time Machines, Picture Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT (2022); Staying with the Trouble, Carbon 12, Dubai, UAE (2022); PK // K, Haus Wien, Vienna, AT (2021); Drawings, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, AT (2021); NOI, Museion, Bolzano, IT (2019).

Wednesday | 02.11.2022 | 18:00 — 18:45

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