Walter Stach / Neil Nieuwoudt, ‘MSL_1’, 2011, Museum of African Design (MOAD)

Artist's Statement
"4 x 3 x weekly reviews for Life Collection"

These 4 triptychs include the visual comments of five artists* refering to four articles in four editions of two weekly reviews (South African Mail & Guardian, Austrian Falter) published during the four weeks of my stay in SA-JHB as artist in residence at 12 Decades Art Hotel / Mainstreet Life november-december 2012.

  • South African Mpho Molikeng and Neil Nieuwoudt, Austrian Susanna Gruber and Wolf Werdigier, Walter Stach also as visual commentator and as visual designer of the complete series

Image rights: Photographer: Louis Grobler Artwork copyright holder: Walter Stach / Neil Nieuwoudt

Biography
Walter Stach, MA degree; artist and art mediator; studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the University of Vienna, graduated 1971; previous professional works at Academic Secondary School, University College of Teacher Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, University of Vienna, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Museums Education Service; Office for Cultural Mediation, KulturKontakt Austria and at numerous social, educational, cultural and art initiatives and NPO action groups; book- and other publications.
Founder member and member of the board of the Austrian Anti-Apartheid-Movement; constant artificial contacts with South African artists since 2008.

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