The exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW intends to generate greater visibility for positions in the fields of design, architecture, and crossmedia art taken by graduates from the University of Applied Arts Vienna living and working in Austria.
A cooperation between the MAK and the University of Applied Arts Vienna
In his Forms in Time solo exhibition developed for the MAK, the artist Kay Walkowiak focuses on fragments of a subjective phenomenology of (ideal) form. Following several scholarship residencies in Japan, India, and China, he has developed a special interest in the language of form and culture of these countries and has been working continuously since 2013 on, among other projects, a series of works concerning Le Corbusier’s planned city of Chandigarh, which demonstrates the limits of “timeless modernity” as a prototypical, failed urban utopia. Walkowiak explores the question of timelessness on the basis of bipolar culture-historical mentalities of the “East” and of the “West.” In an eclectic composition of new film and sculptural works, Walkowiak’s installation addresses questions involving the historically and socioculturally characterized approaches to recurring basic types of geometrical forms and questions their functional positing as projection surfaces of timeless utopias.