In many of his works, Graz-based artist Richard Kriesche deals with the intersection between art, science and mass media publicity. His work in the exhibition deals with the first and only space mission in which an Austrian cosmonaut participated. This flight, also known as Austromir 91, was made in collaboration with the former Soviet Union. This collaboration emerged from Graz TU professor Dr. Willibald Riedler, whose Institute for Space Research worked with Russian scientists for years. In addition to the work, which can be seen in the rooms of the HALLE FÜR KUNST as part of the exhibition, there is a work on the same complex of themes, which is permanently located on the Schlossberg. Together with the artist we want to visit both works and talk with him about his art.
is an artist, art and media theorist. His artistic fields of work include photo art, video art, computer art, net art, installations, performance and multimedia art. In his works, Kriesche attempts to bridge the gap between the genetic micro-worlds and the macro-worlds of the universe. With his sculptures and installations, Kriesche has been at numerous major events such as documenta 6; the Venice Biennale; and in museums such as the Haus der Kunst; Munich, and the Chicago Art Institute. Most recently, the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg dedicated an extensive survey exhibition to him.