Regal für Berge (Berge)
Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler
wood, acrylic and polyurethane
227 × 60 × 25 cm
Inv. No. 0063a-f
The sculptural work Regal für Berge and Berge is one of a series of works representing an attempt to formulate the artists’ way of dealing with their immediate surroundings and their daily life. The concept of “multiple authors”, which in the meantime has become a “trademark” of the artistic work of Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler, is also an effective method of questioning prevailing ideas of the autonomously productive artistic genius. In the tense relationship between the possibility of developing a functional object and a functionless sculpture, the question of the social relevance of art is perceptible, as is uncertainty about the artists’ position.
At the first presentation of the shelves, they remained empty, their functionality as shelving disengaged. In use along with objects, a functional connection is made between the sculpture
Regal für Berge and the sculptures of Berge. This determines the way the objects are perceived by viewers who are, above all, influenced by the context in which a work is shown.
Paul Katzberger, 2005 (translation: Tim Sharp)Continue reading
Wallpaper #1, evn sammlung, Maria Enzersdorf, 2018
Träume von Räumen, Kinderkunstlabor, St. Pölten
Lower Austria Contemporary 2019, St. Pölten 2019, p. 36
Christine und Irene Hohenbüchler, „... verhalten zu ...“ [Kunsthalle Gießen, 27. November 1998 bis 8. Januar 1999; Basel, 12. Januar bis 6. März 1999], Cologne 1998, p. 61