What about these sculptures, washed up on our shores, are they more welcome than any human being? Through text such as this, audio and visual extracts of a selection of her often situation-specific works, the artist Maria Walcher explores aspects of collaboration, cultural translation, public space and associated artistic strategies. A dialogue between Maria Walcher and curator Simone Mair at ar/ge kunst.
Maria Walcher, (born 1984 in Brixen, Italy, lives in Innsbruck) is an artist whose work is concerned with situation-specific and socio-political issues. She studied MFA: Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus University Weimar and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Selection of exhibitions: Charlama Depot, Sarajevo (2011), SOMA, Mexico City (2013), CITY LAB Mostar (2013), Kunstfest Weimar (2014), Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, Den Haag (2014), Cselley-Mühle, Oslip (2016) and Domplatz, Innsbruck (2017).