For his first major museum commission in the United States, Vienna-based artist Markus Schinwald (b. 1973) presents a site-responsive installation that fills the galleries of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Schinwald’s architectural intervention acts as a prosthesis that changes the physical and psychological potential of the space and provides a display apparatus for altered 19th-century paintings and wooden sculptures created from the legs of Chippendale-style tables. Jointly organized by the Wattis and SFMOMA, this exhibition is part of SFMOMA’s New Work series, which provides a platform for artists to develop or premiere a body of work or present existing work in a new context.
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Markus Schinwald is jointly organized by the CCA Wattis Institute and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is part of the New Work series at SFMOMA, which is generously supported by SFMOMA’s Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Generous support is provided by Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz, Carlie Wilmans, Patricia W. Fitzpatrick, Nancy and R. Patrick Forster, and Station to Station. Additional support is provided by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.