Emanuel Ehgartner is a contemporary Austrian sculptor, living and working in Vienna, Austria. He studied art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The artist shares with us his newest project where he returns sculptures to their urban space from which they originated.

Back to the streets | Emanuel Ehgartner

emanuel ehgartner, featured artist, munchies art club, steel sculpture
BACK TO THE STREET (2021-) | Project with an open end | PIECE TWO

Back to the Streets. Returning sculptures back to their urban space.

The Austrian Artist Emanuel Ehgartner surprises with a new project, where he returns his minimalistic sculptures back to the streets.

The previously featured artist has been part of the Munchies Art Club family from the early days.

online art magazine, artist, sculptor, back to the street, installation, print,
BACK TO THE STREET (2021-) | Project with an open end | PIECE ONE

Over the past 10 years I collected structures, objects or ideas from the street - the urban space - and formed them into sculptures and wall pieces.

In the same spirit John Baldessari burnt all his paintings in 1970 in his CREMATION PROJECT I will return all my sculptures to the urban space, where they originated. 

I no longer want to produce elitist, unique objects for elitist people - and unfortunately that ́s really all art and especially the art market is about nowadays.

As Charlotte Posenenske once pointed out: "Art is unable to contribute to the resolution of urgent social problems.”

Every piece will be documented and people can buy a framed print for the cost price, so it ́s guaranteed that everybody can afford this kind of artwork - and not only a privileged socio-economic group. 

unique, bales sari, cremation projects, eco-social issues, charlotte posenenske
BACK TO THE STREET (2021-) | Project with an open end | PIECE THREE

If you bring your work back to said place, what if I find the piece? Can I take it with me?

Of course you can take it. Sooner or later they get disposed of anyway. But that's beyond my control, any kind of future for the objects is fine with me - the documentary photo always remains.

How many artworks are we talking about? If it affects all of the works in this series, are you left with an empty studio?

I will bring ALL of my sculptural works back into the public space. Yes, I will have an empty studio in a few weeks, except for the wall work. I don't know what will happen to it yet

What happens next? 

What happens next is still open. Maybe I'll start a new series, maybe I'll focus on furniture and design projects.

 structures, steel, color, minimalistic sculptures, found objects, everyday,
Welding equipment

If you bring your work back to said place, what if I find the piece? Can I take it with me?

Of course you can take it. Sooner or later they get disposed of anyway. But that's beyond my control, any kind of future for the objects is fine with me - the documentary photo always remains.

How many artworks are we talking about? If it affects all of the works in this series, are you left with an empty studio?

I will bring ALL of my sculptural works back into the public space. Yes, I will have an empty studio in a few weeks, except for the wall work. I don't know what will happen to it yet

What happens next? 

What happens next is still open. Maybe I'll start a new series, maybe I'll focus on furniture and design projects.

The artist on Instagram:

Munchies
Art Club
Subscribe to our newsletter
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.