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zweintopf, Das kleine Zaunstück, 2024
© Joanna Pianka
Natalie Deewan, Gleichzeituhr, 2024
© Joanna Pianka
Markus Hiesleitner, Steppenroller, 2024
© Joanna Pianka
Nataša Sienčnik, Fabrik für internationale Utopien, 2024
© Nataša Sienčnik
Nataša Sienčnik, Fabrik für internationale Utopien, 2024
© Nataša Sienčnik
22.6.2024, 14:00–18:30 h
Platz vor der Kirche, Loosdorf

As part of the anniversary exhibition RENAISSANCE einst, jetzt & hier (RENAISSANCE. Then, now & here)at Schallaburg Castle, visitors will be able to enjoy a public art path between Loosdorf and Schallaburg Castle. Curated by the Verein Lendhauer (Lendhauer Association), it addresses different aspects of linear perspective, which was a central artistic element of the Renaissance.

We regard the Renaissance as an era of new beginnings and rediscoveries that was defined by self- confidence and a focus on the individual. It also spawned revolutionary developments in art, such as linear perspective as a new way to represent three-dimensional space in pictures. This changed our view of the world. At the same time, capitalism as an economic and social system was in its beginnings and would go on to have a fundamental impact on people’s lives, while the search for new worlds broadened our knowledge of botany, fauna, and other cultures.

Linear perspective is based on scientific systems that represent the world as something that can be mea-sured and categorized. This understanding not only influenced art; it also established a “Western view.” Although the Renaissance has long been held to be the pathbreaking benchmark for innovation and artistic relevance, on the flipside, it cemented ahegemonic, Eurocentric self-image that still defines our perspective of the world to this day. The artistic projects in Loosdorf, Anzendorf, and at the foot of Schallaburg Castle explore the achievements of the Renaissance, while also considering parallels to the present time and hinting at possible future scenarios. The artists Natalie Deewan, Markus Hiesleitner, Hanno Kautz, Nataša Sienčnik, and zweintopf address its more ambivalent aspects of rationalization and problematize its focus on the individual as a subject. The installations are meant to broaden our view and put new narratives to the test.


Thomas Vasku
Mayor of Loosdorf

Kurt Farasin

René Raubal
Loosdorf Cultural Association


Georg Strasser
Member of the National Council representing Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner

Joint walk from Loosdorf to Schallaburg Castle, along the installations, accompanied by music from the Großmütterchen Hatz Trio (Franziska Hatz, Saša Nikolić and Richie Winkler) and parts of the Novacek Choir.

4:30 p.m., Gasthof Jäger, Anzendorf
Greeting: Walter Handl, Mayor of Schollach

5.30 p.m., Schallaburg Castle, Neuschloss

Shuttle bus to the opening from Vienna to Loosdorf, from Vienna between the University and Rathauspark. Departure: 12.30 pm, return: 6.30 pm, Schallaburg car park. Please register for the event, possibly with a reservation for the shuttle bus, by Thursday, 20 June 2024, at: