Artists in Residence

The Austrian Sculpture Park annually invites national and international artists or art students to join the debate around the concepts of sculpture and the park itself, developing new artworks for the collection.


Through mutual utilisation of the synergies created by this programme and the atelier programmes of the Land Steiermark, the artists benefit from residential studios, the profound library of the Institute for Art in Public Spaces and their curatorial expertise, which can be accessed in case of content related consensus. 




Marit Wolters

Intermezzi, 2018


About the project

Marit Wolters uses both organic and synthetic materials for the development of hybrid sculptures. In her work she analyses the idea of “natural” and “artificial”. She uses the characteristics of various different building materials that are usually used for the production of architectural elements, in order to experiment with them in the creation process of her works. PU-foam and aerated concrete grow and spread into each other during the process. Just like the artist’s deliberate shape creation, his dynamic and free process is essential for the creation of the final shape. Amidst the “artificially designed nature” of the park, the artist places structures that look like tree-trunks, carrying traces of both organic growth and human design.

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