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Spring Celebration


19.05.2019 2 pm-9 pm

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About the celebration

Artist in Residence 2019: Jun Yang The Emperor’s Ice

Every year the Austrian Sculpture Park invites national and international artists as well as classes of art students to enter into a dialogue with the special circumstances in the Sculpture Park, and to develop works either jointly or alongside one another. Jun Yang was awarded the Artist in Residence prize at the Austrian Sculpture Park for 2019. Starting from the myth that Marco Polo brought back to Europe from his trips to China knowledge about how to make ice and preserve it in summer, the artist reconstructs this traditional method. An ice block was already buried in the Austrian Sculpture Park in November 2018, which will be dug up again at the Spring Celebration on May 19th, 2019. Can the method from ancient China still work today?


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Subject for download


Block of ice while packaging,
Block of ice while packaging,

Art project "The Emperor's Ice", Jun Yang, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/B. Bauernfeind

Jun-Yang-Eis-Skulpturenpark.jpg (1.66 MB)

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