INTÉRIEUR / A Tribute To Erwin Hauer
Erwin Hauer Design#1, 1952, Dorotheergasse 20-24, Vienna, Austria, Photo: Ulrike Johannsen
INTÉRIEUR photos: Stefan Lux
Selection of works, Erwin Hauer, 1952-2016
Sophia Latysheva and Fabian Seiz
Sophia Latysheva, ALULA, plaster, metal, 78x46x36cm, 2020
Fabian Seiz, Oh Null (remake VII), wood, paper machée, made from early works (drawings), 61x45x37cm, 2021
Stefan Lux, Busters House, 36“, video HD 16:9, no sound, 2011
Alexandra Sascha Zaitseva, Untitled, ceramic, 46x25x25cm, 2020
Peter Sandbichler und Ulrike Johannsen
Peter Sandbichler, Untitled, douglas fir, prototype, 90x90x12 cm, 2002
Ulrike Johannsen, Golden Age / Interieur, detail, skeleton, temporary tattoos, wood, wallpaper, 178x50x45cm, 2020
Ulrike Johannsen, Almut Reichenbach und Nazim Ünal Yilmaz
Almut Reichenbach, Untitled, passepartout , cold porcelain, 24x17,5cm, 2021
Nazim Ünal Yilmaz, Esther Stocker und Barbara Sturm
Nazim Ünal Yilmaz, Three forms of a man, pencil on paper, 18x19.5cm, 2010
Esther Stocker, Untitled, printed aluminium paper, 68x70x28cm, 2020
Barbara Sturm und Heti Prack
Barbara Sturm, I am the center oft he world, ink on paper, module for wallpaper print, 42x29.5cm, 2011-12
Heti Prack, Aushang, pigment, plaster, 37.5x25x4cm, 2020
Erwin Hauer, Design #1, 1952, composite, 61x40.5x16cm
The Austrian-American sculptor Erwin Hauer was born in Vienna in 1926 and studied at the University of Applied Arts with Fritz Cremer and Hans Knesl. As a student he began in 1950 to explore modular sculptures featuring infinite continuous surfaces and developed his first wall screens in Austria.
1955 he went to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship. In 1957 he was invited by Josef Albers to join the faculty of Yale University where he taught until 1990. Hauer’s patented designs were licensed to the New York firm Murals Inc. and marketed throughout the United States and six other countries. These designs are listed in Domus Magazine 1928-1999 among the ”quintessential works of modernism” and has found its place in American art history as “Modular Constructivism”. His works are in numerous museums and collections.
Unfortunately in Austria - in contrast to the USA where it was rediscovered in 2004 – he is largely unknown. The latter is all the more astonishing sincere he realized some important early works in Vienna. These include the perforated stone wall in the entrance area of the building Dorotheergasse 20-24, two wall screens in the Liesing parish church and one in the Neuerdberg parish church. Erwin Hauer passed away in Branford, Connecticut in 2017.
The INTÉRIEUR exhibition aims to draw attention to Erwin Hauer in Austria and provide information about his life and work. It brings together Hauer`s work and contemporary art positions relating directly or indirectly to it.