Hanakam & Schuller

Passionswege

Presentation

HANAKAM & SCHULLER

HANAKAM & SCHULLER, J. & L. Lobmeyr

28.9.–6.10.2018

An elaborately set table occasionally resembles an alchemistic experiment, with guests sitting at it like eager participants in a party game. With this in mind, Markus Hanakam and Roswitha Schuller, with the aid of the glass manufactory J. & L. Lobmeyr, now well known outside Vienna, began the transformation of a table setting to a game board. The sculptors’ profound examination of the formal language of everyday objects that have been liberated from their context and loaded with mysterious meanings convinced the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK team to include for the first time ever an art position in a Passionswege tandem. The work with Lobmeyr’s trove of forms gave Hanakam & Schuller the idea of developing a container’s original form and use it to draw the audience into its playful world of magical emblems.