MANFRED ERJAUTZ

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Current exhibition: She Devil X: Resisters

biography.

MANFRED ERJAUTZ (born 1966 in Graz) is an Austrian artist.

From 1985 to 1990 Manfred Erjautz studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna under Prof. Bruno Gironcoli. He is a member of the Vienna Secession and the Forum Stadtpark [de].

Manfred Erjautz is a versatile Austrian contemporary artist who works with the genres of sculpture, installation, graphics and photography, in addition to producing art for public spaces. His oeuvre is always considered to be conceptual and is characterized by formal clarity. Logos, bar codes, advertising texts, objects and material with specified content (Lego) are Erjautz’ main materials. In 1989, early in his career, the artist already used Lego bricks to create some of his sculptures.

The first work made of Lego was a gun used in a fictitious bank robbery filmed by a surveillance camera. By building an electric chair out of Lego bricks in another work he reversed the original meaning of Lego “play well” (Danish: leg godt). A controversial Lego cross, which featured a Lego truck instead of the body of Christ, was installed on the altar of the Jesuit Church, Vienna in 2004. The playful character of the Lego should relativize the seriousness and ceremoniousness of the liturgy (more than vice versa). 

One day before Christmas Eve 2008, the sculpture was vandalised with parts stolen by unknown perpetrators. It has been relocated to a much safer place on the pulpit.

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exhibitions.

all exhibitions by MANFRED ERJAUTZ with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: BUON DOMANI A BETTER TOMORROW

BUON DOMANI - A BETTER TOMORROW

group show
december 9th, 2010 - january 29th, 2011

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: ANABLEPS Group show

ANABLEPS

group show
march 9th - april 28th, 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: MANFRED ERJAUTZ, MICHAEL KIENZER - Manfred Erjautz, Michael Kienzer

ERJAUTZ - KIENZER - CANEVARI - TRANQUILLI

MANFRED ERJAUTZ, MICHAEL KIENZER, PAOLO CANEVARI, ADRIAN TRANQUILLI
february 19th - march 21st, 1998

selected works.

selected works by MANFRED ERJAUTZ with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

catalogues.

all catalogues by MANFRED ERJAUTZ with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Anableps

ANABLEPS

catalogue of the exhibition
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Erjautz Kienzer Canevari Tranquilli