Gregor Neuerer: A Space to Work, a Space to Feel

Installation view of two small sculptures of resin and glass casts of ice crystals by Gregor Neuerer

Glass and Not Glass (2016), installation view.

Gregor Neuerer is an artist who lives in Vienna and New York City. He studied sculpture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Neuerer investigates the cultural and historical context of exhibition making and limits of exhibition space through images and installations in various media. His book projects and collaborations involve both writing and public engagement. His recent project Glass and Not Glass took over public vitrines throughout the city of Innsbruck, Austria. The project negotiated the display of resin and glass casts of ice crystals — which were found inside an abandoned 1943–45 Nazi regime molybdenum mine in the Alps — within public and private sites. The project revealed a fragile network of narratives blending history, imagination, physical phenomena, and relationships to landscape and place. Neuerer's work repeatedly asks for the role of the record — especially of the photographic image — that he approaches less as a means of representation and more as an instrument of engagement in the process of understanding and feeling of the past and present. He is the editor of Untitled (Experience of Place) (Koenig Books, 2003), and currently holds a professorship for photography at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.