Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Edited by Beate Ermacora, Brigitte Kowanz. Text by Beate Ermacora, Gregor Jansen.
The installations of Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz (born 1957) use neon signs and mirrors to create luminous semiotic environments. This artist’s book records works from the late 1990s to the present, in a novel layout that expands on the sign-based character of her work.
Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Text by Edelbert Köb, Rainer Fuchs, Anton Zeilinger, Peter Weibel.
Since the early 1980s, Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz (born 1957) has been exploring neon light effects in works for walls and room installations. Her earliest light works were three-dimensional pictures made of neon, which emitted a phosphorescent light that caused the picture to appear to expand. This volume surveys her considerable body of work.
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Edited by Wolfgang Häuser. Essay by Rainer Fuchs.
Imbuing the abstract quality of light with concrete form, Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz literally lets it speak in word and text motifs, relating it to surrounding space, capturing it in luminous objects. Her treatment of light and language reveals that visualization and linguistic articulation, illumination and discussion, are synonymous strategies of reflection capable of enlightening and describing one another.