Contemporary Art in the public sphere – Saalfelden Leogang presents Robert Montgomery.
On the 9th of May 2015, the Scottish artist Robert Montgomery, in cooperation with Saalfelden Leogang , unveiled his first public installation in Austria. The artist is now one of the most important contemporary representatives of conceptual art in the field of text and image and is on a par with renowned artists such as Jenny Holzer and Lawrence Weiner. In the post-situationist tradition, Robert Montgomery transforms his poetry into images: burning text sculptures, recycled sunlight installations or minimalist black billboards. His political and melancholic lyrics describe the space surrounding the interpersonal relationships in a highly sensitive way. Site-specific installations penetrate the space to allow both the room and the visitor to become part of the work of art. The poetic interventions by the internationally renowned artist have been exhibited worldwide and are represented in major collections and museums.