Franziska Furter <em>Liquid skies / Gyrwynt</em> 2023 (preparatory work), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Alana Kirby on behalf of the Sun Foundation and Brendan and Grace O’Brien, 2023. We acknowledge the use of imagery from NOAA Satellite Maps<br/>
© Franziska Furter

Talk: Franziska Furter hosted by Kat Prugger

Past program
Sun 3 Dec 23, 2.30pm–2.45pm

Free entry

NGV International

Level 2

Placed within the context of the NGV’s 19th century international painting collection, Franziska Furter’s room-scaled installation consists of Haku 2023, an intricate sculpture made of thousands of glass beads suspended above a monumental wool rug, and Liquid skies/Gyrwynt 2023, that depicts infrared imagery of hurricanes, creating an atmospheric experience of the natural world.

Furter joins NGV Curator of Contemporary Art Kat Prugger to discuss the ways the recurring theme of weather in her work invites audiences to contemplate the weather as an essential part of our lives.

About the artist:

Franziska Furter is currently based in Basel and has undertaken residencies in Tokyo, London, Paris, and Cairo and her work is represented in museum collections including MoMA, New York; Contemporary Art Society, Edinburgh; Kunstmuseum, Basel; and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Centre d’Art Contemporain in Yverdon; Birgit Lauda Art Foundation, Vienna, and group exhibitions at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich and Kunsthalle Basel.

Kat Prugger is Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria.

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