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Divisions in society, politics, religion and economics visible throughout the world with discernible effects prompted artist Gabriele Brunner to realise these painful perceptions visually in a powerful and impressive manner. A big and hefty woodblock split into two pieces is displayed, with completely different parts being connected with one another in a fragile manner. What if the ropes holding the diverging factors together rip? When separated things become irreconcilable, is the ability for consensus become?
Gabriele Brunner’s perhaps most pensive sculpture on ARTWALK in Lech am Arlberg is an expression of the Tyrolean artist’s heart’s desire for more togetherness and less conflict – a fundamental wish for all mankind.
The solidarity and the coexistance of people who have been living in the Alps for centuries were and are essential for survival. The individual doesn’t stand a chance without the village community. What applies to the mountain also applies to the “global village”, the networked world that is so full of division. Commissioner Ingo Strolz sees the sculpture DIVISION LINK as the central issue of our time.