ONE MILLION - ITEM 2361 - MONUMENTALES PORZELLANGEFÄß
Opening: July 28, 2022, 5pm
Welcome: Klaudia Watzinger, Commercial Director
Speeches: Gerald Zagler, artist and curator and Carl Aigner, former director of the Lower Austrian State Museum.
Opening of the exhibition: by Anton Erber, representative of the Lower Austrian state parliament, on behalf of the state governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner
Closing words: Uli Aigner, artist
Music: KP Werani, a contemporary composer and musician
Location: Landesklinikum Scheibbs, Eisenwurzenstraße 26, 3270 Scheibbs, Austria
SHEIBBS. Exactly 111 years ago on July 30th, what was then Scheibbs Hospital was put into operation as a pure surgery operation. Today it is a modern flagship hospital with a supra-regional supply mandate, which also offers space for art. The world's largest porcelain vessel is now located in the entrance hall of the Landesklinikum Scheibbs.
The 800 kg heavy and 2.3 m high monumental vessel in the form of a Lower Austrian cider jug was made in China in 2017. The porcelain jug is part of the artist's life project One Million with the number 2361. The porcelain jug was already exhibited in well-known museums such as the Belvedere in Vienna and the Stadtmuseum St. Pölten before it was purchased by the state's department for art and culture in Lower Austria.
The famous porcelain vessel is now on loan in the home district of the artist, who grew up in Gaming, and will become another attraction in Scheibbs for art lovers. After the welcome by the commercial director Klaudia Watzinger, the speeches by the curator Gerald Zagler and the former museum director Carl Aigner, the department head Anton Erber officially opened the exhibition. The musical accompaniment was provided by none other than KP Werani, a contemporary composer and musician.
"It's a nice present for the 111th birthday of our clinic that the monumental porcelain vessel is being set up today and that it can hopefully remain in the Scheibbs state clinic," said the commercial director, Mag. Klaudia Watzinger.
The clinic repeatedly offers exhibition space in the waiting area of the outpatient clinic for pictures by regional hobby artists. There is also a permanent exhibition of the photo clubs Helios in the clinic and the Lebenshilfe Lower Austria on the ward for remobilization and aftercare.