The bottle rack has taken root in the minds of beholders as both an object of utility and Duchamp’s famous ready-made. With untitled (Marcel), the artists allude to these associations, while they have also added new levels of interpretation through the monumentalisation of the object, its thematic reference to Christmas, and the site-specific context of the Baroque Sala terrena. The focus is entirely on the connection between everyday object, idea, and work of art.
The installation is meant to complement the four atlantes in the Baroque Sala terrena. In previous years, the Belvedere featured works by gelatin, Fabian Seitz, Eva Grubinger, Constantin Luser, Verena Dengler, and Manfred Erjautz.