Anton Burdakov


Graphic artworks for exterior of six 'Winter Pavilions', MuseumsQuartier Wien, Austria
Pavilions each: 306 x 1025 x 507 cm

The project started with a simple idea of architecture in snowfall. Exterior surfaces of winter pavilions were covered in drifting representations of Viennese street scenes, overlayed with images of smoke and textures such as bone marrow or waste, dissolving the rigid contours. Vivid colours and irregular patterns aimed to mimick the logic of medical imagery, including histological sections: snow interferes with common perceptions of the city, but offers glimpses into its inner workings.

Invited competition, winner, comissioned by MQW, selected by Q21, Kunstalle Wien and the Leopold Museum.