"Connection", Manfred Wakolbinger
11th art project Salzburg Walk of Modern Art - Würth Collection: Manfred Wakolbinger, "Connection" (2011) Rudolfskai
The Austrian artist Manfred Wakolbinger chose a site on Rudolfskai for his work, "Connection". Initially, the site, situated between the old city wall and the River Salzach right next to a busy road, appears utterly 'out of place' for the eleven-metre-long stainless steel sculpture.
Yet, through Wakolbinger's artistic intervention, the space becomes a place where one wants to be. The artist conceives the space as a stage for his work which resonates with the cultural identity of the city, while its curved form symbolizes the river.
Wakolbinger's "Connection" truly reflects the unity of "interior" and the "exterior" - the "exterior" representing the city of Salzburg, the "interior" representing the bustling life within and its people.