Made for Admont Birth Hour
In 2000, even before the new Museum of Contemporary Art was opened, Lois Renner, then considered to be the 'star of Austria's avant-garde', was invited to become the very first artist in residence at Admont Abbey. Renner brought with him his model entitled 'Festung' – a 1:10 scale reproduction of his atelier in Salzburg – and the associated repertoire of miniaturised objects. He prepared a record of the mobile model in its new surroundings while continuously adjusting it to this environment.
That was the beginning of the MADE FOR ADMONT splint. Subsequently, artists were and are regularly invited to create new works for the collection. In some cases, the Admont monks acted as "models" (e.g. for Judith Huemer, Erwin Wurm, Konrad Rainer).