Artplace Graben: Sculpture Chará by artist Kris Lemsalu

The five-meter-high sculpture Chará, a temporary installation at the artplace Graben in Vienna’s city center, is designed in pink color visible from afar. With the jaw and approximating heart shape, the artist refers to popular culture and draws from mythology.

Reindeer jaws already existed in the work of Kris Lemsalus. The possibility of a triple interpretation as heart, vagina and portal results from a playful approach with the shape. On a deeper level, the themes of birth, rebirth, renewal and fountain of youth are found.

TIME FRAME: From August 16th to November 8th, 2023

LOCATION: Artspace Graben, at the height of Graben 21, 1010 Vienna.

ARTIST: Kris Lemsalu, born 1985 in Tallinn (EST).

STRUCTURAL DESIGN: werkraum ingenieure

ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT: Monika Trimmel | werkraum ingenieure art:

Kunstplatz Graben, Höhe Graben 21, 1010 Wien