The Viennese artist Verena Dengler is an attentive observer of today and its globalization, especially the art world and its mechanisms. She often takes up these topics in her works of art and installations, reflecting this critically and humorously also her own interdependencies.
In the main room of the Secession, the artist creates a "landscape" from a pond with surrounding, overgrown fallow land, a so-called "Gstettn", in which she integrates further artistic elements. She refers to the time when the Secession was founded and its flower-rich sales exhibitions and deals with the "omnipresent Romantic legacy" (Urbanic). To this day their characteristic attributes - such as the emphasis on individuality and the search for the sublime, but also its "dark flipside" - have an impact on our social and political life.