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Manfred Kielnhofer
About ten years ago, “Watchmen of Time”first appeared in Upper Austria, and today “The guardians of Time ” have literally conquered the entire planet. They have been seen thrughout the physical and virtual world alike. They have taken form in different sizes and materials. They have been produced in a life-size cloth form that is hardened in polyester resin, as a silver miniature , and in a handy plastic form, which has also accompanied many photographers in their world travels. A growing fan club also posst its own photos of the Guardians of Time on facebook.

So he has done this with his guardians at the Venice Biennale, the Art Basel and most recently in Kassel Documenta. All this was primarily accomplished without invitation. The advertising term ” guerilla marketing” is what he has applied to accomplish these ends. As you can see, kielnhofer has recognized the pulse of time with his sculptures and his installations.