Arsenale Voltaire

Solo Exhibition, Performance, Installation
Haus der Kunst St. Josef & River Aare, Solothurn, CHE, 2023

Curated by
Reto Emch

Funded by 
The Austrian Federal Chancellery

Arsenale Voltaire took place in two locations and in two phases. Rainer Prohaska created a temporary shipyard at Haus der Kunst St. Josef. As part of the installation a floating sculpture will be built using his POOL* method and large-scale blueprints will document the construction process on site.

In the second phase, the floating sculpture, a creative, peaceful interpretation of a Roman galley, was transported and launched into the River Aare. Visitors were invited to interact with the object and could even participate in guided cruises
as rowers.