OPENING: March 19 2015, 7 p.m. • Exhibition duration: March 20 - May 16 2015
Based on the Wiener Gruppe and its members H. C. Artmann, Friedrich Achleitner, Konrad Bayer, Gerhard Rühm, and Oswald Wiener, presented through one of the most comprehensive photographic documentaries by Franz Hubmann, the exhibition shows additional Austrian artists from this circle and its successors.
Belonging to the most important contemporaries of the group are Marc Adrian, Kurt Kren, Ernst Jandl, Dieter Roth, Dominik Steiger, followed by the actionists Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. In an international context, the circle further includes artists Robert Cumming, Hamish Fulton, Bruce Nauman, Carolee Schneeman, or William Wegman, who integrate the elements of performance, photography, and literature into their work. As representatives of the next generation, ranging from Hans Weigand, Franz West and Heimo Zobernig up to the contemporary artists Christian Eisenberger, Zenita Komad, and not least the group Gelitin with its “Kakabet.” Surprises are always possible at Konzett!