Exhibition Archive

PAUL RENNER | HORNSTRUMPOT

July 6 - September 25, 2021

“We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But I can see no other way of doing that than by erecting some fine, well-proportioned buildings.” Ubu - Alfred Jarry

The absurd and the decadent, the impossible and the pataphysical, the science of imaginary solutions, of parallel universes, all drive the engine in Paul Renner’s art cosmos, and also shapes gallerist Philipp Konzett’s working method.

From the process of “work in progress,” the concept for the exhibition Hornstrumpot was and is being created in close cooperation between the artist and gallerist. The starting point was their passion for collecting fine art and tribal art, as well as their bibliophilia, which culminates in the formal framework of a library. In the individual elements with titles such as The Hell Fire Touring & Dining Club – an ongoing project that has been an integral factor in the artist’s work for years – or, The Pantheon of Pataphysicsin which tribal art objects are combined with works of Art Brut, autographs, books, artists’ editions and originals by the artist and friends and fellow artists such as Günter Brus or Joseph Beuys, gather to form a “library of obsessions.”

Renner attaches no importance to scientific knowledge, but rather to absurd symbioses such as Beuys’s Capri Batterie– the famous yellow light bulb which generates its luminous energy from the stored sunlight in a ripe lemon and serves as a pataphysical prime example.

 One of the central works in the arrangement and a library in itself is Hell Fire Touring Club. The founding members of this club, Medlar Lucan, Durian Gray and Paul Renner, set out on a “pilgrimage” through Europe in 2001 and discovered a “schizo-geographical realm, a secret cultural history and a new map of the human body” in 19 stations, which thickened and condensed into the same number of unique works by Paul Renner, as well as texts by the decadent chefs and gardeners Lucan and Gray.

With this exhibition, Paul Renner gives us a multifaceted, very personal look into a complex web of historical models of literature, cuisine, art and architecture, the dandies and the freaks who inspire him to his synesthetic works.

 

PROGRAM

15 | 22 | 29 July

THURSDAY TOURS

6 PM

Philipp Konzett and Paul Renner guide through the exhibition

*

24 September

!! FULLY BOOKED !!

LECTURE

7 PM

Christoph König, readings from Nietzsche’s “Dionysos-Dithyramben”

 

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Exhibition Archive

PAUL RENNER | HORNSTRUMPOT

July 6 - September 25, 2021

OTTO MUEHL | THE SINS OF THE FATHERS

November 4, 2020 - February 27, 2021

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September 19 - October 31, 2020

Art in Austria since 1945

June 5 - September 12, 2020

OTTO MUEHL | WORKS ON PAPER

January 9 - February 15, 2020 > prolonged until Feb. 29, 2020

test_unlimited, west / bretterbauer

December 6 - 21, 2019

HOFSTETTER KURT | EIN HOCH dem Planet der Pendler

November 19 - December 1, 2019

JOHANN HAUSER

November 19 - December 21, 2019

MUEHL, NITSCH, POLANSZKY, SCHWARZKOGLER, WEST

September 5 - October 26, 2019

VIENNACONTEMPORARY

September 26 - 29, 2019

SOMMERAUSSTELLUNG

June 29 - August 31, 2019

OTTO MUEHL | WORKS 1955 - 2013

4.05. - 15.06.2019__PROLONGED UNTIL June 29!

WIR TRETEN ZURÜCK

Jan 18 - Feb 21, 2019

WHEN GAY PEOPLE WERE STILL CURABLE

Jan 11, 2019 at 7p.m.

JOSEPH BEUYS - Wirtschaftswerte

Jan 18, 2018 - Feb 16, 2019 > prolonged until March 9!

MIROSLAV TICHÝ

Nov 9, 2018 - Jan 8, 2019

The Supersymmetrical Music of Hofstetter Kurt

Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2018 | World premiere Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Art and Revolution

Aug 29 - Oct 13, 2018

RUDOLF POLANSZKY - RETROSPECTIVE

Opening: • May 24, 2018 • Exhibition duration: May 25 - Aug 4, 2018

REFERENCES - ARTISTS AND IDOLS

Apr 5 – May 19, 2018

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Exhibition: February 15 – March 17, 2018

SATURNALIA 2017

Festival, Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 6 p.m. • 19.12.2017–27.01.2018

Hofstetter Kurt: AMBIENT TACTILE ART

FESTIVAL AND PRESENTATION, November 16, 2017, at 7pm

VIENNA ART WEEK / OPEN STUDIO DAY

Sat, November 18, 2017, 3–6pm

KCC no. 10: BEAUTY

Concert date: Thurs., June 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. • June 2 – September 9, 2017

AUSTRIAN MASTERS

Apéro: Sat, March 16, 2017, 11–3 • Duration: 21.03.–20.05.2017

Markus Mittringer: WHATEVER THE CASE

Opening: 26.01.2017, 7 p.m. • 27.01.–07.03.2017

KCC nr 9: SATURNALIA III

Concert & Performance & party: Sat, December 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m. • Exhibition duration: 18.12.2016–18.01.2017

SEX APPEAL OF THE INORGANIC

Opening: Thu, 10 November • Exhibition duration: 11 November – 10 December 2016

KCC no. 8: Untitled

Concert: Thu, 20 October, 7:30 p.m.

In Focus: Franz West & Rudolf Polanszky

until the end of September 2016

100 paintings – from the collection of the gallery

Exhibition: 5 July – 9 September 2016

KCC no. 7: PARAPHRASE

Exhibition: 20 May – 25 June 2016

Change of Subject

Exhibition: 11 Feb – 7 May 2016

KCC no. 6: Saturnalia II

Exhibition: 18 Dec 2015 – 31 Jan 2016

KCC Nr. 5: Nakedness. Holy Mania.

Concert: Wed. November 11, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.

Cruising — Rita Nowak & Michael Horsky

Exhibition: 6 Nov – 5 Dec 2015

KCC no. 3 “SATURNALIA I”

Saturnalia festival: 17.12.2014 • 19.12.2014-14.02.2015

Juxtapositions - 50 Years in Historical Comparison

21st February – 26th April 2014