Exhibition in the framework of KKK no. 8: Untitled

Opening: Sat, October 1 2016, 11–3

Otto Muehl, Materialaktion no. 19, Bodybuilding, 1965, photos by Marc Adrian, b/w print on baryte paper, 320 x 240 cm © Archives Muehl, Paris, Zürich, Konzett Gallery, Vienna

Otto Muehl, already in the 1960s, expressed the intention to produce large-format photographs. Gallery Konzett will premiere a selection of 21 photos in a format of the size 250 x 130 cm including Material Action No. 5Photograph of Franz Hubmann, No. 15 and No. 19Photograph of Marc Adrian, from 1964/65, which Otto Muehl, as the only images out of several hundred that he selected, realized, and sanctioned for exhibition during his lifetime.

Konzett Concept Concert: KCC no. 8: Untitled

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

Otto Muehl, Materialaktion no. 19, Bodybuilding, 1965, photos by Marc Adrian, b/w print on baryte paper, 320 x 240 cm © Archives Muehl, Paris, Zürich, Konzett Gallery, Vienna
With Konzett Concert Concept No. 8: Untitled, on October 20th, composer Carlo Gesualdo and Viennese Actionist Otto Muehl are put together, constituting a pairing of two of the most controversial and enigmatic characters in musical and art history. 
 
Carlo Gesualdo, Principe da Venosa, was a prince “of a highly unseemly character.” Born in Naples in the 17th century to a noble family, he abhorred his title as prince and avoided his duties whenever he could. He found peace and motivation only in hunting, which he practiced with a great passion and ferocity, as well as in music, about which one could say almost the same.
 
Otto Muehl was also a highly complex and controversial character, whose provocative, excessive lifestyle often stood in the way of an objective confrontation with his artistic qualities. Otto Muehl broke with taboos, both in life and in art.
 
There is a sustained fascination in this tightrope walk between the passionate and the grotesque, which is one reason why works by Gesualdo and Muehl, even long after their deaths, remain current and radical, and retain their high quality.
 
Franz Koglmann (jazz legend, trumpet), Wolfgang Seierl (composer, guitar; painter) and Alexander Kukelka (composer, piano; conductor), will take on the musical excesses in Gesualdo’s works and oeuvre.
 
Vocal Ensemble Cinquecento (Direction: Tore Denys)
Recorder, string trio  (Marianna Oczkowska, Violine, Marta Potulska, Viola, Mara Achleitner, Violoncello), theorbo / arco di liuto, cembalo, electronics
 
Musical direction and sound catalogue:
Michael Mautner
 
Otto Muehl, Materialaktion no. 19, Bodybuilding, 1965, part 3 of the triptych, photo by Marc Adrian, b/w print on baryte paper, 320 x 240 cm © Archives Muehl, Paris, Zürich, Konzett Gallery, Vienna

Preview

Vienna Intercity Gallery Walk
Thu 13 October 2016, 4–9pm

EYES ON: MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Sex Appeal of the Inorganic
With Günter Brus, Christian Eisenberger, Richard Hoeck & John Miller, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf Schwarzkogler

Opening: Thu 10 November, from 6pm
11 November – 10 December 2016

eyes on – monat der fotografie 2016

KonzettKonzeptKonzert
KKK Nr. 9
SATURNALIA III
Celebration with concert:
Sat 17 December 2016

Archive

Art Salzburg 2016

5. bis 28. August 2016

In Focus: Franz West & Rudolf Polanszky

until the end of September 2016

Parallel Vienna / Viennacontemporary

21.09./22.09.–25.09.2016

100 paintings – from the collection of the gallery

Exhibition: 5 July – 9 September 2016

KKK Nr. 7: PARAPHRASE

Exhibition: 20.05.–25.06.2016

Change of Subject

Exhibition: 11 Feb – 7 May 2016

Saturnalia II

Exhibition: 18 Dec 2015 – 31 Jan 2016

Cruising — Rita Nowak & Michael Horsky

Exhibition: 6 Nov – 5 Dec 2015