Rock – Paper – Scissors. Pop Music as Subject of Visual Art

Exhibition catalogue

Pop music is a hybrid originally spawned by the parallelism of sound and image found in TV programmes, fanzines and record covers. At its heart is a feeling of direct involvement with people rather than musical values. These can function as sex objects or the embodiment of new lifestyles. For art, the system of pop music is as much a disturbing mirror as a rival event. Rock - Paper - Scissors brings together artists whose works and techniques have long been defined by a close relationship with pop music.


In the present catalogue, Dirck Linck, Nora Sdun, Christian Höller and curator Diedrich Diederichsen ponder about pop music and art and their wild but reciprocal relationship during the last turbulent fifty years between the first TV pop stars and the YouTube reality of today.


With an extensive illustrated section.


ISBN 978-3-86560-657-0
140 pages
Price: € 29,90





Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200


Opening Hours
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

Guided tours
Sun 2pm (EN), Sat 3:30pm (GER), Sun & public holidays 11am (GER), exceptions may apply. For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

Architecture Tour 
during exhibition free times only, Sun 2pm (EN), Tue-Sun & public holidays (GER) 11am, 2pm & 3:30pm or upon request

Mon-Thurs 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-1am
Sun 9am-8pm
T: +43-316/714 957


22nd April
10th June

24th/25th December