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Alfred Klinkan

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26.09.2019-12.01.2020


Neue Galerie Graz, Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

 

Curated by: Günther Holler-Schuster
Press tour: 25.09.2019, 11 am
Opening: 26.09.2019, 7 pm
Duration: 27.09.2019–12.01.2020

 

Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9100
Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 and DDI -9211
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About the exhibition

Press material

You will find the exhibiton catalogue available for download here.

 

Images

Group photos

Material


Günther Holler-Schuster (curator) und Hedwig Klinkan (widow of artist),
Günther Holler-Schuster (curator) und Hedwig Klinkan (widow of artist),

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Holler-Schuster-Klinkan.jpg (1.89 MB)

f.l.t.r.: Günther Holler-Schuster (curator), Hedwig Klinkan (widow of artist), Alexia Getzinger (UMJ Director of Finance) and Peter Peer (Head of Neue Galerie Graz),
f.l.t.r.: Günther Holler-Schuster (curator), Hedwig Klinkan (widow of artist), Alexia Getzinger (UMJ Director of Finance) and Peter Peer (Head of Neue Galerie Graz),

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Gruppenfoto02.jpg (2.02 MB)

Images of the opening are available here Expand Box

Material


Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-01.jpg (1.52 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-02.jpg (1.7 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-03.jpg (1.44 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-04.jpg (1.6 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-05.jpg (1.43 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-06.jpg (1.52 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-07.jpg (1.59 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-08.jpg (2.07 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-09.jpg (1.71 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-10.jpg (1.53 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-11.jpg (1.98 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-12.jpg (2.15 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-13.jpg (2.57 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-14.jpg (1.7 MB)

Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Opening, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Eroeffnung-Klinkan-15.jpg (1.9 MB)

Wilfried Skreiner, at the time Director of the Neue Galerie, defined a group of young artists in the early 1980s, Siegfried Anzinger, Hubert Schmalix, Alois Mosbacher, Josef Kern, Erwin Bohatsch and Alfred Klinkan, whose art he described as ‘New Painting’. The sensuous-narrative painting experience of this generation was seen as a counter-force to Conceptual Art, which was perceived as inimical to the object and exclusively based on the idea of the artwork. Alfred Klinkan died around 25 years ago; in 2020 he would have been 70 years old. He was a pioneer of the ‘New Painting’ movement in Austria, of which he was subsequently a key exponent. In the early 1970s he studied in Vienna at the Academy of Fine Arts under Josef Mikl and Wolfgang Hollegha, focusing on painting, which in times of Performance, Conceptual and the incipient Media Art already seemed anachronistic. The provocative undertone of his early works, in surprising contrast to the apparent naivety of his pictorial language, is explained by the imprint left by the dynamics of 1968, the year of protest. Klinkan concentrated such art trends as Viennese Actionism, the Wirklichkeiten, or Pop Art in general, into something anarchic, autonomous. The ambiguous naivety of his art and the humour associated with it were often transferred to real life, which Klinkan often saw as a story, a comic, or indeed a miracle. Long live Rock ’n’ Roll, long hair, warm beer, and the last ciggie!

Publication is permitted exclusively in the context of announcements and reviews related to the exhibition. Please avoid any cropping of the images. Thank you for crediting the photographs according to the enclosed indications.

 

Subject

Material


Alfred Klinkan, ”Exhibition poster for the De Zwarte Panter gallery 1981”,
Alfred Klinkan, ”Exhibition poster for the De Zwarte Panter gallery 1981”,

printed by Roger Vandaele (Panter Pers), Antwerp, each ca. 90 × 60 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Ausstellungsplakat.jpg (1.05 MB)

Installation views for download are available here Expand Box

Material


Alfred Klinkan, "Place setting for seven dwarfs", 1976,
Alfred Klinkan, "Place setting for seven dwarfs", 1976,

Mixed media on wrapping paper on cardboard, 199 × 150 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Gedeck-fuer-sieben-Zwerge.jpg (5.07 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, "Untitled (From the Summer Series)", 1983,
Alfred Klinkan, "Untitled (From the Summer Series)", 1983,

Oil on canvas, 205 × 155 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Ohne-Titel-Sommerserie.jpg (3.92 MB)

Fred Bervoets and Alfred Klinkan, “From the Austrian mountains to the Antwerp zoo”, 1984,
Fred Bervoets and Alfred Klinkan, “From the Austrian mountains to the Antwerp zoo”, 1984,

Oil on canvas, 282 × 213 cm, Loan of Fred Bervoets, Antwerp, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Bervoets-Klinkan-Von-den-oesterreichischen-Bergen-zum-Antwerpener-Zoo.jpg (0.91 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Bouquet“, 1976,
Alfred Klinkan, “Bouquet“, 1976,

Mixed media on wrapping paper, 199 × 150 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Blumenstrauss.jpg (0.9 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Colorfieldpainter”, 1984,
Alfred Klinkan, “Colorfieldpainter”, 1984,

Oil on canvas, 200 × 200 cm, Estate Alfred Klinkan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Colorfieldpainter.jpg (1.02 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, ”The great bear: moon ring”, 1982,
Alfred Klinkan, ”The great bear: moon ring”, 1982,

Oil on canvas, 198 × 150 cm, LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz, Photo: Reinhard Haider


Klinkan-Der-grosse-Baer.jpg (3.4 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “The milk dream“, 1980,
Alfred Klinkan, “The milk dream“, 1980,

Oil on canvas, 127 × 102 cm, Estate Alfred Klinkan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Der-Milchtraum.jpg (1.05 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Bear woman“, 1982,
Alfred Klinkan, “Bear woman“, 1982,

Oil on canvas, 200 × 150 cm, Galerie bei der Albertina ▪ Zetter, Vienna, Photo: © Galerie bei der Albertina ▪ Zetter, Vienna


Klinkan-Die-Baerennfrau.jpg (3.25 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Wondrous world: yellow shaman“, 1977/78,
Alfred Klinkan, “Wondrous world: yellow shaman“, 1977/78,

Oil on canvas, 200 × 150 cm, mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna, on loan of Artothek des Bundes 1981, Photo: © mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna, on loan of Artothek des Bundes


Klinkan-Gelber-Schamane.jpg (5.11 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, ”Gold rain”, 1982/83,
Alfred Klinkan, ”Gold rain”, 1982/83,

Triptych, oil on canvas, each 315 × 200 cm, Private Collection Graz, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Goldregen.jpg (0.84 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Hunter with snowshoes“, 1981,
Alfred Klinkan, “Hunter with snowshoes“, 1981,

Oil on canvas, 198 × 139 cm, Estate Alfred Klinkan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Jaeger-mit-Schneeschuhen.jpg (1.15 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, ”Red animal”, 1978,
Alfred Klinkan, ”Red animal”, 1978,

Tempera on paper, 88 × 62 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Rotes-Tier.jpg (2.34 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Santé 3, The three Wittgensteins“, 1984,
Alfred Klinkan, “Santé 3, The three Wittgensteins“, 1984,

Oil on canvas, 90 × 100 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Sante-3-Die-drei-Wittgensteins.jpg (1.06 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Scrap heap Krampus“, 1972,
Alfred Klinkan, “Scrap heap Krampus“, 1972,

Oil on canvas, 200 × 100 cm, Stift Admont, Museum, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Schrotthaufenkrampus.jpg (0.52 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Self-portrait with stones“, 1989,
Alfred Klinkan, “Self-portrait with stones“, 1989,

Oil on canvas, 130 × 100 cm, Estate Alfred Klinkan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Selbstportraet-mit-Steinen.jpg (0.58 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Untitled (Sunshade portrait)“, 1992/93,
Alfred Klinkan, “Untitled (Sunshade portrait)“, 1992/93,

Oil on canvas, 100 × 70 cm, Galerie bei der Albertina ▪ Zetter, Vienna, Photo: © Galerie bei der Albertina ▪ Zetter, Vienna


Klinkan-Sonnenschirmportrait.jpg (0.74 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, “Still life, unless there comes the wind!“, 1974/75,
Alfred Klinkan, “Still life, unless there comes the wind!“, 1974/75,

Dispersion und acrylic on canvas, 200 × 149 cm, Galerie bei der Albertina ▪ Zetter, Vienna, Photo: © Galerie bei der Albertina ▪ Zetter, Vienna


Klinkan-Stillleben-ausser-es-kommt-der-Wind.jpg (0.76 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, ”Confectioner city”, 1994,
Alfred Klinkan, ”Confectioner city”, 1994,

Oil on canvas, 100 × 70 cm, Estate Alfred Klinkan, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-Zuckerbaeckercity.jpg (0.83 MB)

Alfred Klinkan, ”The Brouwer song”, 1985,
Alfred Klinkan, ”The Brouwer song”, 1985,

Oil on canvas, 315 × 199,5 cm, Neue Galerie Graz, UMJ, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Klinkan-das-Brouwerlied.jpg (0.58 MB)

Images of exhibits are available here Expand Box

Material


Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-01.jpg (2.08 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-02.jpg (1.51 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-03.jpg (1.29 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-04.jpg (1.74 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-05.jpg (1.5 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-06.jpg (1.89 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-07.jpg (1.51 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-08.jpg (1.72 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-09.jpg (1.61 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-10.jpg (1.1 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-11.jpg (1.4 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-12.jpg (1.97 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-13.jpg (1.54 MB)

Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Alfred Klinkan", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Klinkan-14.jpg (1.32 MB)

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