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"Freedom will have been an episode …"

04.03.-07.09.2020 19:00


Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, USA

 

Curated by Roman Grabner
Opening: 05.03.2020
Duration: 06.03.–07.09.2020

 

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About the exhibition

The title of the exhibition in the Austrian Cultural Forum New York does not aim to paint the end of freedom on the wall, nor proclaim a dawning era of political bondage, but rather to envisage a creeping yet steady social upheaval that has taken place in recent years. In the 1960s, when Günter Brus had challenged Austrian society and its notions of art and morality with his actions, freedom was considered a valuable commodity that had to be fought for and defended against any kind of restriction. It was artists such as Brus, who through their works not only constantly expanded the boundaries of art, but through their continual clashing with the state organs of power opened up new potential zones of (artistic) freedom, too. Starting with the international pioneering role played by Günter Brus, four young artistic positions will engage with the current state of freedom in art and society and develop new works for the ACFNY. In New York works will be shown by Günter Brus, Evamaria Schaller, studio ASYNCHROME, Josef Wurm and zweintopf.

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Material


Günter Brus, "Wiener Spaziergang", 1965,
Günter Brus, "Wiener Spaziergang", 1965,

Contact sheet on cardboard, photo: 39 x 39 cm, carton: 60 x 50 cm, BRUSEUM/Neue Galerie Graz, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Guenter-Brus-Wiener-Spaziergang-1965.jpg (2.75 MB)

Günter Brus, "Wiener Spaziergang", 1965 / 1989,
Günter Brus, "Wiener Spaziergang", 1965 / 1989,

16 black and white photographies, each 39 x 39 cm, photographies: Ludwig Hoffenreich, editor: Galerie Heike Curtze & Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, © BRUSEUM / Neue Galerie Graz


Guenter-Brus-Wiener-Spaziergang.jpg (2 MB)

Günter Brus, "Aktionszeichnung", 1966,
Günter Brus, "Aktionszeichnung", 1966,

Ink on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm, private collection, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Guenter-Brus-Aktionszeichnung-1966-02.jpg (1.18 MB)

Günter Brus, "Aktionszeichnung", 1966,
Günter Brus, "Aktionszeichnung", 1966,

Ballpoint pen on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm, private collection, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Guenter-Brus-Aktionszeichnung-1966-01.jpg (2.1 MB)

Evamaria Schaller, "bastard I us: #5 Darks", 2020,
Evamaria Schaller, "bastard I us: #5 Darks", 2020,

Colour photography (Hahnemühle Fine Art Print), 90 x 60 cm, courtesy of the artist and Martinetz, Köln, photo: Evamaria Schaller


Evamaria-Schaller-bastard-I-us-5-Darks-2020.jpg (1.39 MB)

Evamaria Schaller, "bastard I us: #7 Salamist", 2020,
Evamaria Schaller, "bastard I us: #7 Salamist", 2020,

Colour photography (Hahnemühle Fine Art Print), 90 x 60 cm, courtesy of the artist and Martinetz, Köln, photo: Evamaria Schaller


Evamaria-Schaller-bastard-I-us-7-Salamist-2020.jpg (1.42 MB)

studio ASYNCHROME, "Checkmate", 2018,
studio ASYNCHROME, "Checkmate", 2018,

Mixed media on paper, 135 x 190 cm, courtesy of the artists


studio-ASYNCHROME-Checkmate-2018.jpg (1.92 MB)

studio ASYNCHROME beim Zeichnen,
studio ASYNCHROME beim Zeichnen,

Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


studio ASYNCHROME 05.jpg (1.71 MB)

zweintopf, "Fencing", 2012–2020,
zweintopf, "Fencing", 2012–2020,

cattle trainers, cables and power device, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artists


zweintopf-Fencing-2012-2020.jpg (1.43 MB)

Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel, 2020,
Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel, 2020,

Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, 200 x 300 cm, Courtesy of the artist und Galerie Heimo Bachlechner, Graz


Josef Wurm-Ohne-Titel-2020-01.jpg (1.63 MB)

Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel, 2020,
Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel, 2020,

Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, Courtesy of the artist und Galerie Heimo Bachlechner, Graz


Josef Wurm-Ohne-Titel-2020-02.jpg (1.23 MB)

Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel, 2020,
Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel, 2020,

Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, Courtesy of the artist und Galerie Heimo Bachlechner, Graz


Josef Wurm-Ohne-Titel-2020-03.jpg (1.3 MB)

Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel (Detail), 2020,
Josef Wurm, Ohne Titel (Detail), 2020,

Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, Courtesy of the artist und Galerie Heimo Bachlechner, Graz


Josef Wurm-Ohne-Titel-2020-Detail.jpg (1.65 MB)

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