Performing Arts in Vienna in the 1960's
Exhibition view
Performing Arts in Vienna in the 1960's
Exhibition view
Performing Arts in Vienna in the 1960's
Exhibition view
Performing Arts in Vienna in the 1960's
Exhibition view
Performing Arts in Vienna in the 1960's
Exhibition view
Performing Arts in Vienna in the 1960's
Exhibition view

Performing Arts in Vienna in the 1960's

09.04.2016 - 07.05.2016

Front space

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« An expansion of the painting-act to the total act becomes possible, one that can be experienced by all the senses » (Rudolf Schwarzkogler, 1965)
Early 1960’s in Vienna : The canvases of several gestural painters widen until they go so far as to invade space, integrating to the composition the painters themselves. These artists will make a laboratory out of this immersion into pictorial matter, in order to search for the representation of the body using photography. In less than ten years, a body of images that relentlessly questions the boundary between object and subject is produced, thus causing censorship and police repression in Austria.

Excerpt from Sophie Delpeux’s text