Abstract Loop Austria at 21er Haus

The 21er Haus Museum of Contemporary Art presents four Austrian artists: Marc Adrian, Richard Kriesche, Helga Philipp, and Gerwald Rockenschaub. The foundations for post-war Austrian constructive, concrete art had been laid by the radical ideas of modernism (Vienna Circle, twelve-tone music), the rejection of Austrian Expressionism’s figurative tendencies, and the general notion of a new beginning after the Second World War. In 1967 Werner Hofmann curated a groundbreaking international exhibition Kinetika at today’s 21er Haus. At the heart of this exhibition, the work of Adrian, Kriesche and Philipp reveals the beginnings of constructive, concrete art or op art in Austria. They focus on a (new) role for viewers and their perception, and explore the surface qualities and structures of artworks. The four austrian positions are put an international context with individual works by the following artists: Josef Albers, Getulio Alviani, Marina Apollonio, Hartmut Böhm, Dadamaino, Kurt Kren, Richard Paul Lohse, Gerold Miller, François Morellet, Uli Pohl , Jorrit Tornquist, and Ludwig Wilding. Jan 28th to May 29th, 2016.

Das 21er Haus präsentiert Werke von vier österreichischen Künstlern: Marc Adrian, Richard Kriesche, Helga Philipp und Gerwald Rockenschaub. Grundlegend für die konstruktive, konkrete Kunst der Nachkriegszeit in Österreich waren die radikalen Ideen des Aufbruchs in die Moderne (Wiener Kreis, Zwölftonmusik), eine Abkehr von den figurativen Tendenzen des österreichischen Expressionismus und die generelle Idee eines Neuanfangs nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Im Jahr 1967 fand die wegweisende internationale Ausstellung Kinetika im heutigen 21er Haus statt. Die vier österreichischen Positionen Adrian, Kriesche, Philipp und Rockenschaub stehen im Mittelpunkt der Ausstellung, werden aber mit einzelnen Arbeiten folgender Künstler in einem internationalen Kontext ergänzt: Josef Albers, Getulio Alviani, Marina Apollonio, Hartmut Böhm, Dadamaino, Kurt Kren, Richard Paul Lohse, Gerold Miller, François Morellet, Uli Pohl, Jorrit Tornquist und Ludwig Wilding. 28. Jänner 2016 bis 29. Mai 2016.

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