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Galerie Sommer / Liebenau

Liebenauer Hauptstraße 322

8041 Graz Graz

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Opening hours

Wed, Thu, Fri 13:00-19:00

Sat 10:00-13:00

(Mo-So) by arrangement

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+43 664/30 77 179



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Galerie Sommer / Liebenau

The focus of the gallery is on Austrian artists who have had a trend-setting influence on art after 1945. These include from the group of Viennese Actionists Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler, who found international recognition and imitation through their radical equation of art and life.
Furthermore, the gallery also devotes its attention to Otmar Bauer, Jack Bauer, Christian Eisenberger, Wolfgang Ernst, Oswald Oberhuber, Thomas Reinhold and other artists.

  • Exhibition

5/12/2023 - 6/24/2023

Günter Brus & Hermann Nitsch “Graphic by master hand”

Günter Brus and Hermann Nitsch are internationally known as the essential protagonists of Viennese Actionism and thus as pioneers of performance art. Photographs of their actions are on display in all the world's major museums, as do Brus' countless drawings and Nitsch's expansive pour paintings. On the other hand, a medium that has only in recent years come increasingly to the attention of the public is their printmaking. Even though there are already examples of Nitsch's work from the 1950s, due to his training at the “Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt” in Vienna, both of them did not make consistent use of the possibilities of printmaking in their work until the 1980s. Brus, the proponent of a "direct art," works directly into the printing plates without preliminary drawing, using burin, stylus, knife, and whatever else he had at his disposal, and remains committed to the visual canon of his drawings and pictorial poems that were created in parallel. Nitsch sees graphic art as a way of reproducing his architectural drawings, which he designs for his Orgien Mysterien Theater beginning in the mid-1960s. Printmaking is an immanent component of his Gesamtkunstwerk, and it is therefore not surprising that he prints on action relics, combining his artwork several times and layering it like layers, sometimes reworking it by his own hand. Crucial to both is also the collaboration with the Viennese printer Kurt Zein, who passed away last August.

  • Artists:
  • Günter Brus
  • *1938 Ardning
  • Hermann Nitsch
  • * 1938 Wien 2022 Mistelbach

SAT 5/13/2023 2:00 PM

  • Opening
  • Günter Brus & Hermann Nitsch “Grafik von Meisterhand"