Black and white photography of a painted person
© Belvedere, Wien/Foto: Khasaq (Siegfried Klein)

Günter Brus: A radical artist turns 80

The Belvedere 21 shows important cycles of work by Günter Brus in their totality and reveals connections - from the early, gestic painting via his performances and actions through to later drawings, "picture poems" and theater works. A total of over 600 individual objects can be seen in the exhibition "Günter Brus. The Unrest after the Storm", including films and previously unknown series of works. A central topic, among others, is the active role that his wife Anni Brus takes in the joint performances. A dedicated room presents changing community projects with colleagues such as Arnulf Rainer.

While Brus uses the body as a substrate of the painting process in early works, it serves as a surface on which to project his social criticism in later performances and actions. The native Styrian has often used his works to provoke. For participating in the action "Art and Revolution" at the University of Vienna in 1968, he was even sentenced by the courts in 1970 and subsequently went into exile in Berlin. There, too, he produced many drawing cycles that build on his experiences in Vienna, as well as drafts for plays.

Günter Brus: The Unrest after the Storm

2 February - 12 August 2018

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1,50€ off
  • Opening times

    • We - Su, 11:00 - 18:00
    • We, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Public Holidays (including Monday and Tuesday) 11 am-6 pm
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   140  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 1 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 100 cm wide and 250 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (spaces in the Blickle cinema by the entrance on the right)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile tours on the architecture of 21er Haus and the sculptures of Fritz Wotrub for blind and visually impaired people. Seating in collection area.

    • Comments

      Sitzmöglichkeiten in den Ausstellungen, im Foyer und in der Garderobe.

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