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Fall 2014 Editor’s PickOpens Tues, Sept 9, 6-8p:“RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966” Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf SchwarzkoglerHauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th St., NYCthe first major New York City exhibition to explore, through rare paintings, collages, and photographs, the emergence of a critical 20th-century avant-garde movement. Various artistic developments in the second half of the 20th century have been influenced by a performative paradigm that emphasizes a move away from formal, static objects and toward more directly experiential, event-like, and sensorial gestures. In the early 1960s, the Vienna Actionists defined their radical style through a critique of painting, specifically that of European Art Informel and the Abstract Expressionism of the New York School. Under Austria’s Second Republic, Brus, Muehl, Nitsch, and Schwarzkogler sought out new possibilities for expression that could transcend the shadow of World War II. Motivated by material experimentation, they developed their art around radical body-centric performances through which authentic experiences of reality and incisive political statements could be directly and intensely perceived.

nycartscene:

Fall 2014 Editor’s Pick
Opens Tues, Sept 9, 6-8p:

RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966”
 Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf Schwarzkogler

Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th St., NYC

the first major New York City exhibition to explore, through rare paintings, collages, and photographs, the emergence of a critical 20th-century avant-garde movement. Various artistic developments in the second half of the 20th century have been influenced by a performative paradigm that emphasizes a move away from formal, static objects and toward more directly experiential, event-like, and sensorial gestures. In the early 1960s, the Vienna Actionists defined their radical style through a critique of painting, specifically that of European Art Informel and the Abstract Expressionism of the New York School. Under Austria’s Second Republic, Brus, Muehl, Nitsch, and Schwarzkogler sought out new possibilities for expression that could transcend the shadow of World War II. Motivated by material experimentation, they developed their art around radical body-centric performances through which authentic experiences of reality and incisive political statements could be directly and intensely perceived.

flommus:

hipinuff: El Lissitzky, Proun GBA 4, circa 1923.

flommus:

hipinuff: El Lissitzky, Proun GBA 4, circa 1923.

artistandstudio:

Jean Michel Basquiat by Lee Jaffe.

artistandstudio:

Jean Michel Basquiat by Lee Jaffe.

c86:

Ricardo Rupert - Fallas, Valencia, Spain, 1963

The New Trojan Horse statue in the Plaza del Caudillo

stayspectacular:

tastefullyoffensive:

"I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD

stayspectacular:

tastefullyoffensive:

"I nominate Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring." [via]

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD

mountainhousestudios:

Pablo Picasso

mountainhousestudios:

Pablo Picasso

colin-vian:

  Paul Cézanne

colin-vian:

  Paul Cézanne

colin-vian:

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (23 February 1879 – 15 May 1935

colin-vian:

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (23 February 1879 – 15 May 1935