DOMINIK STEIGER / GÜNTER BRUS
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00-18:00
Collaborations between Günter Brus and his artistic colleagues will be held in a separate space within the exhibition Günter Brus. Unrest after the Storm. Following the presentation of his collaborations with Arnulf Rainer, the results of a pictorial and literary collaboration between Günter Brus and Dominik Steiger will be seen at the Belvedere 21. Here again, cyclical works emerge as reciprocal responses to the prompts of the other. In the mid-1970s, every Wednesday each of the two artists would receive something from the other on a sheet of paper with which to build a shared work. This is how the series Jeden jeden Mittwoch. Ein Zwoman [Every Every Wednesday. A Novel in Two] arose in 1974, summarized in a 1977 volume of text and images: each double page presents a half, containing either text or drawings, on each side of the fold.
Dominik Steiger (born 1940 in Vienna, died 2014 in Vienna) was an Austrian writer and artist active in the spheres of the Vienna Group and Viennese Actionism. He is regarded as a significant crossover artist between genres and an important representative of the Austrian avant-garde since the 1950s. With artistic contemporaries such as Christian Ludwig Attersee, Hermann Nitsch, Dieter Roth, Arnulf Rainer, and Günter Brus, he developed numerous collaborations throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Curated by Harald Krejci.