Peter Weibel's highly original art work developed out of his interest in the theory of language and in the construction of reality.
This book is the first extensive publication devoted to the early work of the internationally acclaimed Media and Conceptual artist Peter Weibel during the period from 1964 to 1979. Weibel started out in 1964 as a visual poet and was soon transferring the structures of the visual culture from the page to the screen, at the same time retaining the model of language as a model of perception in the sense of structuralist and post-structuralist methods. This specific development anticipated many of the trends that were later to be described as Conceptual Art, Context Art, institutional criticism, and intervention. In 1966 his work had already applied the participatory and interactive practices that led to the first interactive computer installations at the beginning of the 1990s. Featuring articles by renowned authors as well as short texts, manifestos, and leaflets written by Peter Weibel himself, this book provides an instructive and comprehensive contribution to research on the work of this influential artist. The artist: Peter Weibel, born in 1944 in Odessa. Artist, exhibition curator, art and media theorist. Studied literature, film, mathematics, medicine, and philosophy in Vienna and Paris. Has held teaching positions in Germany and abroad. 1986-95: art consultant for the Ars Electronica in Linz; 1992-95: art director of the Ars Electronica in Linz; 1993-99: Austrian Commissioner to the Venice Biennale; since 1993: head curator at the Neue Galerie Graz at the Landesmuseum Joanneum; since 1999: member of the board of directors of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. Exhibition schedule: Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, September 25-November 21, 2004 · And additional venues
PETER WEIBEL (* 1944, Odessa) is an internationally known media and conceptual artist, curator, and art and media theoretician. Since the 1960s his work has firmly regarded artistic creativity as an open-ended field of activity. He was head of the ZKM, Karlsruhe until 2020. Since 2017 he has been director of the Peter Weibel Research Institute for Digital Culture at the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna.