Bruseum Ein Museum für Günter Brus

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Edited by: Peter Weibel, Dr. Christa Steinle Texts by: Kurt Flecker, Peter Weibel, Anke Orgel, Birgit Prack, Dr. Christa Steinle Graphic Design: Lichtwitz - Büro für visuelle Kommunikation German 2011, 656 Pages, 2029 Ills. Hardcover 286mm x 226mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3262-8

With this publication, the newly founded BRUSEUM at the Neue Galerie Graz is showcasing the international importance of Viennese action artist Günter Brus (*1938 in Styria) based on works from his various creative areas and periods. The book sheds light on the complexity of his oeuvre, as it features some previously unpublished photographic and film documentation of actions that took place between 1964 and 1970, such as Wiener Spaziergang (Walk through Vienna, 1965) and Zerreissprobe (Acid Test, 1970), which illuminate the artist’s international status as an important representative of Body Art. The inventory catalogue spans a period from the seventies to the present, including the “image-poetry,” a combination of text and image that Brus declared a genre of its own, as well as drawings and prints.


Exhibition schedule: Neue Galerie, Graz, November 27, 2011–September 2, 2012


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.