99 posters by Julius Deutschbauer und Gerhard Spring, who joined forces as cultural activists of a different nature during the political unrest of 2000, comprise the main focus of an exhibition in the MAK Works on Paper Room. Their actions, for which they work with concepts only in a marginal sense, grew continuously from a local affair to a subtle media event. Their happenings can hardly be pinned down using the conventional terms of urban surroundings. Yet their themes are specifically political and even more so a mirror of the state of the Austrian soul. After their decision to go their separate ways in October 2007, the MAK took it upon itself to bring them together for one final collaborative project.
Curator Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection
Catalogue "Julius Deutschbauer / Gerhard Spring. Only 100 Posters", edited by Peter Noever, with contributions by Karl Baratta, Christa Benzer/Nicola Hirner, Amelie Deuflhard, Sigrid Gareis, Brigitte Huck, Herbert Lachmayer, Christoph Leitgeb, Peter Marboe, Gerald Matt, Peter Noever, Lioba Reddeker, Dagmar Reichert, Marlene Ropac, Arno Rußegger, Elisabeth Schweeger, Sabrina Zwach, 114pages, German/English, MAK Studies 12, MAK Vienna / Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2008, 24 MAK Design Shop
MAK Art Edition "NUR 100 PLAKATE" - Pack of cards with 52 cards and 3 jokers plus title and information sheet. With their pack of cards, Julius Deutschbauer and Gerhard Spring have made one of the nicest trivialities in the world the main issue of their art. The result is compact and fits in every pocket. One deck (a selection of 52 of their "Only 100 Posters") allows going through many different variants of recent art history. MAK Design Shop