Dedicated to one of the most important protagonists of Austrian modernity, the MAK exhibition “GÜNTER BRUS. Midnight Dawn” focuses on hitherto largely unknown individual works and picture-poems dating from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The presented drawings mark a new period in the artist’s production characterized by a variety that reveals the actionist, self-mutilator, book illustrator, picture-poet, word/image artist, draftsman, and painter, as well as the ironic, sarcastic contemporary wielding his pen as formerly his razor blade.
Exhibition Günter Brus, Peter Noever
Curator Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head MAK Library and Works-on-Paper Room
The comprehensive show has been organized in cooperation with Galerie Heike Curtze.
Catalogue "GÜNTER BRUS. Midnight Dawn," edited by Peter Noever, with contributions by Aquille Bonito Oliva, Lóránd Hegyi, Olivier Kaeppelin, and Peter Noever, 323 pages, numerous illustrations, French/English/German, MAK Vienna 2008 – sold out