press release

The exhibition Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society will present works from the collection of the Essl Museum in Austria. The title of the exhibition was inspired by the statement from a Viennese Actionist, Otto Muehl: 'In my actions, I started off from artistic premises, but I see everything less and less in terms of art. What I do is rather like the opposite pole of society.'

The selection of the works presented will highlight socially involved artistic stances. It will show art as a tool of social negotiation against the backdrop of the social and political transformations which have been taking place from the 1960s. The core of the show are the works of the Viennese Actionists. This will be the first such large exhibition of Viennese Actionism in Poland.

Exhibition Viennese Actionism in collaboration with the Essl Museum Klosterneuburg / Vienna.

Viennese Actionism
The Opposite Pole of Society
Kurator: Stanislaw Ruksza

Künstler: Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf Schwarzkogler