• WHO WAS 1968?
    28 Sept 2018 − 13 Jan 2019

    LENTOS Kunstmuseum WHO WAS 1968? Art, Architecture, Society Curated by: Hedwig Saxenhuber, Georg Schöllhammer Loans by Kontakt from: Heimrad Bäcker, Stanisław Dróżdż, VALIE EXPORT, Stano Filko, Běla Kolářová, Július Koller, Natalia LL, Karel Miler, Petr Štembera, Raša Todosijević and Goran Trbuljak A decade of eruptions, departures and redefinitions in the steel city Linz. The year I968 marks a turning point that ushered in a new era. Across Western Europe and in the United States Student protests and workers’ revolts called into question the post-war power structure itself, while Soviet tanks bulldozed the Prague Spring into the ground and signalled the end of the hope that the Eastern Bloc would open up to the West. This exhibition harks back to the echoes of I968 in Linz and Upper Austria. Embracing the arts, architecture, music, film and literature, it unfolds for the first time a synoptic map on which key figures and moments of local history – some largely unknown to this day – are accorded a place. It enables visitors to embark on exploratory trips and to survey the rich fabric of relationships and linkages that includes points of contact with international scenarios and trends. Experiments in the aesthetic field were begun with a view to escaping from the cultural stuffiness of the first two post-war decades. The participating artists include: Claudia von Alemann, Ant Farm, Heimrad Bäcker, Josef Bauer, Bill Bollinger, Dietmar Brehm, Gerd Conradt, Waltraut Cooper, Stanisław Dróżdż, Erró, VALIE EXPORT, Harun Farocki, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Stano Filko, Helmuth Gsöllpointner, Timo Huber, Johann Jascha, Martha Jungwirth, Gülsün Karamustafa, Gerhard Knogler, Běla Kolářová, Juliús Koller, Peter Kubelka, Zofia Kulik, KwieKulik, Maria Lassnig, Fritz Lichtenauer, Natalia LL, Karel Miler, Josef Nöbauer, OHO, Yoko Ono, Gina Pane, Friederike Pezold, Cora Pongracz, Chris Reinecke, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Zorka Sàglovà, Dominik Steiger, Petr Štembera, Raša Todosijević, Goran Trbuljak, Tucumàn Arde, Jiřì Valoch, Agnés Varda, Peter Weibel, Hannah Wilke, Jana Želibská, Želimir Žilnik, Zünd-Up


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Eva Badura-Triska (E.B.), Anamarija Batista (A.B.), Walter Benjamin, Belgrade (W.B.), Nada Beroš (N.B.), Reinhard Braun (R.B.), Maya Brisley (M.B.), Stuart Brisley (S.B.), Vladimír Beskid (V.B.), Luchezar Boyadjiev (L.B.), Dunja Blažević (D.B.), Cosmin Costinaș (C.C.), Josef Dabernig (J.D.), Ana Dević (A.D.), Hephzibah Druml (H.D.), Thomas Eder (T.E.), Silvia Eiblmayr (S.E.), Christiane Erharter (C.E.), VALIE EXPORT (V.E.), Andreas Fogarasi (A.F.), Maja & Reuben Fowkes (M.&R.F.), Rainer Fuchs (R.F.), Gaja Golija (G.G.), Patricia Grzonka (Pa.G.), Patrick Greaney (P.G.), Daniel Grúň (D.G.), Marina Gržinić (M.G.), Vít Havránek (V.H.), Dóra Hegyi (D.H.), Edi Hila (E.H.), Mária Hlavajová (M.H.), Günther Holler-Schuster (G.H.), Sándor Hornyik (S.H.), Pravdoliub Ivanov (P.I.), Sanja Iveković (S.I.), Agata Jakubowska (A.J.), Gabriele Kaiser (G.K.), Marie Klimešová (M.Kl.), Maria Klonaris (M.K.), Irina Koralova (I.K.), Ivan Kožarić (I.K.), Fiona Liewehr (F.L.), Kazimir Malevich, Belgrade (K.M.), Mihnea Mircan (M.M.), Michal Murin (M.Mu.), Jan Mlčoch (J.M.), Pavlína Morganová (P.M.), Joanna Mytkowska (J.M.), Tanja Ostojić (T.O.), Neša Paripović (N.P.), Barbara Piwowarska (B.P.), Ursula Maria Probst (U.M.P.), Oliver Ressler (O.R.), Kathrin Rhomberg (K.R.), Georg Schöllhammer (G.S.), Johanna Schwanberg (Jo.S.), Walter Seidl (W.S.), Alina Şerban (A.Se), Jiří Ševčík (J.S.), Erzen Shkololli (E.S.), Dejan Sretenović (D.S.), Petr Štembera (P.S.), Michaela Stock (M.S.), Branka Stipančić (B.S.), Adam Szymczyk (A.S.), Katerina Thomadaki (K.T.), Raluca Voinea (R.V.), Jane Weiss (J.W.).


  • Christopher Roth


  • Christopher Roth, Walter Seidl


  • Christopher Roth

Photo credits:

Klaus Bock, Enver Bylykbashi, Lena Deinhardstein, Boris Missirkov, Lisa Rastl, Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch, David Plakke, Markus Schwarze, Adam Sakovy, Wolfang Thaler


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