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Writings of the Vienna Actionists

Writings of the Vienna Actionists

  • Title: Writings of the Vienna Actionists
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  • ISBN : 9781900565103
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 272 pages


Brus, Muehl, Nitsch, Schwarzkogler four artists who, during the Sixties, became notorious for pushing the definition of art to an extreme which has yet to be surpassed. This anthology of photo documentation and writings which include manifestos, theoretical texts, action scores, even police and psychiatric reports has been assembled in collaboration with the three s Brus, Muehl, Nitsch, Schwarzkogler four artists who, during the Sixties, became notorious for pushing the definition of art to an extreme which has yet to be surpassed. This anthology of photo documentation and writings which include manifestos, theoretical texts, action scores, even police and psychiatric reports has been assembled in collaboration with the three surviving artists It provides the first comprehensive survey of their work, and for the first time illuminates their differint intentions These texts employ humour and vitriol to elaborate a position in total opposition to contemporary social, political and aesthetic s A lucid narrative emerges of a determined exploration of these conditioning factors, by means of an are that used life itself as its material


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Writings of the Vienna Actionists Reviews (4)

  • I must say, I really did not know what to expect with this book I came across it while searching the Atlas Press website I often use them for their willingness to publish marginal writings and writers which unfortunately don t get translated into English very often and dear god it was a trip These m [..]

  • sheerly demented and bordering on illiterate, it is so convincing in its message of cliquey, diy intensity that I wanted to hang mutilated replicas of my body parts on display outside of nurseries and only invite my mother. [..]

  • This book is wild These guys and gals pushed boundaries and really tried to expand the world of art through, well, action But sometimes they pushed it too far And some of the writings come across as either over the top provocation, or borderline insanity But that s the nature of avant garde art some [..]

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