March 9, 2014 - 21er Haus - Franz Graf
March 9, 2014

Franz Graf

Franz Graf, See what sees you, 2014. Exhibition view, 21er Haus, Vienna, 2014. Photo: Georg Petermichl. © Belvedere, Wien.

Franz Graf
See what sees you

29 January–25 May 2014

21er Haus
Schweizergarten
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna
Austria
Hours: Wednesday–Thursday 11am–9pm, 
Friday–Sunday 11am–6pm,
Open on public holidays

www.21erhaus.at 

Franz Graf is now playing his characteristic game with emptiness and abundance, black-and-white contrasts, letters and words, small, delicate details and large iconic, archaic, and modern elements at the 21er Haus. For this he is not only meshing the many aspects of his oeuvre with a new series, but also juxtaposing this with works by international and local artists, contemporary and historical positions in an elaborately structured display. The sum of its parts results in an exhibition brimming with art, rather like a stage where performances and collaborative art productions regularly take place and Graf is expanding his installation throughout the entire duration of the show.

Franz Graf (born in Tulln in 1954) lives and works in Vienna and the Waldviertel region in Lower Austria. He studied with Oswald Oberhuber at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. From 1979 to 1984, he cooperated closely with Brigitte Kowanz. Between 1997 and 2006, he was teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 

The exhibition presents works by Franz Graf and amongst other things, exhibits by other artists, including Marc Adrian, Estera Alicehajic, Ferdinand Andri, Anouk Lamm Anouk, Nobuyoshi Araki, Magnús Árnason, Johanna Arneth, Snorri Ásmundsson, Rudolf Bacher, Franz Barwig d. Ä., Lothar Baumgarten, Joseph Beuys, Selina de Beauclair, James Lee Byars, William S. Burroughs, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Binär, Herbert Boeckl, Herbert Brandl, Geta Brătescu, Arik Brauer, Günter Brus, John Cage, Nina Canell, Ernst Caramelle, Anna Ceeh, Larry Clark, Tamara Dinka, Marcel Duchamp, Dejan Dukic, Rudolf Eb.er & Joke Lanz, Valie Export, Helmut Federle, Ernst Fuchs, Walther Gamerith, August Gaul, Ron Geesin & Roger Waters, Gelitin, Liam Gillick & Corinne Jones, Allen Ginsberg, Sara Glaxia, Gottfried Goebel, Karl Iro Goldblat, Martin Grandits, Fritz Grohs, Mario Grubisic, Kristján Guðmundsson, The Guerilla Art Action Group, Tatjana Hardikov, Friedrich Hartlauer, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Rudolf Hausner, André Heller, Herbert Hinteregger, Benjamin Hirte, Marcel Houf, Françoise Janicot, Ali Janka, Robert Jelinek, Hildegard Joos, Donald Judd, Tillman Kaiser, Felix Kalmar, Allan Kaprow, Mike Kelley, Didi Kern & Philipp Quehenberger, Richard Kern, Martin Kippenberger, Imi Knoebel, Peter Kogler, Franz Koglmann & Bill Dixon, Zenita Komad, Svetlana Kopystiansky, Brigitte Kowanz, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Zofia Kulik, Doreen Kutzke, Marcellvs L., Bruce LaBruce, Eskil Loftsson, Daniel Löwenbrück, Sarah Lucas & Julian Simmons, Victor Man, Mark Manders, Michaela Math, marshall!yeti, Otto Maurer, Paul McCarthy, Andrew M. McKenzie, Bjarne Melgaard, Cecilie Meng, Merzbow, Rune Mields, Chiara Minchio, Milan Mladenovic, Klaus Mosettig, Otto Muehl, Wladd Muta, Gina Müller, Mario Neugebauer, Hermann Nitsch, Oswald Oberhuber, Erik Oppenheim & David Kelleran, Charlemagne Palestine, Manfred Pernice, Goran Petercol, Rade Petrasevic, Raymond Pettibon, Walter Pichler, Begi Piralishvili, Natascha Plum, Rudolf Polanszky, Franz Pomassl, Arnulf Rainer, Raionbashi / Krube., Konrad Rapf, Jason Rhodes, Paul-Julien Robert, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Dieter Roth, Fiona Rukschcio, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck, Alexander Ruthner, Gerhard Rühm, Kurt Ryslavy, Nino Sakandelidze, Ed Sanders, Markus Schinwald, Eva Schlegel, Conrad Schnitzler, Philipp Schöpke, Claudia Schumann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Frederike Schweizer, Björn Segschneider, Jim Shaw & Benjamin Weissman, Jörg Siegert, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Linnéa Sjöberg, Dominik Steiger, Nino Stelzl, Curt Stenvert, Alexander Stern, Rudolf Stingel, Martina Stoian, Ida Szigethy, Lilli Thießen, Bjarni H. Thórarinsson, Manfred Unger, Franz Vana, Jannis Varelas, Walter Vopava, Wolf Vostell, Klaus Weber, Peter Weibel, Herwig Weiser, Wendy & Jim, Adam Wiener, Ingrid Wiener, Oswald Wiener, John Wiese, Judith Weratschnig, Stefan Wirnsperger, Eva Wohlgemuth, Helmut Wolech, Iwona Zaborowska, Thomas Zipp and Heimo Zobernig.


Curator: Severin Dünser, 21er Haus/Belvedere, Wien 

Catalogue 
Presentation of the exhibition catalogue
Thursday, 24 April, 7pm

Franz Graf
Siehe was dich sieht / See what sees you
Editors: Agnes Husslein-Arco, Severin Dünser
Graphic design: Alexander Rendi
ISBN 978-3-902805-44-7
c. 192 pages, German/English

Contact
Claudia Bauer, Head of Communications and New Media, 21er Haus
T +43 1 79 557 185 / M +43 664 800 141 185
c.bauer [​at​] 21erhaus.at


 

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