Total View

Total View

Neue Galerie Graz – Universalmuseum Joanneum

Gerhard Rühm, Totalansicht (Total View), 1976. Private collection. Photo: UMJ/N. Lackner.
December 1, 2015
Total View
A retrospective of Gerhard Rühm’s work from 1952 to 2015
December 4, 2015–February 21, 2016
Neue Galerie Graz—Universalmuseum Joanneum
8010 Graz

T +43 316 80179100

Gerhard Rühm has always worked as a writer, musician and artist on the edge of each of these disciplines and has made a decisive contribution to their development. When he composes language as music, collages words as pictures, or puts writing to the crucial test as drawings, his lines and sign systems set out his trails of thought.

Rühm co-founded the Vienna Group, whose significance can hardly be overestimated. Since the early 1950s, he has created an overall body of work that is difficult to take in all at once. For the very first time, this exhibition reveals a total view of the extremely diverse work of the great Austrian multiple talent. “Now” is one of the key notions in his extensive oeuvre. Signs of the present are everywhere! Each encounter with a picture, each exploration of a text or notion, each confrontation with music can be regarded as an experience of the moment which is marked by other emotional and situational components. These he analyses and provokes: “At the moment of reading, which word ‘now’ is now?”

Curated by Roman Grabner

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