Body Psyche & Taboo




The central concepts of Body, Psyche, and Taboo is a presentation of both the intellectual and the formal links between Vienna Actionism and artistic developments in early 20th century Vienna.

Works by Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler – the ‘scandal artists’ of the 1960s – are compared and contrasted with pieces by their equally controversial colleagues working at the dawn of the twentieth century, including Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele, among others.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Body, Psyche, and Taboo: Vienna Actionism and Early Vienna Modernism at mumok, Vienna, 4 March – 16 May 2016.

Striking and heavily illustrated catalogue featuring the work of Artists Günter Brus, Richard Gerstl, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Max Oppenheimer, Anton Romako, Egon Schiele, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, and accompanying texts by Eva Badura-Triska, Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Rosemarie Brucher, and Bernadette Reinhold.

Body Psyche & Taboo - Vienna Actionism and Early Vienna Modernism
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