Austronauten Exhibition Viechtach
“In Vienna there is a vibrant scene of gifted young artists who go against the harsh headwinds of the established avant-garde, a significant cultural achievement. I’m sure the future holds a chance for these people. “ Arik Brauer
The Bavarian Forest of town of Viechtach, known as the “center of the fantastic art” of Bavaria, welcomes the AUSTROnauten soon: Artists from Austria and Australia, which follow the tradition of Viennese Fantastics their own way. The opening of the AUSTROnauten exhibition takes place on Friday, 22 June 2012 at 7pm in the Alten Rathaus, Viechtach.
The artists of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism are world famous. The five great masters, Prof. Ernst Fuchs , Arik Brauer, Rudolf Hausner, Wolfgang Hutter and Anton Lehmden are some of the most successful Austrian ”export brands”. The exhibition presents a selection of the current generation, some being former students of the of the Vienna School masters. The exhibition was conceived by curator Reinhard Schmid. Supporting the selection of artists is Phantasten Museum director Erich Peischl Phantastenmuseum who has arranged for the AUSTROnautens be presented in the museum in Vienna later this October.
Viechtach has consistently worked to establish itself internationally as a center of fantastic art. Thousands of art lovers came in recent years to the small Bavarian Forest town, with spectacular exhibitions from Prof. Ernst Fuchs, Lukas Kandl and his international group of artists “Libellule“, Dali’s heirs and others to visit. The organizers of the Vienna Phantasten Museums have worked closely with Viechtach in a close friendship. So it was only a matter of time after numerous mutual visits that a visionary exhibition was realised in both Bavaria and Austria.
After their “landing” in Viechtach, the AUSTROnauts remain until the 26 August in Bavaria. The exhibition opens at the Altes Rathaus at 7pm on Friday the 22nd of June.Following the opening will be a Summer festival on the Viechtach town square with music.
De Es Schwertberger, Rose-Gabriel de la Lyre, Benedetto Fellin, Peter Gric, Hanno Karlhuber, Boris Koller, Vesna Krasnec, Luigi La Speranza, Leo Plaw, Otto Rapp, Jolanda Richter, Amanda Sage, Wessi
Speech: Prof. Gerhard Habarta, Vienna
Curator: Reinhard Schmid, Viechtach