Matthias Bernhard | Ursula Buchart | Gunter Damisch | Othmar Eder | Johann Garber | Christoph Holzeis I Franz Kamlander | Alois Mosbacher | Peter Niedertscheider | Hermann Pedit | Heinrich Reisenbauer | Hubert Scheibl | Arnold Schmidt | Nóra Soós | Hans Staudacher | Karl Vondal | Eva Wagner | Andreas Werner

With the "warm-up" exhibition we are hoping to ward off the cold season in our newly opened gallery in Kitzbühel. An overview of our programme rings in a new year of exhibitions as the old one comes to an end. Predominantly pictorial works are on show in large arrangements. On the one hand there are artworks of prominent Austrian artists coupled with exhibits with East Tyrol connections; on the other, young artists living in Vienna as well as artistic developments in Hungary are brought to the visitors’ attention.

Hans Staudacher and Hermann Pedit are representatives of that group of artists who, after 1945, steered painting in Austria in a new direction. Whilst Hans Staudacher became internationally acknowledged  as Austria’s exponent of the lyrical Informel, Hermann Pedit in Lienz pursued consistently his painting of atmospherically charged landscape abstractions. The pictorial 1980s with their trends in Neue Wilde painting, Figuration Libre and New-Image-painting are represented by works from Gunter Damisch, Alois Mosbacher and Hubert Scheibl. 
Four artists from Gugging – Johann Garber, Heinrich Reisenbauer, Arnold Schmidt and Karl Vondal – point to the emergence of art brut (outsider art) at the end of the 1940s, which placed more importance on the art of lay painters, children and people with mental handicaps. The middle generation of Austrian artists is represented by works from the painter Eva Wagner and the meticulous drawer Othmar Eder, who also works with photography, film and painting. The young generation with their variety of possible forms of artistic expression are represented by works from Kitzbühel’s Matthias Bernhard, the Munich-born Ursula Buchart, the Hungarian Nóra Soós, the Lienz sculptor Peter Niedertscheider and Andreas Werner, who was born in Meerseburg an der Saale in Germany.

7 December, 6 p.m.
Introduction to the exhibition: Mag.a Anja Werkl, Art Historian
Opening speech: Dr.in Beate Palfrader, member of the Tyrolean government (education and culture)

The exhibition runs until 29 December, 2012 and is open to the public during the opening hours or by appointment.

  • Othmar Eder, Schlepplift (Drag Lift), 2006, pencil on paper, 74 x 83,5 cm