PSYCHO DRAWING - art and madness at Lentos Linz

Tiger's head by Johann Hauser in the new exhibition Psycho Drawing © LENTOS Kunstmuseum © Christoph Torwartl Tiger's head by Johann Hauser in the new exhibition Psycho Drawing © LENTOS Kunstmuseum © Christoph Torwartl

17 March until 11 June 2017

The exhibition from 17 of March to 11 of June 2017 shows drawings from between the poles of art and madness by Art brut artists from Austria. Art brut means artworks drawn by amateurs, children or mentally handicapped people. 

In the first decades after World War Two, Austrian artists were in search of authentic expression in art, untouched by history. As in other places, the 1960s and 1970s were also marked in Austria by the crossing of borders between art and life, new genres in art, drug experiments, and by new, integrative models of society. In addition to works by art-brut artists such as Johann Hauser, Oswald Tschirtner and August Walla, works by Arnulf Rainer, Peter Pongratz, Adolf Frohner, Hermann Nitsch, Franz Ringel and Alfred Hrdlicka will be presented in the exhibition "Psycho Drawing".

 

Information

Location: Lentos Kunstmuseum, Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz
Opening hours
  
- Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
  
- Thursday 10 am - 9 pm
  
- Closed on Mondays
Opening: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition duration: 17 March to 11 June 2017
Further information: www.lentos.at