In Focus: Franz West & Rudolf Polanszky

until the end of September 2016

Exhibition view Franz West, Rudolf Polanszky, 2016

Until the end of September our collection will focus on Franz West and Rudolf Polanszky.

Since the beginning of the 1970s, the two artists were bound together in friendship, which despite their completely different artistic conceptions, lasted until Franz West’s death. “While West valued position and role, significance and rank, and success was always important, I found the social aspect, the organizational structure in the art world, to be disgusting and repulsive,“ Polanszky states. Their mutual appreciation of art found its expression in a series of collaborative projects. It is also to be mentioned that Franz West owned works by Rudolf Polanszky, which hung in his private residence.

The exhibition concentrates on collages and sculptures from 1980 until today. In the collages, the different artistic intentions are reflected in the most obvious ways: While West cut up the high-gloss world of cheap magazines and advertising brochures, using his aesthetic to quote and turn these into critical comments, Polanszky appears to some extent as a researcher who, using opaque materials and crossed-out schematics, attempts to stimulate our interpretive mechanisms to uncover how they function, or at least give us an idea about them.

The exhibition is rounded out by works from the collection, among them by Siegfried Anzinger, Christian Eisenberger, Herbert Flois, Otto Muehl, Martin Kippenberger, Rita Nowak, Sigmar Polke, Lukas Pusch, Gerhard Richter, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Miroslav Tichy and VALIE EXPORT.

Parallel Vienna / Viennacontemporary


Richard Hoeck & John Miller, Mannequin Debris, 2016, photo of the installation Mannequin's Death, 2015 © Richard Hoeck, John Miller, 2015

Parallel Vienna 2016

21. bis 25. September 2016

Alte Post

Dominikanerbastei 11, 
A-1010 Wien
Room 1.24 Richard Hoeck & John Miller: Mannequin Debris, 2016
Gallery’s Choice: Christian Eisenberger
Sculpture: Rudolf Polanszky

Viennacontemporary 2016
22. bis 25. September 2016
Marx Halle, Karl-Farmas-Gasse 19, A-1030 Wien
Booth F 07

In focus: Rudolf Polanszky

Siegfried Anzinger, Günter Brus, Christian Eisenberger, Richard Hoeck & John Miller, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch,
Rita Nowak, Franz West.

Exhibition views of our booth F 07 at the Viennacontemporary


KKK Nr. 8: Untitled
22 September — 30 October 2016
Concert with Michael Mautner:
Thu 20 October 2016, 7.30pm

Parallel Vienna
21 — 25 September 2016
Alte Post
Dominikanerbastei 11
A-1010 Vienna, Austria

Viennacontemporary 2016
22 — 25 September 2016
Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19
A-1030 Vienna, Austria

Wiener Innenstadt Galerienrundgang
Thu 13 October 2016, 4–9pm

Sex Appeal of the Inorganic
With Günter Brus, Christian Eisenberger, Richard Hoeck & John Miller, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Rudolf Schwarzkogler

Opening: Thu 10 November, from 6pm
11 November – 10 December 2016

eyes on – monat der fotografie 2016

KKK Nr. 9
Celebration with concert:
Sat 17 December 2016



Eröffnung mit Konzert: Do, 19.05.2016 • Ausstellungsdauer: 20.05.–25.06.2016

Art Salzburg 2016

5. bis 28. August 2016

100 paintings – from the collection of the gallery

Exhibition: 5 July – 9 September 2016

Change of Subject

Exhibition: 11 Feb – 7 May 2016

Saturnalia II

Exhibition: 18 Dec 2015 – 31 Jan 2016

Cruising — Rita Nowak & Michael Horsky

Exhibition: 6 Nov – 5 Dec 2015