The legendary artist group Haus-Rucker-Co, which existed until 1992 and consisted of Günter Zamp-Kelp, Klaus Pinter, Lauridus Ortner and Manfred Ortner, made an international name for itself with a radical concept of architecture, implementing ideas for new forms of living and living and also taking on issues such as Increased environmental destruction.
Draw your breath!
As part of a major show at the Linz Museum in Linz, which starts on October 6th, key parts of the Haus-Rucker-Co art collection will be on display for the first time under the title “Breathing Zones”.
Students at the Linz University of the Arts have designed a room containing different projects that provide a current reference for the questions raised by the artists’ group in the 1970s: true to the motto “Fresh Air”, the young artists will present their works at the opening on October 5th (19th) of their new interpretations. For how the battle for good air is fought politically, ideologically charged and economically justified.
University student art projects now on display experimentally and critically, but also sadly or humorously, point to the explosion of the theme of good air and breathing.
Similar to Haus-Rucker-Co, the young artists also deal with the space occupied by air – for example in the form of geometry and breathing devices, furniture to improve breathing or a series of experiments with mushroom mycelium. The exhibition also includes interactive activities, for example by asking visitors to hold their breath.
On display until February 25, 2024