Reading Viennese Actionism


No Austrian art movement of the 20th century has created such a stir as the so-called Viennese Actionism. Legal action was taken against the transgressive artists because of their body-oriented performances for indecent behavior, violating morals and disturbing public peace. They were vilified in the press and received public threats: legendary vents that have made (art) history > book review

Photo: the legendary “Art & Revolution” performance @ NIG, Auditorium I (University of Vienna), 7 June 1968
(c) 2012



2 Responses to “Reading Viennese Actionism”

  1. I came here thinking something else, but this interested me regardless. Inspiring stuff!

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