WHEN GAY PEOPLE WERE STILL CURABLE
Jan 11, 2019 at 7p.m.
Book and Antist magazine presentation, reading, and discussion with Karl Iro Goldblat and Lukas Pusch
The Antist sees itself as an art magazine of the Viennese avant-garde. The project of the artist Lukas Pusch is an artistic platform for radical and anarchic positions beyond the hand-heldand state-subsidized Austrian mainstream. The new, 5th edition of Antist, is dedicated to the Muehl commune.
The Muehl-Commune was the most important follow-up project of the 1968 movement and the Viennese Actionism in the seventies and eighties. At its peak, it counted over 700 members. The artist Karl Iro Goldblat was not only a longtime leading member of the community but also gay. In the group built strictly according to the principles of communist communal property and free love, homosexuality was considered a disease to be overcome.
In his book just published by Ritter Verlag: When I wanted to be cured by Otto Muehl, Karl Iro Goldblat critically examines his "heterosexual career" and his "healing attempt" within the community. An exciting story and merciless self-exploration in one.