1935 - 2022
We mourn the loss of a great protagonist and pioneer of the Austrian art and cultural landscape.
The young Kurt Kalb began trading in antiques and painting in the early 1960s without much previous training, but equipped with the necessary sensitivity. In 1972 he opened his first own gallery in Grünangergasse, which he turned into a place for the avant-garde. Especially the Viennese Actionists - Hermann Nitsch, Günter Brus, Otto Muehl - at that time less known for their artistic innovations than for actions that agitated and disturbed a then still conservative society, Kurt Kalb exhibited uncompromisingly and consistently.
Galerie Kalb remained true to its extravagant program in its rooms on Bäckerstraße, showing Maria Lassnig, Daniel Spoerri as well as Dieter Roth and Rudolf Polanszky, with whom the gallery owner shared a lifelong friendship.
Since the founding of the Konzett Gallery, Kurt Kalb has been an important mentor, friend and above all a role model for remaining an individualist and exhibiting art completely free of social conventions. We say goodbye with the greatest respect.
INSPIRATION FOR ETERNITY
Works on paper
7 October - extended until January 21
Starting with informal sheets from the early 1960s, through reduced-abstract landscapes, to the charismatic screen-printed portraits of well-known politicians and personalities from the 1980s, to „picassoid" sketch-like graphite drawings, the current exhibition at Konzett Gallery is dedicated to Otto Muehl's extensive œuvre on paper.
24 December - 9 January
WANG YUN | ILLUSION OF TIME
Septbember 6 - October 1, 2022
MARTIN KASTNER | WAS IST DAS
June 30 - September 3, 2022
Stück passt! | Franz Koglmann & Markus Mittringer | Aufnahmen
May 26 - June 25, 2022
FRANZ WEST & FRIENDS
February 16 - May 7, 2022
WANG YUN - DER N-DIMENSIONALE RAUM
December 15, 2021 - January 29, 2022
HOFSTETTER KURT | I LOOK UP IN THE SKY TO GROUND MYSELF
November 10 - 27, 2021
PAUL RENNER | HORNSTRUMPOT
July 6 - September 25, 2021