Gerhard Rühm

The Austrian graphic, object and photographic artist, poet and composer Gerhard Rühm (born in Vienna in 1930, lives and works in Cologne and Vienna) was co-founder of the »Wiener Gruppe« (Vienna Group) and in his graphic work constantly pursues an expansion of the medium of »language and speech«. The autumn exhibition of the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien will present the multifarious oeuvre spanning more than six decades of the crossover artist Gerhard Rühm.

It will also focus on Rühm’s radical linguistic and phonetic experiments in the context of the international avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century – to which the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wienhas for years continually devoted major exhibitions – anchoring and accentuating how he links up with their achievements and develops them further. Links to them for Rühm are for instance epitomised in Constructivist Zaum poetry (Vladimir Khlebnikov, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Olga Rosanova), the Dadaist Merz writings of Kurt Schwitters, and the »Parole in libertà« of the Futurist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Rühm’s subtly sensitive work and sound creations expressed in drawings, photo montages, text-objects, silhouettes and paper cuttings, music scores and performances testify to his profound interest in the materiality of speech and language as visual and phonetic material: a reflection on the entities of »I« and of »You« and the here and the now constantly accompany Rühm’s work, as do elements of chance and humour.

Besides numerous solo exhibitions since 1958, his works have been featured for instance in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, the documenta events of 1977 and 1987 in Kassel, the Frankfurt Schirn Kunsthalle and the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz. In 2012 the Austrian National Library acquired Rühm’s premature legacy.

Current Dates

  • Sat. 21 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 23 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 24 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

October

  • Tue. 31 Oct 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

November

  • Wed. 01 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 07 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 13 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 14 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 20 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 21 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Nov 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

December

  • Fri. 01 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 31 Dec 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

January 2018

  • Mon. 01 Jan 2018, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 02 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 06 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 08 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 09 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 13 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 14 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 15 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 16 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 22 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 23 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Jan 2018, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.