Josef Bauer. Demonstration
Josef Bauer has been a key protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s. In proximity to the Wiener Gruppe with the poets Gerhard Rühm, Friedrich Achleitner und Oswald Wiener, he developed a sculptural language that connects the body and the object. His installations, paintings, objects, performance photographs and what he calls "tactile poetry" always orbit around the question of what is articulated by art and how text, image and typeface can be merged into a common language. The dual meaning of "Demonstration" refers on one hand to the gesture of presenting, on the other to the expression of political protest - two topics that play crucial roles in Joseph Bauer's work.