Marc Adrian Catalogue Raisonné and Monograph
Marc Adrian (1930-2008) was an outstanding artist from an international protest neo-avantgarde-movement after world war II. Extremely versatile, he created new image worlds and worked as a sculptor, painter, graphic artist, filmmaker, photographer and author both in Austria and abroad. By inquiring elements such as motion and perception, he made a significant contribution to the international art movements ZERO. Nouvelles Tendances and arte programmata leading to his participation as the only Austrian artist, in the Responsive Eye, the major Op-Art exhibition shown in 1965 at MoMA in New York, Adrian realized his kinetic worldview using an intermedial approach in new art forms, genres and technologies and started off by working with Kurt Kren in experimental film. In his linguistic and media criticism he was one of the first artist to use the computer as a random generator and was involved in the legendary exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity held in 1968 in London. Based on his written estate, this publication analyses his evolution as an artist and sheds light on his significance in the context of international developments
As part of the Belvedere catalogues raisonnés series, this documentation includes 894 intermedia works in all genres, a significant number published here for the first time.