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HR Giger at Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna

Posted in Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Horror / Goth by Suzanne on March 3rd, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia


Debbie Harry in front of a HR Giger installation - click to enlarge

I decided not to post a typical HR Giger airbrush here because they're all deeply embedded in my generation's visual subconsciousness and I firmly believe that his (much superior, imo) illustrative, politically activist and sketch works REALLY need to be seen in person to be understood - similar yet oh so different to why Hans Bellmers have to be seen in person for true appreciation. So I give you a photograph of Blondie's Debbie Harry in front of a HR Giger installation to appease your tempers.

Btw, one of the best places to inspect Giger's drawings and sketches is his infamous red room at the Giger château/museum in Gruyères, Switzerland, where Giger's personal and very impressive art collection is also located.

But for now, I would like to announce a Giger retrospective entitled HR Giger - Dreams and Visions that will open in a week's time at Vienna's Kunst Haus Wien and will remain on show until the end of June. Details below.

On show: Mar 10 - June 26, 2011

Address: Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hundertwasser, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna, Austria, tel: +43-1-712 04 91, email: info@kunsthauswien.com | Map & Directions

Opening hours: 10 AM - 7 PM

Admission: € 9

Press release & preview

Artist's website

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3 comments to " HR Giger at Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna "

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    Marco Witzig says:

    Danke für die Ankündigung der HR Giger Ausstellung im KH Wien. Interessant dass du Bellmer in diesem Zusammenhang erwähnst, sehe da auch gewisse Parallelen; B gehört auch zu HRG's Einflüssen; in den frühen 60'ern hat HRG auch Versuche mit Fotobemalungen gemacht.. gab auch mal eine Bellmer Ausstellung in Gruyeres:http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigercollector/sets/72157622362196536/
    Hier mehr Infos zu Wien:
    http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/gigercollector/Vienna2011.html
    Lg Marco
    http://gigerworkcatalog.com/

    Bei der Trevor Brown Ausstellung in ZH waren auch 2 meiner Bilder dabei.

    Würde mich freuen falls man mal was mit HR Giger oder Bellmer Grafik in London machen könnte...

    March 14th, 2011 at 3:35 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Interesting stuff, Marco!

    Thanks so much for sharing this intel and apologies for the late reply!

    x

    - S.

    March 25th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Moment.. heisst das, dass Du im Besitz von Bellmer Graphiken bist?! o_O

    March 25th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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