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  • Oswald Oberhuber, Ziegen und Schafe (Goats and Sheep), 2009, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 × 31 1/2".

    Oswald Oberhuber

    Belvedere 21
    Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1
    March 9 - June 12

    Curated by Alfred Weidinger and Luisa Ziaja

    In 1958, Oswald Oberhuber developed a theory of “permanent change,” and he has lived by it ever since. The Austrian artist, curator, critic, and designer applied the concept both to his own shape-shifting practice and to his pedagogical approach as rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. This survey will include some 150 works, beginning with the artist’s early engagements with Informel in the late 1940s, through his Pop-inflected work of the ’60s and ’70s, and on to a period of realism, collage, and “object art.” Many pieces that are exemplary of his long-standing preoccupation with the relationship between image and text will also be presented. An accompanying catalogue should offer insight into this important artist’s revisionary methods.