• Herbert Brandl

    Galleria d’Arte Emilio Mazzoli

    It took more than two decades after the Nazi annexation in 1938 before Austria could again become an authentic presence on the international art scene. When this occurred, first with the Viennese Aktionismus movement and then with the radical architecture of Hans Hollein, that presence took on a startling form The contradictions within the troubled political, social, and cultural history of Austria led to a kind of art in which individual thematic components emerged in naked or raw form, devoid of stylistic embellishments but full of symbolic weight.

    In the mid ’70s ties were renewed (not that

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