All’estero & Dr. K.’s Badereise nach Riva: Version B, Galerie Croy Nielsen, Vienna

As part of the curated by - festival Vienna Saim Demircan curated a show at the Galerie Croy Nielsen: "All’estero & Dr. K.’s Badereise nach Riva: Version B". Drawings by Ernst Herbeck were part of this exhibition.


For further information visit the website of Croy Nielsen.

On view: 13th of September until 20th of October 2018.

kunst aus gugging.! Österreichisches Kulturforum Praha

At the Österreichisches Kulturforum Prag the exhibition "kunst aus gugging.!" was shown. The presentation included artworks by Jürgen Tauscher, Karl Vondal, August Walla and others.


For further information visit the website of Österreichisches Kulturforum Prag.


On view: 22nd of June until 25th of September 2018.

Ernst Herbeck: Eine leise Sprache ist mir lieber. Texte und Zeichnungen, Einstein 28, Munich

At Einstein 28, Munich an exhibition dedicated to the works of poet Ernst Herbeck was shown.


On view: 28th of April until 9th of September 2018.

Ernst Herbeck: Eine leise Sprache ist mir lieber. Texte und Zeichnungen, Einstein 28, Munich

vis-à-vis - art from Gugging, Blau-Gelbe Viertelgalerie, Schloss Fischau, Bad Fischau

On the 15th of September 2017 the exhibition "vis-à-vis - art from Gugging" at Schloss Fischau was opened.


For further information visit the website of Schloss Fischau.


On view: 16th of September until 1st of October 2017.

Özlem Altin. Processing, Camera Austria, Graz

Camera Austria has invited the Berlin-based artist Özlem Altin to participate in an exhibition project in September 2017, which is being produced and shown in collaboration with the steirischer herbst festival. The starting point for the endeavour is an exploration of the Camera Austria archive, which is made available to the artist as a kind of extension to her own collection. Books, invitations, press images, handwriting, posters, postcards, printed documents, manuscripts, and much more will flow into the visual production of this project.

The exhibition includes works by Heji Shin and Gugging artist August Walla.

For further information visit the website of Camera Austria.

On view: 24th of September until 19th of November 2017.

The High of Writing, Literature museum, Austrian National Library, Vienna

The special exhibition in the Austrian National Library’s Literature Museum explores the states of euphoria and ecstasy that writing evokes. Moreover, it shifts the focus onto those literary texts that, in a variety of ways, deal with the intoxication, pleasure, trance, ecstasy and physicality of writing. Drawings by Gugging artist and poet Ernst Herbeck are shown.

For further information visit the website of the Literature Museum at the Austrian National Library.

On view: 28th of April 2017 until 11th of February 2018.

psycho drawing. art brut and the `60s and `70s in Austria, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

The extensive exhibition at Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz showed drawings from the 1960s and 1970s: In addition to works by artists from Gugging, such as Johann Hauser, Oswald Tschirtner and August Walla, works by Arnulf Rainer, Peter Pongratz, Adolf Frohner, Hermann Nitsch, Franz Ringel and Alfred Hrdlicka were presented.


For further information visit the website of Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz.


On view: 17th of March until 11th of June 2017

Mittendrin. Leben mit Beeinträchtigung, GrazMuseum, Graz

At the GrazMuseum the exhibition Mittendrin. Leben mit Beeinträchtigung was shown and artworks by Gugging artist Johann Garber were presented.


For further information visit the website of GrazMuseum.


On view: 26th of September 2016 until 1st of May 2017.

Madness & Mysticism, Kirche am Steinhof, Vienna

On the 30th of September the exhibition opening of "Madness & Mysticism" took place at the Kirche am Steinhof. Artworks by August Walla and Oswald Tschirtner are presented next to international and national known contemporary artists.


For further information visit the the website of "Madness & Mysticism".


On view: 1st of Octobre until 10th of November 2016.

Rot ich weiß Rot. Kritische Kunst für Österreich, Forum Frohner, Krems

On the 21st of May 2016 the opening of the exhibition Rot ich weiß Rot. Kritische Kunst für Österreich took place at the Forum Frohner (Kunsthalle Krems).

For further information visit the website of Forum Frohner.


On view: 21st of May until 6th of November 2016. 

gugging goes Japan! Borderless Art Museum No-Ma, Shiga, Japan

From 20th February until the 21st of March 2016 a show dedicated to Gugging artists is to be seen at the Borderless Art Museum No-Ma in Shiga, Japan. Artworks by Johann Garber, Oswald Tschirtner, August Walla and others are on view.

Before the exhibition opening there will be a nationwide congress about Art Brut. Prof. Dr. Johann Feilacher is among the speakers.

"MONSens - L`art brut d`hier et d`aujourdhui", Musée de Beaux Arts Mons, Belgium 2015

The city of Mons has been chosen to be the next European Capital of Culture, allowing the city of Mons to make its mark on the world stage in 2015. 

The exhibition "MONSens, l’art brut d’hier et d’aujourd’hui" is among the projects selected by the Foundation Mons 2015 from 527 unique proposals and taking place at the Musée de Beaux Arts Mons (BAM). 

This exhibition offers an approach that is both historic and contemporary while examining the meaning (or «sens» in french) of work created by outsider artists.

The exhibition features work sourced from major European collections of Art Brut and workshops in the region surrounding Mons. In this way "MONSens: l’art brut d’hier et d’aujourd’hui" (Art Brut from Yesterday and Today) highlights the evolution of the gaze focused on Art Brut and challenges the categorizations that have been made over time.


Artworks from Gugging Artists, amongst others Johann Garber, Johann Hauser, Heinrich Reisenbauer, Oswald Tschirtner and August Walla can be seen in Mons from 20th of June until 6th of September.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.

"grenzgehen - paradies und abgrund" until the end of march 2015, museum cloister schussenried, bad schussenried, germany

The exhibition "Grenzgehen - Paradies und Abgrund" ("crossing borders - paradise and abyss") in Museum Cloister Schussenried, Germany took place until the end of March 2015. Several artworks of the private foundation - gugging artists could be seen.

Artworks by Gugging Artists like Johann Garber, Heinrich Reisenbauer, Günther Schützenhöfer and Oswald Tschirtner could be seen in addition to a wide range of contemporary and Art Brut positions from painting, graphics, sculpture and video.

"faces from gugging" at kunst galerie fürth

From 21st of september until the 2nd of November 2014 the kunst galerie fürth presents the exhibition "faces from gugging".

The exhibition faces from gugging presents works created in Gugging by various artists around the theme of portraits. Among the experts is Rudolf Horacek, the master of “analytic portraits”; his faces appear dissected and enmeshed with writing, often drowned out all together. Furthermore, there will be works by Oswald Tschirtner, Franz Gableck, Fritz Koller, Johann Hauser, August Walla, Johann Garber, but also lesser known artists like Johann Binner and Anton Dobay.

The corrospondent exhibition has been shown at museum gugging in the year 2013.

"Raw Vision - 25 ans d´Art Brut", Halle Saint Pierre, Paris

On occasion of the 25th anniversary of the english art magazine Raw Vision the exhibition "Raw Vision - 25 ans d`Art Brut" was opened on September 17th with a vernissage in the Halle Saint Pierre, Paris.

Shown are creations of more than 80 artists from Europe, America, Africa, India and Japan. 

Among them of course are also works of the Artists from Gugging such as Johann Hauser, Johann Garber, Johann Korec and August Walla.


The extensive exhibition can be seen till August 22th 2014.

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"art from gugging", gallery castle parz, grieskirchen

On may 15th 2013 the opening ceremony of the exhibition "art from gugging" took place. The exhibition is shown in the gallery castle Parz, Grieskirchen (Upper Austria) and is part of the exhibition series "art brut gugging - 2 castles show artists from gugging".  

Mag. Nina Katschnig, managing director of the gallery gugging, opened the exhibition and talked about art from Gugging. Interested visitors can see the exhibiton from May 18th until October 15th 2013 and also purchase the artworks.

Some impressions of the artworks presented in the gallery castle Parz:

"art brut gugging - 2 castles show artists from Gugging", culturama castle tollet, grieskirchen

The exhibition series "art brut gugging - 2 castles show artists from Gugging" started in Kulturama castle Tollet (Upper Austria). On Thursday 18th 2013 the exhibition was opened in the presence of the governor of Upper Austria Josef Pühringer. Prof. Dr. Johann Feilacher talked about the artists from Gugging.

The exhibition can be seen from April 20th until October 27th 2013.

"weltallende - august walla and the artists from gugging"

We are extremely pleased that we could recently open two exhibitions under the title "weltallende - august walla and the artists from gugging". At both opening ceremonies we could welcome numerous guests in Werner-Berg-Museum, Bleiburg as well as in the Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec in Slovenia!

The exhibititons can be visited: Werner-Berg-Museum, Bleiburg until November 10th 2013 and Gallery of Fine Arts Slovenj Gradec in Slovenia until June 30th 2013.


We look forward to your visit!


Some impressions of the exhibition openings and further information on the exhibition:

August Walla’s term “universe end” not only denotes a realm of his philosophy, but is also the title of a double exhibition at the Werner-Berg-Museum in Bleiburg and the Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. It features around 300 works by the Gugging Artists, who were awarded the Oskar-Kokoschka Prize in 1990. For the first time paintings, drawings and objects by August Walla, Johann Hauser, Oswald Tschirtner, Philipp Schöpke, Franz Kernbeis, Günther Schützenhöfer, and other Gugging Artists are on show in the South of Austria and in Slovenia on such a large scale. A catalogue in German and Slovenian accompanies the exhibition.