Günter Brus

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Gelatin-silver print
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2002-009-016
© Günter Brus

Günter Brus
b. 1938 (Ardning, AT), lives and works in Graz, AT
Perfomance in a Circle. Documentation of the performance at Perinetgasse, ViennaWith Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Günter Brus was one of the founders of the Vienna Actionists in the mid-1960s. His “performance actions”, which involved painting and self-mutilation, deliberately flouted social conventions, frequently pushing artist and audience alike to the very limits of their endurance. Born in 1938 in Ardning, Austria, he lives in Graz.