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Markus Lüpertz “Unruhe auf dem Olymp”

Galerie Schmidt/ Reith im Alpbachtal
Culture / Vernissage
in deutscher Sprache

In cooperation with the European Forum Alpbach, the gallery Schmidt in Reith presents an exhibition by the German painter, designer and sculptor Markus Lüpertz. The contemporary artist, born in 1941, is one of the best known representatives of neoexpressionism and often causes controversies due to his provocative work.

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Introduction
Artist, Berlin/ Düsseldorf
Director, Galerie Schmidt, Reith i. Alpbachtal
Artistic Director, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna


Artist, Berlin/ Düsseldorf

1948 Family emigrates to Rheydt, Rhineland in the West
1956-1961 Studies at the Werkkunstschule Krefeld with Laurens Goosens and educational stay at Kloster Maria Laac (Kreuzigungsbilder); works as a coalminer for one year; further studies in Krefeld and at the Academie Düsseldorf; works in road construction; travels to Paris
1962 Moves to Berlin and begins series of "Dithyrambic" paintings
1964 Opens Galerie Grossgörschen 35 in Berlin with the exhibition Dithyrambische Malerei
1966 Publishes "Art that gets in the way. Dithyrambic Manifesto."
1968 Publishes the manifesto "The Grace of the 20th Century is rendered visible by the dithyrambs I have invented"
1970 Lives for one year in Florence on a prize from the Villa Romana
1971 Awarded German Critic s Association Prize
1974 Participates in the 1st Berlin Biennale Guest lecturer and professor at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe
1975 Publishes first collection of poems, "9 x 9"
1977 Completes wall painting for the Ruhleben crematorium in Berlin Withdraws participation in documenta 6
1981 Publishes collection of poems "und ich spiele, ich spiele..."
1982 Participates in documenta 7; completes stage design for the opera "Vincent" by Rainer Kunad at the Staatstheater Kassel; publishes collection of poems "Ich stand vor der Mauer aus Glas"
1983 Designs set for the opera "Werther" by Jules Massenet at the Ulm Theater
1961-1983 Teaches at the Sommerakademie in Salsburg Publishes the anthology "Gedichte, Auswahl"
1984 Travels to New York, publishes "New York Diary 1984"; on the occasion of the exhibition in the Wiener Sezession, publishes the Text "Bleiben Sie sitzen Heinrich Heine".
1986 Professorship at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1989-1990 Designs church windows for the gothic choir in the cathedral in Nevers, France;
1990 Receives Lovis Corinth Prize of the Artist's Guild, Esslingen
1991 Designs set and costumes for the opera "The Storm" by Frank Martin at the Bremen Theater Publishes book "Poems and Lithographs"
1999 Begins work on "Vanitas" cycle
2000 Provides three sculptures for Palace Bensberg First presentation of the "Vesper" cycle in the exhibition Lost Paradise Lost
2005 Completes first of twelve cathedral windows for "Machabäerchor" at St. Andreas Cathedral, Cologne

Ing. Gottfried SCHMIDT

Director, Galerie Schmidt, Reith i. Alpbachtal

seit 1996 Galerist in Reith - Galerie Schmidt
seit 2001 Galerist in Hall in Tirol - Galerie "Goldener Engel"
2016 21. Ausstellung für das Europäische Forum Alpbach in der Galerie Schmidt


Artistic Director, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna

1993-1999 Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Diplom bei Professor Dr. Peter Haiko über die Neue malerische Abstraktion in Österreich, Universität Wien
seit 2001 Kurator, Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien

Cultural Programme

show timetable
Kategorie: all Culture


15:15 - 15:30Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience”Culture
17:00 - 17:30Opening Concert Part IICulture
19:00 - 19:15Marco Szedenik »World and Spirit. The Philosophers’ Cycle (First Part)«Culture


16:30 - 17:00Body Experiences – Günter Brus. Photographs from ActionsCulture
18:00 - 20:00International EveningCulture
18:05 - 18:15The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Introduces ItselfCulture


16:00 - 17:30Remembering Arthur KoestlerCulture


16:00 - 17:30Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its ValuesCulture
18:00 - 19:30Radix Chamber Ensemble: “Worth the Experience: Dynamics”Culture


15:15 - 16:00Back to the FutureCulture


18:00 - 19:30Lüder Wohlenberg: “Spontaneous Recovery”Culture


16:45 - 18:00Markus Lüpertz “Unruhe auf dem Olymp”Culture
18:00 - 20:00“Foreign” by Miriam FassbenderCulture


17:00 - 19:00Speakers´ Night: European Values – Who? Where? When?Culture


16:30 - 18:00Vienna Lectures: “Maintaining and Shaping Relationships – between Respect, Politeness, Correctness and Solidarity”Culture
19:00 - 21:00“Alphabet” by Erwin WagenhoferCulture


18:00 - 19:30Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: “The other magic mountain. A response to Alpbach”Culture


09:00 - 11:00“The Priest’s Children” by Vinko BresanCulture
18:30 - 19:30Slavic Summer. Eastern European Weather. (Literature, Jokes and Music)Culture


17:30 - 19:00Cine Science: “Crime and Prosecution on US TV-Shows as Value Discourse”Culture


11:00 - 14:00Live Painting: NychosCulture
18:30 - 19:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicCulture


19:00 - 20:00Luma.LaunischCulture


16:00 - 17:00“Rasende Ruinen: Wie Detroit sich neu erfindet” by Katja KullmannCulture
17:30 - 19:00Rosemary’s ValuesCulture


17:30 - 19:00Franui: “Fresh Merchandise”Culture


08:15 - 08:30Quartet of the Vienna PhilharmonicCulture