Gerhard Rühm first gained fame with publications of experimental poetry. His work, determined by language, stringent conception, but equally spontaneity of expression, focuses on acoustic and visual aspects: now it moves in between spoken text, radio play and music, now it ranges from handwriting to scriptural and gestural drawing.
Some 100 sheets provide a synopsis of groups of works created since 1954. For the exhibition at the Minoriten, the artist is creating a new series of 26 large-format drawings: the body alphabet. While the corridors are in the widest sense dedicated to drawings of the body, the two exhibition rooms focus on visual poetry and visual music. In addition, two video stations and four audio stations offer visitors the opportunity to experience Gerhard Rühm’s stage programme and radio plays.
Inauguration of steirischer herbst 2001
Gerhard Rühm concert
Verlier nicht den Kopf aus Liebe
Am Anfang war der Laut