Summer of Love

12/5 2006 — 17/9 2006
Museumsquartier / Halle1

Summer of Love is the Kunsthalle’s motto for the summer 2006, promising a plunge into the “flower power” of the 1960’s and early 70’s. “Psychedelia” bears witness to a social, political, ethnic and sexual liberation that had its beginning in the 1967 “summer of love” in San Francisco. The crossover between psychedelic art, political revolution and counter-culture found its reflection in unique aesthetics that gave voice to social, political, ethnic and sexual liberation.

Some 500 objects – painting, sculpture, photography, film, architecture, lightshows, environments, installations, record covers and documentary material from Europe, the USA, South America and Japan – offer a view into the intriguing aesthetics of this time.

‘Summer of Love’ is an exhibition organised by Tate Liverpool in cooperation with Kunsthalle Wien and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

An additional part of the exhibition, developed for the Kunsthalle Wien, provides a view of the aesthetics and events of the 1960’s in Austria. Whether psychedelic, consciousness-expanding or genre-crossing, the senses were strained to their limits, social criticism was mixed with visionary ideas, and Austrian flower power children drew up dionysian utopias which fit seamlessly into the ranks of those of the international proponents of the movement.

Curator: Christoph Grunenberg, Tate Liverpool
Curators Austrian Part: Markus Mittringer, Angela Stief

architecture in the exhibition by: breuss ogertschnig

International Artists:

Isaac Abrams, Ant Farm, Archigram, Richard Avedon, Thomas Bayrle, Cecil Beaton, Lynda Benglis, Mark Boyle/Joan Hills, Bernard Cohen, Öyvind Fahlström, Richard Hamilton, Robert Indiana, Abdul Mati Klarwein, Yayoi Kusama, John McCracken, Verner Panton, Nam June Paik, Adrian Piper, Lucas Samaras, Peter Sedgley, Graham Stevens, USCO, Andy Warhol, James Whitney, Joshua White, Thomas Wilfred, Jud Yalkut, La Monte Young/Marian Zazeela, u. a.

Austrian Artists:

Raimund Abraham, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Heinz Frank, Padhi Frieberger, Ernst Fuchs, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Hans Hollein, Haus-Rucker-Co, Marcel Houf, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Isolde Joham, Max Peintner, Walter Pichler, Klaus Pinter, Arnulf Rainer, Alfons Schilling, Christian Skrein, Zünd-Up

Guided tours: every Sunday 3 pm

A multimedia guide leads you through the exhibition!

German / English
€ 2,50