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last saturday Nickeldorf, Kleylehof, Austria:  gathered musicians named the CHOICE OF CATEGORY performed on a stone stage annexed to a stone arena hand-built by Austrian sculptor Franz Gyolcs himself in front of his studios at Kleylehof. the Jazz Gallery Nickelsdorf invited there as a  HOMMAGE Á SUN RA for 5 days to COSMIC TONES FOR MENTAL THERAPY. –  follow some photo-impressions:

pacemaker Austrian  sculptor Franz Gyolcs passes the center of his land art work supervising the event. after a strong-lone-man act of 4 years his stone stage ready for performance.

Marshall Allen, 88,  since 1995 head of SUN RA ARCHESTRA

Juini Booth

 Philipp Quehenberger & Didi Kern


Juinie Booth & Marshall AllenSUN RA seems to appear with sun set

amidst the audience: a wooden sculpture by Franz Gyolcs

Hari Michlits – light designer enlightens Franz Gyolcs´”later work” & the musicians…

… whilst sunset enlightens roses, women – the audience

Hans Falb – inventive genius of konfrontationen Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf

Marshall Allen

a walk through the gallery of Franz Gyolcs, Kleylehof

Georg Pehm about the artist: Art Off Vogue (in German)

a tv-documentation about the artist on Austrian broadcast:

ORF III : Ramacher & Einfalt unterwegs – Kuenstler ueber Kuenstler:

interview with Franz Gyolcs

Marshall Allan watching a  historical record of a SUN RA ARCHESTRA concert…

… & looking back from the canvas too


“I’m talking about something that’s so impossible, it can’t possibly be true. But it’s the only way the world is going to survive, this impossible thing. My job is to change 5 billions of people to something else. Totally impossible. But everything that’s possible has been done by man, I have to deal with the impossible. And when I deal with the impossible and am successful, it makes me feel good because I know I’m not bullshittin’.”

     my favorit colour as painter is green, actually seen – as you were told the articles below (I suppose you have allready read them). the photo following has nothing to do with these paintings; it just represents a in colour & suspension changed traffic sign you should know (if you are old enough & allowed to drive a car – allthough its appearance may differ from nation to nation, state to state).
in Austria it marks a dead end, in this case turned downside up.
click to the photo & get aware it is not only art presented on canvas or paper in troubles here in this region.

– come back again .  – & imagine to be located in Austria:

but who cares? 

– &… : is here any audience?


today I found an article about innovating economical politics concerning the Burgenland by Erich Engelbrecht titled ” Forced Innovation – The Burgenland Case “. living in the region I can agree from experience with a lot of his opinions & as artist I even feel free to say the economical political sight could be shifted 1:1 to the cultural politics there.

to my opinion even culture should be, better: must be an innovating force & not just state of mind. that´s here the lack of it: culture is just seen as a saleable commodity on the stage of an antiquated operette or the head of a dead composer, celebrated with a glass of excellent regional wine.

as response to the saying: you can lead a horse to water, but you can´t make it drink, I would continue: you can´t lead a horse away from a drain hole, cause it instinctively knows the way to innovating resources leads through deserted land.

– & most individuals avoid the desert.

but: some cultural adventurers are obviously prepared & ready to start an exploring expedition.

as representative examples see the links in article: die harfenspielerin , the model of an exhibition & following:


Andreas Roseneder 2006:  sketch of an imaginary stamp created as an independant contribution for the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn for the approaching year of celebration 2009



 Andreas Roseneder   the harpist   32 x 24 inches acryl 2005


Contribution to the benefit auction to continue the existence of the jazz
gallery Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen (image=link). Among others, the picture
above will be auctioned. For additional pictures, see here:

 Andreas Roseneder     die harfenspielerin     80 x 60 cm    acryl    2005

beitrag zur benefizauktion für den weiterbestand der jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf  konfrontationen  (image = link).  unter anderen ist obiges bild zu ersteigern.  weitere bilder zu sehen unter:

siehe auch/see also:  der standard / print-ausgabe 13.12.2007 related events

das bild hat einen käufer gefunden!        Danke!        the painting above is already sold!          Thank you!

bis 15. jänner 2008, 17 Uhr kann man noch an der aktion “kultur in nöten” für die jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf übers internet mitsteigern, siehe: “kultur in nöten!

(the cut-off time and date for accepting bids for other artwork will be january 15, 2008, 5:00 pm, at that time the artwork will become the property of the highest bidder.) 

more information about the    konfrontationen 2005

                                                konfrontationen 2007

Hans Falb. Jahresende 2007 im Burgenland-Kurier