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Dorretta Carter

SOAK-summerSTARTup last friday at Casino Baumgarten, Vienna: Dorretta at her best: she´s rythm – what´s soul, what´s funk? –  do not ask  –  hear & see her! –  I have shot some photos from that gig for you:

colour your voice with Dorretta on Zakynthos in June!


Following fotos from the opening of the exhibition Art Brut / Outsider Art – Internationale & österreichische Kunst der Außenseiter Zdenka Infeld had invited to the Infeld House of Culture, Halbturn last Friday:

August Walla, details of the scenery for

Moša Šišic & the Gypsy Express (all performers members of the family). The band led the audience with Balkan Modern over Macedonia, Greece & Turkey through the visual world of  more than 20 artists “living on the edge”, shy maverics, sheer naives, crazy maniacs & fantastic visionaries, all artists non-professionals & not influenced by the art historical mainstreams.

Jasmina Šišic

Joachim Luetke brings in Spanish dancing style to the East European sound

visitors in front of oilpaintings by  Wano Meliaschwili:  Fürs Vaterland / for fatherland 1981

Moša Šišic

Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern detail

3 works by Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern

André Robillard Gewehre / rifles 1995

André Robillard  Schlange / snake  1998

André Robillard  Armstrong sur le planet Mars, about 2001

Martha Grünenwaldt Frauenbildnis / portrait of a woman, 1995

Martha Grünenwaldt  without title, detail

Martha Grünenwaldt, Vogel / bird, about 1991

Michel Nedjar Belleville Paris 1992

Franz Gyolcs (in front of Michael von Nathusius & Michel Nedjar on the wall)

Petrvich Pavel Leonov, Pushkin near Moscow in the village Petushki, 1998, detail

Oswald Tschirtner

François Burland Homo bicus Bicus, 1994

François Burland Homo bicus Bicus, 1994

Josef Wittlich Zwei Frauen aus Modekatalog / two woman from a fashion catalogue, detail, 1967

Ida Buchmann without title, about 1989

Johann Fischer Das Jahr 1907 / the year 1907, 2001, detail

Johann Korec Du Elephantenkuh küß mich pitte, pitte 1974

Jean Dubuffet Paysage avec 2 perssonnages, 1980

a talk in front of works by Anselme Boix-Vives,  sans titre, guache 1962-63

Franz Janz Umschlagmappe “Die 8. Weihung” / map cover “the 8th consecration”, 2004, in follow papers & details out of this map:

at  Infeld Haus der Kultur / Infeld House of Culture are to be seen until 13th June 2010 more works by following artists, too:

André Bauchant, Gaston Chaissac, Madge Gill, Franz Kernbeis, Max Raffler, Krynicki Nikifor, Adolf Wölfli

Bob Curtis   Stain Glass Image

I met Bob 2004 first time as painter on the Greek island Zakynthos, always thought him to be a dancer before.  An ingenious dancer, an extraordinary teacher of so called Afro Contemporary Dance, as he moved & taught at a summerstage the previous years. In summer 2004 he occupied the rooms of the appartment next to mine & when he came up the hill from seaside – a long in slow but vigorous rythm changing silhouette emerging from the landscape of the island – back from his course, he settled after teatime with a table on the shaded patio to paint. In those days it seemed to me he was painting through a pane of thin glass, smooth & fragile as his movements. Recently I looked forward to meet him next year again at the summeracademy´s stage. To meet him as dancer. To ask as painter the dancer some courteous questions (painting & dancing is an intense unity in the space of art – ten years ago I was lucky to perform “The Painter The Image & The Dance” with the Move On Dance Group of eight dancers directed by American dancer Grant McDaniel I met on Zakynthos too)

Tomorrow will be Bob´s funeral at the central cemetery of Vienna –  at the age of 84 he has closed his circle of life.

“I don´t have a point where I see it´s ending  – for me it goes on forever.” (Bob Curtis)

Did you already enter your magical garden, Bob? – What about the “sleeping dancer”? – Gimme a message, please!

Bob Curtis Magic Garden

Bob Curtis – In Memoriam – a video by Christoph Dostal

Bob Curtis at the Summeracademy Zakynthos – an obituary notice (in German) by Wolfgang Löhnert (Sommerakademie Griechenland)

book: Bob Curtis – Hohepriester des Afro Contemporary Dance /  High Priest of Afro Contemporary Dance: folio

Bob Curtis  Structured Lines White


TRANSFORMER  – The Art Of Visualizing Musik calls Joachim Luetke the exhibition of his artwork at Infeld Haus der Kultur, Austria. A brillant & breath-taking performance shown by the band PERSEPHONE (vocals Sonja Kraushofer) accompanied yesterday´s opening Zdenka Infeld had invited to follow. Born in 1957 in Germany, Luetke studied art in Switzerland during the late seventies, and I recognized that he improved his talent at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria as student of Rudolf Hausner at same time I did, from 1980 to 1986 . – “The wheel comes circle”, he signified in cryptical manner our meeting. Joachim Luetke still lives in Vienna as a successfull multimedia artist and he has created arresting images for a variety of venues, including posters, ads and CD’s. As short glimpses of yesterday´s evening see some photos in follow.









video- trailer: TRANSFORMER



youTube video: Flesh :On: Steel meets art of Joachim Luetke






Joachim Luetke among audience












Sonja Kraushofer & Martin Höfert, Persephone






Joachim Luetke
TRANSFORMER – The Art of Visualizing Music

26.9.2009 – 1.11.2009


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some hours later passing discotheque CHECKPOINT, Neusiedl am See, Austria: transformer by Lou Reed in the smoky air




Lithunian band ILGI at posthof Linz, Austria

video:  dej eglite lec eglite


dans la tente d´attente du Cirque du Soleil avec VAREKEI (= “where ever” in the language of the gipsy tribe Roma) á Vienne, Auriche

some photos from yesterday´s sunny opening of Peter Pollág´s exhibition True Colours at Danubina Meulensteen Art Museum  on an artificial peninsula in the storage lake of river Danube (see: Gabčikovo)  at Čunovo near Bratislava, Slovakia & the celebrated unveiling of Pollág´s sculpture-project Danube Wings

Peter Pollág         first emperor (  diptych)        acrylic & oil on canvas            2003

Peter Pollág            double-headed lion          acrylic & oil on canvas                2007

Peter Pollág                dancers                 acrylic & oil on canvas                     2007


ship´s mate Peter Pollág & danubiana´s captain Vinzent Polakovič 

– both amidst yesterday´s festivities in front of Pollág´s Danube Wings – more about The Wings of  the Danube tells The Bratislava Leaders Magazine : here

Black & White on Zante painting performance Axl Litschke & Andreas Roseneder

a slide-show by artstage of photos shot by Adolf Tuma on an improvisated painting- & dance-performance in Vassilikos August 2005 at the location of Summeracademy Greece (Sommerakademie Griechenland) on Zakynthos / Zante: the painters Axl Litschke (white) & Andreas Roseneder (black) meeting after 30 years again – in movement. André Várkony (not visible here) beat the percussion to this performance.

I met Axl Litschke first time at his assistant apprenticeship of my master Anton Lehmden, an outstanding representative of the so called Viennese School of Phantastic Realism at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. his paintings were images of silent landscapes without human traces done in precisely defined oil-technique. I remember even the priming coat of his wooden panels he prepared in several white clay-layers. the only murmur I have heard at his studio was the stream of lava winding through a landscape he painted. – in those times a typical representative of that Viennese School for me. – I myself lived in Germany, Augsburg, Berlin & Munich, was loud & expressive too, liked the Austrian & German expressionists, all actionists & performers, needed the traces of movement of human beings in art,  even fired my paintings with terpentine & worked into the licking flames & finally had first success with painting as representative of that times, the art trend “Junge Wilde” (“new fauves”)

when I came back from Munich or Berlin to Vienna, Axl still painted quiet in his studio over the lava stream.

but Axl was also administrator of the coffee-machine in our studio at the academy & a philosopher in conversation, for me always a master of intellectual speech at coffee-break at work. these coffee-breaks with the art director are still one of the few remembrances of my study at the academy.

on Zante, the Greek island Zakynthos we met 2005 again as fellow teachers with different careers behind us, Axl taught his students drawing models still in his correct & motionless manner, I was head of the colourful acrylic painting course. Axl always dressed in tight black – I prefer light wide clothes in sommer. at the end of a discussion about art & the importance of movement on it I just said to Axl: “we change our outfit: you are white & I am black, you are the canvas & I am the painter, I AM YOU, – & you are my canvas, you have to move & I will paint on you in your movements & you go with mine. we will move together in & through painting.”

he agreed joyfully.

I got the dresses at the Dutchwoman´s Store next Coffee House at Vassilikos.

so it was.


Andreas Roseneder                     geschweige denn Mythos                      1991

watercolours on paper  150 x150 cm  

image = music

somebody came along to my blog searching “nazar-boncuk-balon”. I can help. watercolors on Ecus Sistina. still wet state. more about the story behind that symbol see post: nazar, boncuk – veya tek kemgöz?

originally I wanted to follow the islamic tradition to stay ornamentic in expression but a female figure develops beyond the eye…

… & more & more accompanied by others

the already finished eveil-eye-ballon you find: here