The Anarchistic Amateur’s Art & Alphabet



Language: English/German
112 pages, 50 images

Editors: Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer

Texts by: Herbert Müller-Guttenbrunn, Beatrix Müller-Kampel, Reinhard Müller, Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer

Artworks by: Ingo Abeska, Iris Andraschek, bankleer, Blue Noses Group, Nayarí Castillo, Christian Eisenberger, Memed Erdener,
Veza Fernández / Christina Lederhaas, Aldo Giannotti, Johannes Gierlinger, Anne Glassner, G.R.A.M., Michael Heindl, Andreas Heller, Johanna Hierzegger, Anita Hofer / Reni Hofmüller, Katrin Hornek, Franz Kapfer, Karl Karner, Leopold Kessler, Paul Lässer, Damian Le Bas, Delaine Le Bas, Alfred Lenz, Hubert Lobnig, Juan Pablo Macías, Ralo Mayer, Ryts Monet, Ivan Moudov, Anton Petz, Katrin Plavcak, Leon Podesser, Lavinia Raccanello, Arne Rautenberg, RESANITA, Elisabeth Schmirl, eva helene stern ***, Mladen Stilinovic, studio ASYNCHROME, Tonto, Nasan Tur, Vladimír Turner, Roswitha Weingrill, Markus Wilfling, Johannes Wohlfart, Martin Zet, Gamlet Zinkovsky, zweintopf

“M for man: future occupants of coffins, who are still allowed to walk around for a while and make all sorts of practical jokes.” This is one of the many conceptual definitions coined by the writer and editor Herbert Müller-Guttenbrunn (1887-1945).

The booklover’s gem The Anarchistic Amateur’s Art & Alphabet brings together around 50 of his astute, whimsical and often highly topical „aphorisms, maxims and reflections“ with just as many works by visual artists. The selection is based on the existence of anarchistic elements in the individual works. And thereby follows a thought by Horst Stowasser: “Certainly more people are ‘anarchists’ than just those who call themselves so. Many just don’t know.”