Gerhard Rühm

Born 1930 in Vienna, AT
Lives and works in Cologne, DE

Rühm initially studied composition and Oriental music, but soon developed an interest in language and literature. As a founding member of the "Wiener Gruppe" (together with Friedrich Achleitner, HC Artmann, Konrad Baier and Oswald Wiener), he sought radically new forms of literature through treating language as a visual and acoustic medium. His artistic practice is based on an understanding of absolute interdisciplinarity, consequently working across music, literature and visual arts. Retrospectives of his work have been shown internationally at the 47th Venice Biennale, the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, MUMOK, Vienna. Rühm took part in Documenta 6 and 8 in Kassel.

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Exhibitions
Ohne Titel (mit Günter Brus & Christian Ludwig Attersee), 1975

Chalk, pen and pencil on paper, 45 x 60 cm

DA BIST DU JA, 1976

Pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Ohne gegen Ohne, 1964

Collage on paper, 30 x 22 cm

Toben, 1965

Felt tip pen on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm

bald (?), 1965

Ink on paper, 40 x 30 cm

i, 1961

Typocollage on white cardboard, 60 x 81,5 cm

fast, 1954-1957
Typewriter on white paper, 29,5 x 21 cm

zart, 1954 – 1957
Typewriter on white paper, 29,5 x 21 cm

Ohne Titel, 1955

Photocollage and typewriter on yellowish paper, 29,5 x 21 cm

Ohne Titel, 1955

Photocollage and typewriter on yellowish paper, 29,5 x 21 cm

ende-beginn, 1968

Typocollage on paper, 50 x 75,5 cm

Auf der Decke, 1966
Collage on postcard, 18,3 x 18,8 cm

“woher kennen wir uns?” (für Günter Brus), 1974
Oil chalk and ballpoint pen on paper, 29,5 x 39,7 cm

Ohne Titel, 1962 – 1966

Collage on white cardboard, 50 x 62 cm

Ohne Titel, 1965

Collage on white paper, 50 x 65 cm

If you can take home, 1959

Photograph and typocollage on black cardboard, 32 x 36,5 cm

Ohne Titel, 1961

Photocollage on white paper, 30 x 38 cm

Ohne Titel, 1958

Photocollage on white paper, 30 x 38,5 cm

ichbinbereit, 1973

Typocollage on paper, 29,5 x 41,8 cm

eins, 1972

Ballpoint pen on paper, 29,4 x 41,8 cm

heiter ernst, 1972

Ballpoint pen on paper, 29,5 x 42 cm

Beidhandzeichnung, 1965

Ballpoint pen on yellowish paper, 29,4 x 40 cm

Beidhandzeichnung, 1965

Ballpoint pen on yellowish paper, 29,4 x 40 cm

Beidhandzeichnung, 1965

Ballpoint pen on yellowish paper, 29,4 x 40 cm

Beidhandzeichnung, 1965

Ballpoint pen on yellowish paper, 29,4 x 40 cm

Untergehende sonne aufgehender Mond, 1966

Pencil and coloured pencil on yellowish paper, 21 x 29,5 cm

Herz, 1960

Typocollage on white cardboard

Immer nach, 1957

Typocollage on white cardboard

schnell, bevor die Sonne sinkt, 1955

Typocollage on white cardboard, 22 x 31,5 cm

Erklärung zur Passierscheinfrage, 1964

Painted matter, overpainted with black indian ink, 21 x 15 cm