Alfons Egger, Exhibition view, Secession 2011, Photo: Jorit Aust

Alfons Egger

February 25 – May 15, 2011

Drawings between concrete poetry and Dadaistic abolition of limits; suggestive dream images and fictional characters: Alfons Egger’s work is distinguished by the complexity of its content and its dense use of media. In times when fine art spaces are rediscovering the potential of theatre, the moment could not be better for a re-articulation of this early approach. Since the early 1970s, the artist has been working with everyday fragments, interweaving them with components of his own biography to create a system of reference that constantly challenges the viewer in new ways—not least on account of the openness of his work.


Alfons Egger, born in Haiming, Tyrol, in 1952, lives and works in Vienna.