Starting in the 1970s, Austrian artist Peter Dressler (1942–2013) was instrumental in shaping the new vision of contemporary Austrian photography. An active artist, lecturer, collector and critical participant in the arts community, Dressler influenced generations of young photo-based artists. In recognition of his long career, a major retrospective show at the Kunsthaus Wien (November 2016 – March 2017) and accompanying catalog has been assembled. This long anticipated survey catalog, filled with b&w and color reproductions along with archival documents encompasses his photographic oeuvre, from his earliest works to his later performative series. With vibrant wit, Dressler inserted himself into found and invented scenarios to bring them to life, teasing out art-historical as well as social implications and highlighting the peculiarities of human behavior. Accompanying essays by Christine Frisinghelli, Rainer Iglar, Bettina Leidl, and Michael Maurache.
10 ¼ x 12 ¼ in. / 184 pp / 94 b&w and 112 color
Retail Price: $42.00
KUNST HAUS WIEN, AUSTRIA