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Johanna and Helmut Kandl - Fighters, Dreamers & Co

Press Release "Johanna und Helmut Kandl"
Fighters, Dreamers & Co at Lentos Museum of Modern Art Linz
September 29, 2006 - January 14, 2007

With a selection of approximately 60 works comprising paintings, installations and video art Johanna and Helmut Kandl present the first extensive exhibition of their work to be staged in a museum in the Lentos Museum of Modern Art Linz. With this exhibition the Linz museum provides the first ever chance to discover the couple´s versatility and the broad yet precisely defined range of themes that they present in a variety of different media and actionistic formats, and to see their works gathered together in one place.

At this particular time an exhibition of this kind is extremely timely, if not overdue, since Johanna and Helmut Kandl have long been known as prolific artists, producing an almost constant stream of exhibitions and projects that have been shown at so many different locations that even aficionados and others interested in their work have had difficulty grasping its true extent and complexity.

Johanna Kandl was born in 1954 and studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Art from 1972 to 1980. Since the end of the 1980s she has been involved in interventions and cooperative projects. Since 1997 she has been working with her husband Helmut on art projects based on ideas garnered during trips to the former Eastern bloc and the examination of the economic structures prevalent in those countries. 

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