In the context of the current exhibition "24/7," curator Sandro Droschl presents the catalog accompanying the exhibition in an artist talk with Herbert Brandl.
The exhibition "24/7" (Twenty-four/Seven) explores the intermediary in Brandl's work:
His last cycle of works from 2020 consisting of 24 monotypes (original, unique prints of paintings) is juxtaposed with an early cycle of 7 ink works in shades of black from the late 1980s, each of which seems to be painting but is not—or is it? The presentation of the works, all of which have not yet been shown, is exhibited in a hanging that plays with the late modern "white cube" architecture of the exhibition house. “24/7" makes it clear where Brandl began and what he continues to refer to—the Conceptual Art of the 1970s and its questioning of the concept of the work. Thus, a starting point is laid in his painting, which continues to claim the artist in various shades and forms.
The catalog is published by Koenig Books (London) and contains, in addition to numerous illustrations, a detailed work text by Robert Fleck, an art historical classification by Christoph Bruckner, and a curatorial statement by Sandro Droschl.
Herbert Brandl (*1959 Graz, lives in Vienna) studied with Herbert Tasquil and Peter Weibel at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. From 2004 to 2019 Brandl was professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. His works have been shown at the Biennale de Paris (1985), Bienal internacional São Paulo (1989), Documenta IX (1992), Kunsthalle Basel (1999), Neue Galerie im Künstlerhaus Graz (2002) and Albertina, Vienna (2011), among others. In 2007 Brandl represented Austria at the Biennale di Venezia. His works were shown in solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bern, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Secession, Vienna, Kunsthalle Basel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Albertina, Vienna, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn and Belvedere 21, Vienna.
His works can be found in numerous museum collections such as the Albertina, Vienna, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Museu Serralves, Porto, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz.