The Drawing Obsession

The Drawing Obsession

The Drawing Obsession


Curated by: Roman Grabner


While a large retrospective is devoted to Günther Brus in Vienna in early 2018 to mark his upcoming 80th birthday, the BRUSUEM opens its rooms to a young generation of artists who have something in common with the ‘landlord’, Herr Brus: their obsession with drawing. On display are not only the wide variety of expressive forms offered by the medium of drawing, but also the process of drawing itself.

Young artists from Europe – including Studio Asynchrome, Gabór Kóos and Marianne Lang – will each come for four weeks to Graz to create new works in front of the public in the BRUSEUM, and thus break up the conventional structure found in exhibitions. Therefore, on the opening day, no single work will be on show, given that the exhibition develops throughout its duration.

In the narration developed  for this room by studio ASYNCHROME „diary drawings“ on paper and murals bring the question about trasparency in our present in the foreground of discussion.


The exhibition space as well as the drawings on the wall represent a fragmentary state. The „Space-Drawings“ is complemented in the second part in June. Fragmentary extracts of the wall drawing will appear in other parts of the walls and the speech bubbles will be filled. A rendezvous between Thatcher and Reagan is expected.