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2021: participation AMÚR Wien / Renate Burger, Hadersdorf/AUSTRIA



"Life in the Moon - Daniel Spoerri & Art Brut" shows what people are able to create despite adverse living conditions. Like Gustav Mesmer, who, inspired by the dream of flying from village to village, created fragile flying bicycles that made him known as the "Icarus of Lautertal".

The "landing" of the wondrous objects in the exhibition house in Hadersdorf was celebrated accordingly. In a flower-covered dress with a gold bonnet, the high priestess of imagination wields a Bohemian Buchtel by AMÚR Vienna as a sceptre of joie de vivre and creative power.



Photo credit: Rita Newman, Daniela Strobl

2021: performative participatory installation, Festival Walserherbst, Walsertal/AUSTRIA

Renate Burger / AMÚR Wien in cooperation with Elisabeth Handl / 1000AND1



An unusual collection and exhibition space invites visitors into the realm of the root. A sensual search for clues reveals unmined natural treasures and broadens perspectives. Traditional ingredients, historical sources, exotic taste experiences, witty concoctions and radical stories make the essences of the roots tasty. Let us open our mouths, let the root melt on our tongues, let us gain access to new worlds through digestive understanding. Through the root as an obscure find, as a forgotten or underestimated vegetable, as a reservoir of resources, energy and nutrients, as an anchor, as an object of study, in the form of streams of ideas and belief systems. Roots-Chamber of Miracles exposes its subterranean and supernatural powers of action.




Photo credit: Elisabeth Handl

Supported by a working grant from the City of Vienna:


2020/21: ART BOOK, text: Renate Burger / AMÚR Wien, photos: Rita Newman, graphics: Szenario Design Erich Bendl


Photo credit: Erich Bendl


The Japanes word for tearoom - Sukiya - originally means place of fantasy. All attention is focused on the place, the things and people you surround yourself with. The tearoom becomes a protected space with a special atmosphere, a refuge from the chaos of the world. Tea is one of the oldest cultural drinks of mankind and is being drunk all over the world.

The publication “Tea” traces the magic of this unique refuge. Across cultures and centuries, on the traces of special places and interesting personalities, Asian minimalism and oriental opulence meet without contradiction.


A familiy picnic with cups of tea in Queensland c. 1900 (Photo State Library of Queensland / Public Domain)

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