Günter Brus (1938, Austria) is a controversial painter, performance artist, graphic artist, experimental filmmaker and writer. Brus was the co-founder in 1964 of Viennese Actionism (German: Wiener Aktionismus) together with Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. His aggressively presented actionism intentionally disregarded conventions and taboos with the intent of shocking the viewer. Brus also was editor of the Schastrommel (author’s edition) from 1969 on. He was involved into the NO!Art movement.
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