Oct 6, 2023–Feb 25, 2024


Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 04020 Linz
Tue – Sun 10 – 6 pm Thu 10 – 8 pm

With their works at the interface of art and architecture, the Haus-Rucker-Co group (1967 - 1992) is one of the most important positions in the Austrian post-war avant-garde. Their groundbreaking work transcended the boundaries of traditional genres and called for a link between art and life. The themes addressed by Haus-Rucker-Co, such as the increasing destruction of the environment, illustrate the continuing relevance of her work to this day.

On the basis of six chapters, the exhibition provides a comprehensive insight into the work of the members, including the architects Laurids Ortner, Günter Zamp Kelp, the painter Klaus Pinter, and from 1971 Manfred Ortner. The title Atemzonen (Breathing Zones) refers to the central importance of the element air in the work of Haus-Rucker-Co and builds a bridge in terms of content to important groups of works, such as those in the exhibition COVER. Survival in a Polluted Environment (1971).

With the purchase of the Günter Zamp Kelp archive by the city of Linz, the Lentos Kunstmuseum 2020 took over important works by Haus-Rucker-Co. The exhibition presents significant parts of this collection for the first time.

Special tours:

Art university goes Lentos
Thu 10/19/23 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
As part of the exhibition, the Linz University of Art is showing selected student projects that were created in dialogue with works by Haus-Rucker-Co. Sabine Pollak, head of the space & design strategies course, leads students through the presentation of the projects in Lentos.
Participation is free with an exhibition ticket, no registration required

Dialogue with Günter Zamp Kelp and Ludwig Engel
Thu 11/16/23 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Günter Zamp Kelp, founding member of Haus-Rucker-Co, speaks with Ludwig Engel, futurologist and editor of the biography Zamp Kelp. Castles in the Air (2019) about the current exhibition and the group's artistic work.
Cost: €4 plus entrance fee
Please register at +43 732 7070 3614 or at lentos.at