Kunsthaus Wien Presents a Comprehensive Retrospective Devoted to HR Giger


VIENNA.- In this comprehensive retrospective devoted to HR Giger, who was born in 1940 in Chur, Switzerland, Kunsthaus Wien takes a fresh look at the works of a controversial artist who, more than almost anyone else, has had a far-reaching influence on pop culture and cyberculture. The exhibition is on display until June 26, 2011. The exhibition focuses on the painter and sculptor HR Giger, who not only has achieved world fame as the creator of the film creature “Alien”, which earned him an Oscar, but at the same time has produced a richly varied artistic oeuvre that is unmatched for its visionary power and disturbing intensity. HR Giger is an artist of visions, who has depicted the collective fears of a humanity faced with the threat of nuclear destruction and the mechanisation of life in archetypal images created in his distinctive biomechanical style. In these visions, he has, on the one hand, captured a characteris