The Group

The artists’ union Gruppe 77 was founded in 1977 as a non-profit association

“Within the Gruppe 77 there is no objective limiting or constraining their projects and works to some certain artistic style or specific art medium.

The objective carried out per se is the one of open-mindedness and acceptance towards anything new. It is the one of integrating any impulse given to one’s own piece of work, though without forgetting one’s own history (of art).

The Gruppe 77 has faced the situation within the art scene in exactly this spirit since the late 70′s – and it still does up to now. The situation spoken about is simply the one of “experimenting”, experimenting in the sense of attempting to create art over and over again.”

Excerpt from the text of Erwin Fiala “Die Kunst im Zeitalter des Experimentierens”