A Poet From Obertraun/Zauner/Zillich

Project of the Capital of Culture

The show is dedicated to the Obertraun writer and visual artist Hansjörg Zauner (*1959 in Salzburg; † 2017).

(Original title: Ein Dichter aus Obertraun/Zauner/Zillich)

Subject to change
Salzkammergut 2024
© salzkammergut-2024-gruppe-am-park

Hansjörg Zauner (Artist)
Judith Zillich www.judithzillich.at (Curator and Project Leader)
Petra Zechmeister (Project Management for the 2024 European Capital of Culture Salzkammergut)


About the project

A Life for Art – On the Writer and Painter Hansjörg Zauner

The exhibition is a memorial to the Obertraun writer and artist Hansjörg Zauner (* December 2, 1959, † June 30, 2017). Zauner served as a model for the painter Judith Zillich for ten years. He died shortly after the end of their collaboration. He was an artist who dedicated his life to art to the point of self-denial and who actually died from it.

Within the last ten years of his life, 100 paintings in oil on canvas with Hansjörg Zauner as a model (muser) were made. These paintings make his personality visible in a moving way. Works from the group of works rosa Overall can be seen in the premises of Gemeindeamt Obertraun. An exhibition of Zauner’s visual works, curated by Judith Zillich, will be held in the reading room. In addition, Zauner’s short films will be shown in which he presents himself and interprets his poems in an experimental self-portrayal. Some of these films have previously not been presented publicly.

Hansjörg Zauner (*1959 in Salzburg; † 2017) was an Austrian writer and visual artist. He spent his childhood in Obertraun, completed secondary school in Bad Goisern and commercial school in Bad Ischl, and lived in Vienna and Obertraun. He devoted himself to experimental poetry and prose, visual works, narrow films and was editor of the journal for new poetry SOLANDE and editor of the anthology “Gedichte nach 1984” – poetry from Austria together with Gerald Jatzek. Theodor Körner Prize winner for artistic photography. In the 1980s he experimented with self-nude photographs. He had numerous art exhibitions at home and abroa


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