Viennese Actionism cont. 
The work of the Viennese Actionists is usually best remembered for the wilful transgressiveness of its naked bodies, destructiveness and violence and as a result participants often served brief jail terms for violating public decency laws.

"…material action is painting that has spread beyond the picture surface. The human body, a laid table or a room becomes the picture surface. Time is added to the dimension of the body and space…material action promises the direct pleasures of the table. Material action satiates. Far more important than baking bread is the urge to take dough-beating to the extreme…our assimilatory democracy maintains art as a safety valve for enemies of the state…the consumer state drives a wave of "art" before itself; it attempts to bribe the "artist" and thus to rehabilitate his revolutionising "art" as an art that supports the state. But "art" is not art. "Art" is politics that has created new styles of communication." #destroytheday

Viennese Actionism cont.
The work of the Viennese Actionists is usually best remembered for the wilful transgressiveness of its naked bodies, destructiveness and violence and as a result participants often served brief jail terms for violating public decency laws.

"…material action is painting that has spread beyond the picture surface. The human body, a laid table or a room becomes the picture surface. Time is added to the dimension of the body and space…material action promises the direct pleasures of the table. Material action satiates. Far more important than baking bread is the urge to take dough-beating to the extreme…our assimilatory democracy maintains art as a safety valve for enemies of the state…the consumer state drives a wave of "art" before itself; it attempts to bribe the "artist" and thus to rehabilitate his revolutionising "art" as an art that supports the state. But "art" is not art. "Art" is politics that has created new styles of communication." #destroytheday