The Viennese Gallerist Georg Kargl Dies at the Age of 62

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Viennese Gallerist Georg Kargl Dies at the Age of 62

The Viennese gallerist Georg Kargl died Tuesday at the Vienna AKH at the age of 62, as announced by the gallery Georg Kargl Fine Arts, founded in 1998.

The Viennese gallerist Georg Kargl died Tuesday at the Vienna AKH at the age of 62, as announced by the gallery Georg Kargl Fine Arts, founded in 1998. Kargl played an important role in the international positioning of Vienna as an art city. Kargl was born in Vienna on 17 November 1955, the artist founded the Galerie Metropol with Christian Meyer, which specialised in Art Nouveau and gradually turned its focus to contemporary art. After Kargl set up his own gallery, the Wiener Schleifmühlgasse began to become a lively gallery district. In the previous year, he founded the "Society for Projective Aesthetics", with which "a new way in the perception of art" should be taken, "the information, discussion and development of utopias again in the center of the art education."

Image on top: The New Contemporary Interview with Viennese Art Dealer Georg Kargl at VIENNAFAIR 2012 video (here).

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