Käthe Kruse 

Käthe Kruse Danke! Die Tödliche Doris
Cooperation Galerie der Stadt Schwaz and KLANGSPUREN Schwaz

From 1982 to 1987, the artist Käthe Kruse was the drummer of Die Tödliche Doris, a conceptual musical band founded by Wolfgang Müller and Nikolaus Utermöhlen in 1979/1980 that also set foot into the fields of film, visual arts, literature, and performance. In the 1980s, Die Tödliche Doris was a leading element of the Non-Movement Geniale Dilletanten (sic!), which was influential not only in (West) Berlin but also way beyond. The subculture-festival of the same name that took place in the Tempodrom, a famous event venue in Berlin, in 1981, is considered one of the highlights of the alternative artistic scene of the 1980s. It was all about celebrating inability. Starting with the wrong spelling of the actual German word “Dilettantismus” it opposed the steady search for perfectionism. Die Tödliche Doris became a world-renowned performance and artistic group that was among other events invited to documenta 8 in Kassel, performed in the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and finally broke up as planned in 1987.


invitation card


press release German

Kruse_Lieder in Leder_Foto Albert Dommer web.jpg

pressphoto 1: "Lieder in Leder" Käthe Kruse, credit: Albert Dommer, better quality on request!


pressphoto 2: "Die Tödliche Doris" Käthe Kruse, credit: Doll Mohead, better quality on request!

Herbstprogramm 2017_GdSS.pdf

autumn program 2017


cv & exhibitions Käthe Kruse


press release English