The exhibition space at Webgasse 29 in 1060 Vienna closed in January 2013.


Saprophyt was founded in 2008 by artists Stephan Lugbauer and Barbara Kapusta.


Its concept aimed to connect the practices of its participants. All pieces and works realized for Saprophyt were kept in the space. Conditions of a white cube were nevergiven. Appropriation, collaboration and dispossession intended to shift one´s focus towards the conditions of artistic work, production methods and value.




Projects by Assignments, Hg. von / Ed. by Saprophyt – Stephan Lugbauer, Barbara Kapusta, schlebrügge editor
Wien / Vienna 2011



Anything goes – everything stays, Axel Stockburger im Gespräch mit Barbara Kapusta und Stephan Lugbauer über Saprophyt in Wien, Springerin 4/13

Version Nr.2, ed. by Manfred Grübl und Linda Klösel, May 2014
Saprophyt in conversation with Miriam Kathrein, Maaike Lauwaert, Axel Stockburger, Manfred Grübl & Linda Klösel

Best of 2011, Frieze

Was nicht mehr ist, bleibt, Miriam Kathrein über „Projects and assignments“, Texte zur Kunst, Nr. 82 / 2011







Interventions & Exhibitions


Projects by Assignments


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