The Canaletto View, Upper Belvedere, 29 June to 14 October 2018 The Canaletto View is probably the most famous vista of the city and has fascinated people and inspired artists for centuries. Vienna Seen from the Belvedere is the original name of the painting by Bernardo Bellotto, called Canaletto. Here, at the very place where […]
For Eva Koťátková (born in Prague in 1982), the evolution of the self is a tightrope walk between internal and external pressures. Featuring a multitude of objects generating an expansive installation, her exhibition on the lower level of the 21er Haus revolves around the film Stomach of the World (2017), which forms the fulcrum of […]
The Carinthian painter Hans Bischoffshausen, born in Feld am See in 1927, was one of the leading representatives of the Austrian post-war avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. His exhibitions in Venice, Milan, and Paris permitted Bischoffshausen to gain first experiences with the ZERO movement and monochrome painting. Along the lines of ZERO art’s purism, his initially gloomy, material-based […]
Existential questions about life and death permeate the entire work of painter Albin Egger-Lienz (1868–1926). Today his war images are regarded as poignant memorials, as warnings against the horrors of battle and violence. He was also deeply influenced by his experiences on the front as a war painter. From 7 March to 9 June 2014 […]
Peter Weibel – A Retrospective 1964–2014
17 October 2014 to 11 January 2015
In the late 1960s, the rejection of sociopolitical conservatism with its traditional genderand class-specific role models manifested itself in radical upheavals in the arts: unconventional thinkers began to break up and merge the hitherto strictly separated genres of art and architecture.
As early as the late nineteenth century, both Berlin and Vienna were considered as rising metropolises. Nevertheless they have always, to the very present, represented divergent models of identification and different cultural self-concepts. Whereas the mutual exchange between the two cosmopolitan cities has already been intensively explored in terms of literature, theatre, and music, the juxtaposition of developments in the visual art and an analysis of their correlations constitute a blind spot. From an art historical perspective, they have merely been recognised in the form of individual biographic studies.
Emil Nolde – In Radiance and Colour
Oct 25, 2013 – Feb 2, 2014
“This is why I tended to avoid all previous contemplation, a vague idea of radiance and colour was enough for me […],” Emil Nolde wrote in 1936 about his instinctive approach and the uninhibited handling of colour that characterize his works.
15 March – 17 June 2012
The exhibition is devoted to the precious metal gold and its use in art. Displaying 200 works by 125 artists, this comprehensive show staged in the Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables highlights various applications of the shimmering metal. Since the Middle Ages, there have never been more artists working with gold than today. On view are familiar examples and numerous new discoveries, including works by Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, William Blake, James Lee Byars, Sylvie Fleury, Richard Hamilton, Yves Klein, Imi Knoebel, Emil Orlik, Gerhard Richter, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, and Franz West.
Melancholy and Provocation
23 September 2011 – 30 January 2012
Leopold Museum, Wien, Austria
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its opening, the Leopold Museum dedicates its autumn exhibition 2011 to the works of Egon Schiele. The title of the exhibition »Melancholy and Provocation« is a reference to the artist’s state of mind, especially during his early oeuvre between 1910 and 1915.