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VIENNA 1900 Birth of Modernism
As of 16.03.19
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria
With its newly conceived presentation of the collection, the Leopold Museum is creating an opulent tableau which affords uniquely rich and complex insights into the fascination of Vienna around 1900 and the atmosphere of this vibrant time.
RAID THE ICEBOX 1 with Andy Warhol (1969–1970) is seen as one of the earliest examples of a collection exhibition curated by an artist. Though the Warhol-curated exhibition did not feature any works by the artist himself, it contained several presentation strategies that broke with traditional museum standards: Instead of prioritizing the visual arts, Warhol exhibited the applied arts
Federal Minister Gernot Blümel, Prof. Karlheinz Essl, and General Director Klaus Albrecht Schröder announced today that the Essl Collection, which numbers 1,323 artworks (with a total of 2,134 individual objects), has been donated to the ALBERTINA Museum. This generous donation enables the ALBERTINA Museum to reinforce its profile in terms of contemporary art, for which purpose it will be opening its second location in the center of Vienna one year from now.
In her objects, installations, collages, paintings, photographs, videos, and publications, images of nature and of animals play a key role as mirrors of society. Strobl is interested in the marginal, covert, and repressed, and her work also displays a humorous and witty rejection of extreme consumerism and production.
The British artist Rebecca Warren makes sculptures, assemblages, and constructions in a wide variety of materials including clay, bronze, steel, and neon. Warren came to prominence in the early 1990s with her large, fragile, raw clay sculptures of extravagantly proportioned female forms.
On the occasion of his 150th birthday, the exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN: Progress Through Beauty comprehensively documents for the first time the entire oeuvre of the architect, designer, teacher, and exhibition organizer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), one of the luminaries of Viennese Modernism and the international life reform movement.
In this exhibition, the ALBERTINA Museum presents large-format works from its own collection. Whether using pencil, ink, chalk, wire, or the moving image—here, drawing expands familiar dimensions by far.
Sheila Hicks (* 1934) is one of the most important international artists active today, and the MAK is the first institution in Austria to dedicate a solo exhibition to her work. Especially for the exhibition, she has developed extensive sculptures and new works and also includes an inspirational object from the MAK Textiles and Carpets Collection.
A glittering alternative; ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITS presents rarely shown works that look behind the facade of the world-famous Pop Art icon to rediscover Warhol’s capabilities as a groundbreaking exhibition and installation artist.