OVERVIEW

MAJOR WORKS OF GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN ARE NOW INCLUDED IN TWO EXHIBITIONS AT THE ALBERTINA VIENNA

 

 

 

MASTERWORKS OF MODERN ART FIRST PRESENTATION OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION MAY 29, 2009 Red Mouse 2, oil & acrylic on canvas, 2008, 225cm x 300cm

Some 100 works are now shown in a new presentation occupying 3,000 square meters of space. French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, the Fauves, German Expressionism and the Russian avant-garde are represented by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky. The exhibition continues into the latter half of the 20th century with important late works by Picasso and paintings by Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon, and concludes with contemporary artists, like Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, and Gottfried Helnwein.

The 280 works on display are drawn from the Batliner Collection and from the Albertina's 30,000 holdings of early modern and contemporary art.

        
Sleep 15, oil & acrylic on canvas, 2008, 152.4cm x 111.8cm


 

 

BODY AND LANGUAGE CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE ALBERTINA COLLECTION JUNE 19 - SEPTEMBER 27, 2009

Whatever their artistic origins or national provenance, Gottfried Helnwein, Helmut Newton, and Chuck Close, John Coplans, Erwin Wurm and Jannis Kounellis as well as Elke Krystufek and Marie Jo Lafontaine focus on the body, its qualities of expression, or text and (body) image combinations in their works. The exhibition Body and Language presents these artistic positions in a show comprising about 80 photographic works from the holdings of the Albertina.

        
Charles Bukowski, silver print, 1991, 99cm x 66cm

Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm

 

 

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