ALBERTINA CONTEMPORARY

24 October 2012 - 1 January 2013
Michela Ghisetti
FELICIA, 2010

The presentation of Contemporary III currently on view shows some 200 works from the Albertina’s extensive and constantly growing collections of contemporary art. This time the show focuses on the artistic juxtaposition of international approaches with Austrian art production, including most recent positions.

Ever since the establishment of the Albertina in 1776, the interest in contemporary art production has lastingly been echoed in its new acquisitions. In continuation of this interest of the very first hour, which was already pursued by the collection’s founder, Albert of Saxony-Teschen, both the museum’s collection and exhibition policies have corroborated the Albertina’s affinity for contemporary artwork on paper to this very day. Hence the display of the museum’s own holdings of contemporary art - a practice that offers insights into the most recent chapter of art history - is one of the core responsibilities of the Albertina that is rooted in a long tradition.

 

Artists in the exhibition:

 

Adriana Czernin
Alois Mosbacher
Anselm Kiefer
Arnulf Rainer
Barbara Camilla Tucholski
Birgit Knoechl
Bruno Gironcoli
Christiane Baumgartner
Eduard Angeli

Elke Krystufe

Florentina Pakosta
Franz Graf
Franz West

Georg Baselitz
Gerhard Richter
Hubert Scheibl
Hubert Schmalix

Ina Loitzl
James Turrell
Jörg Immendorff

 

Maria Lassnig
Mario Merz
Markus Prachensky
Michaela Spiegel
Michela Ghisetti
Peter Pongratz

Petra Sterry

Robert Hammerstiel
Sean Scully

 

Sigmar Polke
Sonja Gangl
TOMAK
Ulrike Lienbacher
Victor Vasarely
Walter Pichler
Walter Schmögner
Yves Klein
Zenita Komad

 

 

PICTURE GALLERY

 

Zenita Komad

Das orakel ist kein bankomat, 2011 
Hubert Schmalix

Ohne Titel, 2005 
Markus Prachensky

Verschiedene Rot auf Schwarz (Liechtenstein), 1956-57 
Elke Krystufek

I like drawing ..., 1995 
 
Adriana Czernin

Untitled, 2004 
Gerhard Richter

Abstraktes Bild, 2001 
Gerhard Richter

Summer’s Day, 1999 
Maria Lassnig

Potato Press, 1989 
 
Sonja Gangl

THE END_1000, 2005 
Florentina Pakosta

Große Hand mit gespreizten Fingern, 1981 
Arnulf Rainer

Schwarze Federn auf der Stirn, 1971 
TOMAK

B.C.A. 2, 2011 
 
Franz West

Ohne Titel, 1973 
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