Abstract Art from Austria
1960 – PRESENT
Until 6 September 2015
To mark its assumption of the Ploner Collection, the ALBERTINA Museum is mounting an exhibition on the development of abstract painting and drawing in Austria since 1960. This presentation sets a number of the newly received works in relation to selected drawings and paintings from the ALBERTINA Museum’s extensive holdings.
This exhibition encompasses around 125 works and covers the most important aspects of this radical development from the abstraction of the human figure practiced by Josef Mikl, Jürgen Messensee, and Hans Staudacher to the figurative and vegetative silhouettes by Gunter Damisch and on to the highly abstracted experiments with color and materials produced by Erwin Bohatsch, Hubert Scheibl, and Herbert Brandl.
Abstraktion in Österreich. 1960 bis HEUTE
To mark its assumption of the Ploner Collection, the Albertina is mounting an exhibition on the development of abstract painting and drawing in Austria since 1960.
Ed. by Agnes Husslein-Arco, Peter Pakesch & Klaus Albrecht Schröder
24,5 x 30,5 cm | Hardcover
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Markus Prachensky: Amanpuri, 1999
Acrylic on canvas
(The Albertina Museum, Vienna – donation of the artist © Atelier Markus Prachensky)
Markus Huemer: Four-lobed Corydalis solida specimens 4.2 on their search for God, 2007
Oil on canvas
(The Albertina Museum, Vienna − Ploner Collection Donation)
Josef Mikl: Large Bust, 1969
Oil on canvas
(Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna)