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Vienna Media News 10/2018 Major exhibitions in Vienna in the first half of 2019


Female artists such as Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke and Erika Giovanna Klien are virtually unknown today, despite writing their own chapter in the history of art. They made a major contribution to Viennese Modernism and the artistic movements after the First World War. The Lower Belvedere is devoting a retrospective to them entitled City of Women. Female Artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938.

In a career spanning almost 60 years, Christian Ludwig Attersee successfully subverted all categorizations in the history of art. He has successively razed the aesthetic boundaries between high and low, pop and modern, and free and applied art. The focus of the Attersee. Feuerstelle exhibition at Belvedere 21 is on the first 20 years of his career, a period during which the artist formulated the complex diversity of his entire oeuvre.

In 2019 the Principality of Liechtenstein will celebrate its 300th anniversary. And the Albertina will be marking the jubilee with a major exhibition. Visitors will be able to view the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein in all their rich diversity – including all of the spectacular new acquisitions made over the past 15 years – at the Princely Liechtenstein Collections exhibition.

Vienna also represents an important point of departure for the plots of numerous literary works: as a place of remembrance, as a cityscape, as a crime scene and as a utopia. Vienna. A City in Literature, at the Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library, presents texts relating to the city from 1945 to the present day. It takes visitors on a stroll through the city, from the outskirts to the center, to out-of-the-way locations and below street level.

  • City of Women. Female Artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938, Jan 25-May 5, 2019, Belvedere – Unteres Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna, www.belvedere.at
  • Attersee. Feuerstelle, Feb 1-Aug 18, 2019, Belvedere 21, Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Vienna, www.belvedere21.at
  • The Princely Liechtenstein Collections, Feb 16-Jun 10, 2019, Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, www.albertina.at
  • Vienna. A City in Literature, Apr 12, 2019-Feb 16, 2020, Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library, Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Vienna, www.onb.ac.at/museen/literaturmuseum

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