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Vienna: Weronika Gęsicka
February 5, 2020
Artists: Weronika Gęsicka, Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Werner Berg, Elinor Carucci, Gonzales Coques, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, Christian Eisenberger, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Leander Kaiser, Anton Grassi / Kaiserliche Porzellanmanufaktur, Sam Jinks, Angelica Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, NINA Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Diodato Massimo, Katharina Mayer, Ron Mueck, Johann Nepomuk Passini, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Schottenmeister, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Leopold Stöber, Domenico Robusti, called Tintoretto, Dirk Vellert, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
This exhibition questions how different family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society, are reflected in art. From single parent families, to clan associations, to chosen families – the exhibition paints a complex picture of what a family can be. It presents objects spanning the Middle Ages to modern and contemporary art, rendered in a variety of media: sculpture, drawings, paintings, photography, and video art.
In this exhibition, historic loans from national and international museums and collections, selected objects from the museum’s collection of avant-garde works from the Otto Mauer collection, works by recent Otto Mauer Prize winners, as well as new acquisitions, donations and artistic interventions interface with each other.