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2015

 ART NOUVEAU. THE GREAT UTOPIA

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg Germany, October 17 2015-  February 7 2016

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) would like to dare a quite new approach to the epoch of the Art Nouveau in its exhibition project “Art Nouveau. The Great Utopia”. In contrast to the period about a century ago, when Art Nouveau was le dernier cri, it can be seen today not just as a mere historical stylistic era, but can open up parallels to complex phenomena familiar to visitors from their own experience: scarcity of resources and issues of what materials to use, precarious working conditions and consumer behaviour, the trade-off between ecological and aesthetic considerations in manufacturing processes or the desire for stylishly elegant, prestigious interior furnishings. These are just a few of the aspects which emerge as central motives common to both the reform movement of the years around 1900 and for the decisions facing today’s consumers. The exhibition has therefore been chosen in order to bring out as clearly as possible in this new setting the roots of the ideas and motives which informed Art Nouveau.

WORLD DESIGNS –The Artists’ Colony Darmstadt 1899 – 1914

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany. May 6, 2015- February 21, 2016

A comprehensive new presentation of the collection to art nouveau and modernism in the Artists’ Colony Museum. On the basis of works of fine and applied art, as well as models and multimedia presentations the outstanding importance of artists’ colony for the development of architecture, art and design will be presented since 1900

The exhibition illuminates six chronologically significant stations in the period from 1898 to 1914, recall to visitors the wide spectrum of artistic creation of the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony. Here, an emphasis is placed on the four major presentations, which took place at the Mathildenhöhe in the years 1901, 1904, 1908 and 1914.

The Women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka

BELVERDERE MUSEUM, Vienna, Austria.  Oct 22, 2015-Feb 28, 2016

n the early twentieth century, the traditional relationship between the sexes was challenged by a number of social, economic, and philosophical changes. It was above all the incipient development towards gender equity that provoked vehement counter-arguments.

On the other hand, sexual liberation can be seen as a common goal of men and women, since they both sought to escape the restrictive moral taboos of the nineteenth century. Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka – then the three most outstanding painters of Viennese modernism – approached the subject matter generally referred to as the ‘woman question’ from slightly different, albeit overlapping perspectives. The exhibition will present an in-depth exploration of these differences and similarities. Providing insights into the relationship between the sexes in the early twentieth centuries, the show will elaborate on the origins of a modern sexual identity.

 ART NOUVEAU

MUSEUM FUR KUNST UND GERWERB, Hamburg, Germany. 16 October 2015 – 8 February 2016

The MKG would like to dare a quite new approach to the epoch of the Art Nouveau  in its permanent collection and an accompanying special exhibition. In contrast to the period about a century ago, when Art Nouveau was le dernier cri, it can be seen today not just as a mere historical stylistic era, but can open up parallels to complex phenomena familiar to visitors from their own experience: scarcity of resources and issues of what materials to use, precarious working conditions and consumer behaviour, the trade-off between ecological and aesthetic considerations in manufacturing processes or the desire for stylishly elegant, prestigious interior furnishings.

In the time of Klimt: The Vienna Secession

PINACOTHEQUE DE PARIS, Paris, France. 12 February – 21 June 2015

The Pinacothèque de Paris, in partnership with Arthemisia Group and 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 ORE, wishes to examine once again an essential aspect of Art Nouveau, which was developed in Vienna at the start of the 20th century under the name Secession. Gustav Klimt’s part in the emerging of that movement is a major one. The artist’s talent and brio, from his precocious start to his excessive decorative effects, where gildings and the emerging expressionism are dominant, are the foundations of a new period, which flowered in Vienna at the turn of the century. That artistic movement is, in fact, at the origin of the birth, a few years later, of one of the major currents in modern art, Expressionism, which was the theme of an exhibition in the museum in 2011.

The exhibition In the Time of Klimt, The Vienna Secession relates in detail that development in Viennese art from the end of the 19th century, beginning of the Viennese Secession, until the first years of Expressionism.

Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold

 NEUE GALLERY, New York, USA. April 2, 2015-September 7, 2015

“Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold” is an intimate exhibition devoted to the close relationship that existed between the artist and one of his key subjects and patrons. Included in the exhibition is a display of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, paintings, related drawings, vintage photographs, decorative arts, and archival material.

WALLY NEUZIL-Her Life with Egon Schiele

LEOPOLD MUSEUM, Vienna, Austria. 27th February 2015 to 7th September 2015

The painting “Portrait of Wally Neuzil”, housed by the Vienna Leopold Museum, is among the most well-known works by Egon Schiele. The upcoming exhibition at the Leopold Museum curated by Diethard Leopold, Stephan Pumberger, and Birgit Summerauer seeks to uncover the person behind the portrait, Walburga “Wally” Neuzil (1894-1917), approaching her through artworks, autographs, photographs and documents. Featured in the presentation will be eminent paintings by Schiele, such as “Death and the Maiden”, an important loan from the Belvedere, as well as drawings and watercolors by Schiele for which Wally acted as a model. The exhibition comprises works from the Leopold Museum, the Leopold Private Collection as well as loans from Austrian and international collections.

Egon Schiele: Portraits

NEUE GALLERY, New York, USA. October 9, 2014-April 20, 2015

This special exhibition is devoted to portraiture created by the masterful Austrian artist Egon Schiele. This is the first exhibition at an American museum to focus exclusively on portraiture in Schiele’s work. Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is considered one of the twentieth century’s most important artists.

Austrian Portraiture in the Early Twentieth Century

NEUE GALLERY, New York, USA. October 9, 2014-March 16, 2015

The genre of portraiture underwent dramatic changes at the turn of the twentieth century. With the invention of photography, artists shifted from purely representational likenesses in favor of portraits that captured the personality and essence of the sitter. This exhibition focuses on the portraiture of Gustav Klimt and his peers.

Klimt | Schiele | Kokoschka and the Women

LOWER BELVEDERE MUSEUM, Vienna, Austria. Autumn 2015
Curators  Jane Kallir and Alfred Weidinger

Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918

NEUE GALLERY, New York, USA. October 9, 2014-March 16, 2015

Neue Galerie New York presents a special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists’ association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.