12 October 2007 - 6 January 2008
Sigmar Polke
Untitled, 1999

On view are around 150 works from the Albertina’s extensive contemporary art holdings. The exhibition contrasts the approaches of some of the featured artists by juxtaposing their work. Thus Georg Baselitz is presented in a dialogue with Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke with Markus Lüpertz, Alex Katz with Roy Lichtenstein, and the Leipzig-based Christiane Baumgartner with Franz Gertsch. Works by Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Robert Longo and William Kentridge are shown in individual rooms.

The Albertina has been expanding its collection of contemporary art since the 1950s. In recent years, important acquisitions have strengthened the focus on Minimalism, Pop Art and German art since the 1960s. The total number of works in the collection now exceeds 20,000.