The Essl Collection

From 7 December 2020

Fang Lijun | 2004.9.30, 2004 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Fang Lijun
Fang Lijun | 2004.9.30, 2004 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Fang Lijun

Nam June Paik | Duet Memory, 1995 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik | Duet Memory, 1995 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Nam June Paik

A Première for Austria's Capital

The winter/spring season of 2020/2021 at ALBERTINA MODERN is given over to the Essl Collection.

This marks the first time that an overview of the Essl Collection’s historical depth and geographical breadth, ranging from American output to artworks from China, has been presented in Austria’s capital city—with 110 masterpieces created between 1960 and the present by famous artists ranging from Antoni Tàpies to Maria Lassnig, and Georg Baselitz, and from Alex Katz to Fang Lijun, Annette Messager and Nam June Paik.

Diverse Art Forms

The selected paintings, sculptures, objects, installations, and videos simultaneously provide an impression of the great diversity of media covered by the Essl Collection, which has been held by the ALBERTINA Museum since 2017 and now forms the backbone of the museum’s modern and contemporary art holdings.

 

International Dialog

This exhibition places the most influential and important Austrian artists in dialog with pivotal international artistic stances of the present era and their foremost proponents.

Albert Oehlen | Abgaskopf, 1984 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Albert Oehlen | Abgaskopf, 1984 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Alex Katz | Beach Stop, 2011 | Photo: Mischa Nawrata, Vienna © Bildrecht Wien, 2020 | ALBERTINA, Vienna – The ESSL Collection
Alex Katz | Beach Stop, 2011 | Photo: Mischa Nawrata, Vienna © Bildrecht Wien, 2020 | ALBERTINA, Vienna – The ESSL Collection
Albert Oehlen 92 | Abgaskopf, 1984 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Albert Oehlen 92 | Abgaskopf, 1984 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Annette Messager | Inflated, deflated, 2005/2006 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Annette Messager | Inflated, deflated, 2005/2006 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Bill Viola | Mary, 2000 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bill Viola
Bill Viola | Mary, 2000 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bill Viola
Daniel Richter | WOW, 2011 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Daniel Richter | WOW, 2011 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Elke Krystufek | There were no beatings, 2006 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Elke Krystufek
Elke Krystufek | There were no beatings, 2006 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Elke Krystufek
Georg Baselitz | Fingermalerei – Akt, 1973 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – Loan Georg Baselitz Foundation Trust © Georg Baselitz
Georg Baselitz | Fingermalerei – Akt, 1973 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – Loan Georg Baselitz Foundation Trust © Georg Baselitz
Gilbert & George | Bloody People, 1997 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The Family Collection Haselsteiner © Gilbert & George
Gilbert & George | Bloody People, 1997 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The Family Collection Haselsteiner © Gilbert & George
Marc Quinn | Mirage, 2009 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The Family Collection Haselsteiner © Marc Quinn
Marc Quinn | Mirage, 2009 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The Family Collection Haselsteiner © Marc Quinn
Nam June Paik | Duet Memory, 1995 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik | Duet Memory, 1995 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Nam June Paik
David Salle | Room with Blue Statue, 1986 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection
David Salle | Room with Blue Statue, 1986 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection
Fang Lijun | 2004.9.30, 2004 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection © Fang Lijun
Fang Lijun | 2004.9.30, 2004 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection © Fang Lijun
Gelitin | O.T. (Plastilinbild), 2002 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection © Gelitin, Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Gelitin | O.T. (Plastilinbild), 2002 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection © Gelitin, Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Johanna Kandl | O.T. (Carnival Liberty), 2006 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection © Johanna Kandl
Johanna Kandl | O.T. (Carnival Liberty), 2006 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna - The Essl Collection © Johanna Kandl
Jörg Immendorff | Wartebiene II, 1992 | Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Jörg Immendorff
Jörg Immendorff | Wartebiene II, 1992 | Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Jörg Immendorff
Tal R | You Laugh An Ugly Laugh, 2008 | Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Tal R
Tal R | You Laugh An Ugly Laugh, 2008 | Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Tal R
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