The Essl Collection « The Albertina Museum Vienna

The Essl Collection

From 4 December 2020

Alex Katz | Beach Stop, 2001 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Photo: Mischa Nawrata, Vienna / Bildrecht, Vienna, 2020
Alex Katz | Beach Stop, 2001 | Oil on canvas | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection | © Photo: Mischa Nawrata, Vienna | Bildrecht, Vienna, 2020

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 150 masterpieces created between 1960 and the present by famous artists ranging from Antoni Tàpies to Erwin Wurm, Maria Lassnig, and Georg Baselitz, and from Alex Katz and Per Kirkeby to Fang Lijun, Annette Messager, Andreas Gursky, 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
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