The Essl Collection

Until 25 April 2021

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

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.

In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
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
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
Thomas Ruff Portrait | (A. Koschkarow), 1999 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
Thomas Ruff Portrait | (A. Koschkarow), 1999 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Vienna 2020
David Salle | Room with Blue Statue, 1986 | © Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Bildrecht, Wien, 2020
David Salle | Room with Blue Statue, 1986 | © Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Bildrecht, Wien, 2020
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 | Ohne Titel, 2002 | Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Gelitin, Bildrecht, Wien 2020
Gelitin | Ohne Titel, 2002 | Albertina, Wien - The Essl Collection © Gelitin, Bildrecht, Wien 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
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
Dieter Roth | Interieur mit Rückblick, 1988/1990 | ALBERTINA, Wien - The ESSL Collection © Diether Roth Estate
Dieter Roth | Interieur mit Rückblick, 1988/1990 | ALBERTINA, Wien - The ESSL Collection © Diether Roth Estate
Georg Baselitz | Hockender Hund, 1969 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Georg Baselitz
Georg Baselitz | Hockender Hund, 1969 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Georg Baselitz
Neo Rauch | REVO, 2010 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Wien 2020
Neo Rauch | REVO, 2010 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Bildrecht, Wien 2020
Cecily Brown | Tripe with Lemons, 2004 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Cecily Brown
Cecily Brown | Tripe with Lemons, 2004 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Cecily Brown
Chuck Close | Self-Portrait, 2009 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Chuck Close
Chuck Close | Self-Portrait, 2009 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Chuck Close
Cindy Sherman | Untitled #412, 2003 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman | Untitled #412, 2003 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Cindy Sherman
Sam Taylor-Johnson | Bram Stokers Stuhl II, 2005 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Sam Taylor-Johnson
Sam Taylor-Johnson | Bram Stokers Stuhl II, 2005 | ALBERTINA, Wien – The ESSL Collection © Sam Taylor-Johnson
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photo © Robert Bodnar
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Publikation

Publication | The Essl Collection

The Essl Collection

This catalogue presents 200 masterpieces from the Essl collection, underlining the international importance of the collection. Among others it includes works by Alex Katz, Gilbert & George, Georg Baselitz and Neo Rauch. These masterpieces by international artists are confronted with works by well known Austrian artists such as Martha Jungwirth, VALIE EXPORT, Hermann Nitsch and Franz West.

The Essl Collection
Ed. Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Elisabeth Dutz
2021
264 pages
28.5 x 24.5 cm / hard cover
German EUR 32,90
English EUR 34,90

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