Unique artists of Viennese Modernism

For friends of architecture, photography and salon culture there are three special exhibitions running in the autumn which show the diverse connections between art, literature, music, architecture and philosophy But all of the fashionistas among you will be thrilled by the fashion photography exhibition on Madame D'Ora, who lived in Paris for many years. One of my personal insider tips!


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    MAK: Post Otto Wagner (until 30 September 2018)

    Under the title "From the Post Office Savings Bank to Postmodernism" tribute is paid to Otto Wagner as the father of modernism, along with many of his contemporaries, students and later protagonists. The documentation focuses on numerous construction plans, architectural models and drawings which show Wagner's ideas for the Viennese city planning project of the time, including the realisation of Vienna’s light railway.

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    Leopold Museum: Madame D'Ora (until 29 October 2018)

    A wonderful homage to Dora Kallmus, the most famous fashion photographer in the Viennese circles of the time! Under the title “Make me beautiful, Madame D’Ora!” not only Kallmus’ fashion photography and artistic portraits are on display (including portraits of Gustav Klimt and Coco Chanel), but also her unique work for the haute couture fashion magazines during her years in Paris.


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    Literaturmuseum: Berg. Wittgenstein. Zuckerkandl. (until 17 February 2018)

    Three great personalities are used to illustrate the partly familial, partly political,as well as artistic relations in Vienna during the Viennese Modernism period. Amongst them is Berta Zuckerkandl, the most well-known Austrian writer and journalist, who in particular promoted the work of Gustav Klimt and the designs of the Wiener Werkstätte in her circles.




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    Leopold Museum: Moriz Nähr (bis 29. Oktober 2018)

    Kaum war ein Fotograf je so unbekannt aber seine Werke so berühmt! Kennen wir sie nicht alle diese Fotografien von Gustav Klimt? Die beiden verband eine sehr enge Freundschaft, wodurch Moriz Nähr sehr bald in den Kreis der Wiener Secession aufgenommen wurde und zu DEM Fotografen ihrer Ausstellungen avancierte. Im Gegenzug beeinflusste Nähr Gustav Klimt mit den Techniken des Mediums Fotografie auch künstlerisch.


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Otto Wagner places-to-be

A discovery tour of Otto Wagner’s unique style

In particular Otto Wagner’s unmistakable pavilions, originally built for Vienna’s light railway and today part of the underground lines U4 and U6, are well-known features of the city landscape. Similarly the Postsparkasse (the Austrian Post Savings Bank) or the Kirche am Steinhof are some of Vienna’s significant Art Nouveau works. Tip: take the U4 for a small voyage of discovery!

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Unique events in honour of Klimt

The Golden Age of Gustav Klimt

Viennese Modernism was one of the most important periods of art and culture in Austrian history. Gustav Klimt - as co-founder of the Vienna Secession - was one of the most important companions. Alongside Schiele's works, his paintings still fetch top prices at auctions and are often considered "priceless". But who was Gustav Klimt really?

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Exhibitions in honour of Viennese Modernism

Including pieces never shown before

On the occasion of the anniversary year 2018, the most important Viennese museums are dedicating numerous (special) exhibitions to the artists of Viennese Modernism. The exhibits are mostly from the inventory of the museum itself or are precious international loans. In the first half of the year, the focus will be on the life and work of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser.

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