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  • Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien
  • Theseustempel Wien

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The locations

The new programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions began in 2012. It presents three different types of exhibition:

Artist Curators

Ed Ruscha

Beginning in 2012, renowned international artists are invited to select an exhibition of works from the Kunsthistorisches Museum's collections.

The familiar historical display of the museum will be temporarily disrupted, revealing unfamiliar aspects of familiar objects by altering their position and context. Such exhibitions will also serve to illuminate the artist's own work, and the thinking and decisions that lie behind it. A programme of educational events will accompany each exhibition.

Upcoming exhibition:
2016: Edmund de Waal. Artist’s Choice

Past exhibition:
September 25 – December 2, 2012: Ed Ruscha. The Ancients Stole All Our Great Ideas



Modern Masters

Lucian Freud

Beginning in 2013, major monographic exhibitions of renowned modern or contemporary artists are presented at the museum.

These exhibitions will be conceived with the museum's collections in mind, and will focus primarily on international artists that have not previously exhibited in Austria. Fully illustrated scholarly publications and a programme of educational events will accompany each exhibition. The collaboration with partner institutions is an important aspect of the exhibition programme. In addition to those mentioned below, future collaborations with the Louvre, Paris, and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, are also planned.

October 8, 2013 – January 12, 2014: Lucian Freud
2015: Joseph Cornell (with The National Gallery, London)


The Theseus Temple

Theseustempel

Once a year beginning in 2012, single works of contemporary art will be exhibited within the Theseus Temple, in the Volksgarten. The temple was built between 1819 and 1823 specifically to house a work of then-contemporary art: Antonio Canova's masterpiece Theseus Slaying the Centaur.

The sculpture was subsequently moved, in 1890, to the newly-completed Kunsthistorisches Museum, where it remains to this day on the museum's monumental staircase. Beginning in 2012, a series of focused exhibitions will return the building to its original purpose: to house remarkable works by contemporary artists, one at a time. A specific theme will connect each series of works presented at the Temple, both to each other and to the historical collections of Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Upcoming exhibition:
Edmund de Waal
May – October, 2014


For all current information on our exhibitions of modern and contemporary art please visit our exhibition calendar.

 

Information

info@khm.at
Tel. +43 1 525 24 4025