With over 60,000 works by 5,000 artists, ALBERTINA MODERN, the second exhibiting venue of the Albertina Museum, will finally open its doors in the renovated masterpiece of Viennese historicist architecture "Künstlerhaus" on 27 May 2020.
ALBERTINA MODERN will rank among the world's leading museums of modern and contemporary art and its inaugural exhibition, The Beginning. Art in Austria, 1945 to 1980, will present the first-ever complete overview of Post-war Austrian art.
On a surface of 2,000 m2 of floorspace, ALBERTINA MODERN will exhibit a selection of masterpieces from the Essl Collection and from the Jablonka Collection together with the Albertina's longstanding holdings. It will also serve as a platform for major exhibitions of unprecedented scale in Vienna.
Last but not least, the museum intends to bring about an entirely new status for Austria's post-1945 art history on the basis of its extensive and important holdings of artworks by Arnulf Rainer, Maria Lassnig, Franz West, Erwin Wurm, and VALIE EXPORT (among others).
KÜNSTLERHAUS | VIENNA, AUSTRIAOPENING: 27 MAY 2020
EXHIBITION "THE BEGINNING.ART IN AUSTRIA, 1945 to 1980": 27 MAY – 15 NOVEMBER 2020