South Korean artist Haegue Yang is renowned for creating immersive environments from a diverse range of materials. Her sculptures and installations often use industrially made objects, interwoven with labour-intensive and craft-based processes. These processes reflect pagan cultures and their deep connection with various seasonal ritualsin relation to natural phenomena.
In 2020, the Weltmuseum Wien will present an exhibition on the legendary art and culture of the Aztecs (ca. 1430 – 1521 AD). This highlight exhibition focuses on tributes and sacrifices that played an important role in the Aztecs’ economic and religious life. Particular attention is paid to the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which served as the religious and cultural centre of the empire.
Discover the work of legendary British photographer Don McCullin (b. 1935). See more than 200 iconic photographs captured over the last 60 years
The exhibition juxtaposes seemingly incongruous, demanding mutual tolerance from the participating artists (and their works). Figurative painting from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) – collected by the Kunsthalle early on – is confronted with the broken figuration after 1945 in France, Minimalism meets Pop art, gestural abstraction encounters ironical figuration.
This exhibition explores the myriad ways, in which magic and the occult informed the development of Surrealism in international perspective, tracing its artistic trajectory from the “metaphysical paintings” of Giorgio de Chirico through to the politically contentious climate of the postwar years.
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Georg Baselitz has donated six paintings and a sculpture dating from 2008 to 2017 in honor of H.R.H. Duke Franz of Bavaria.