The Belvedere owns the world´s largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt. In autumn 2011, it will present this world-famous artist together with the congenial architect and designer Josef Hoffmann. Their intense collaboration, such in the Beethoven Exhibition at the Vienna Secession (1902) and the Stoclet Palace in Brussels (1905-12), set new standards in Europe when it comes to the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk. Numerous works, such as Klimt´s Portrait of Fritza Riedler, which clearly reflects Hoffmann´s characteristic hand, attest to the two pioneers´ mutual influence, which in this comprehensive exhibition is also explored with regard to their involvement in the Wiener Werkstätte.
Exhibition: Gustav Klimt / Josef Hoffmann Pioneers of Modernism
From 25.10.2011 to 04.03.2012
Lower Belvedere, Vienna
Organised by Belvedere, Vienna
Exhibition: Las avanguardias rusas
From 03.12.2011 to 20.03.2012
Reale Albergo dei Poveri, Palermo
Organised by Beni Culturali e dell´Identità Siciliana
Exhibition: Estétique Moderne
From 18.10.2011 to 09.04.2012
Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, Anwerp
Organised by Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp
Meeting: Art and the Art World (1861-1918)
From 25.01.2012 to 18.04.2012
Musée d´Orsay, Paris
Organised by Musée d´Orsay
Art has historically played a major role in society. The objects and themes on display deal with the artists who contributed to altering the way we perceive and understand the world by imagining change using the same forms. This will be the core of the exhibition, which is aimed at all audiences.
· Artifice and nature
· Scientific realism
· Idealistic action
· Primitive passions
· The volumes of the world
· The modern movement
· The Great War
Auditorium, Level -2
Free entrance according to seating availability, no reservation required.
Meeting: Looking at Modern Art
From 01.03.2012 to 03.05.2012
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Organised by Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Exhibition: Gustav Klimt in the Kunsthistorisches Museum
From 14.02.2012 to 06.05.2012
Organised by Kunsthistorisches Museum
Curated by Dr. Otmar Rychlik
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Gustav Klimt on July 14, 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum will showcase its important wall paintings designed and executed by the celebrated painter and draughtsman.
In 1890, a year before the formal opening of the newly- erected Court Museum housing the Imperial art collections, Gustav Klimt, his younger brother, Ernst, and a friend and colleague, Franz Matsch, were commissioned to execute the series of paintings depicting important periods of European art, among them Ancient Egyptian as well as Ancient Greek and Roman art. This magnificent series is still displayed between the columns and above the arcades in the Main Staircase, about 12 m above the Entrance Hall.
A specially-built bridge spanning the width of the Main Staircase will offer visitors a close-up view of Klimt´s paintings on the north wall.
In addition, a temporary show in the Special Exhibition Gallery will present the evolution of the series, a seminal work in Klimt´s oeuvre around 1900. It will focus on Gustav Klimt´s "Ringstrassenperiode". Paintings and graphic works from the holdings of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, augmented by loans from public collections in Switzerland and Germany as well as from private collectors, will showcase Klimt´s oeuvre from his paintings for the Burgtheater to those commissioned for the Kunsthistorisches Museum to Klimt´s "golden period".
Exhibition: Edvard Munch. The Modern Eye
From 09.02.2012 to 13.05.2012
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Organised by Munch Museet, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Schirn Kunsthalle
Exhibition: Building for a New Life
From 15.10.2011 to 15.05.2012
Organised by Jugendstilverein, Bad Nauheim
Meeting: 1st. series of lectures and workshops on Art Nouveau CRAFTS: Cabinetmakers, marquetarians, mosaicists, stained glass makers and ceramicists.
From 01.02.2012 to 16.05.2012
Museu del Mudernisme Català (MMCAT), Barcelona
Organised by Museu Modernisme Català (MMCAT)
The series commences on 1 February with a presentation by Mireia Freixa, Head of the Art History Department at the University of Barcelona, and a lecture on cabinetmakers by Teresa-M. Sala, Professor of Art History at the University of Barcelona.
Click on the link below for further information (available only in Catalan).
Exhibition: Delacroix (1798-1863)
From 15.02.2012 to 20.05.2012
Organised by CaixaForum Barcelona
Exhibition: A Collage Before Collage
From 06.03.2012 to 03.06.2012
Organised by Museu Picasso
Pablo Picasso invented collage as an artistic technique around the spring of 1912. But long before this, in Barcelona in March 1899, he made a drawing in which he glued a technically reproduced image: the portrait of an actress. We now know that this piece is a picture card from a matchbox, which were very popular in the late nineteenth century.
From the peculiarity of the work, this small exhibition explores the new visuality of this period in which drawings and photographs vied for position in the popular illustrated papers and magazines, the boom in the mass production of printed images, which inundated everyday life, and the vogue for collecting them that seized a large part of the population.
Exhibition: Gustav Klimt. The Drawings
From 14.03.2012 to 10.06.2012
Albertina Museum, Vienna
Organised by Albertina Museum
The great popularity of the illustrator Gustav Klimt is primarily based on the intoxicating sensuality of his female studies from the nude. The exhibition Gustav Klimt - The Drawings memorably visualises just how complex his draughtsmanship really is. The Albertina is showing a large part of its famous Klimt holdings, which consist of 170 sheets. The show is supplemented by outstanding loans from Austrian and international collections. The exhibition features a rich spectrum of figure studies, monumental work drawings and pictorial allegories. Klimt created fascinating effects with economical technical means: with chalk, pencil or coloured pencils, occasionally with a pen or watercolours and gold paint. Several series of figure studies are found in the Albertina that were created by Klimt in connection with important allegorical paintings or portraits. In these sheets he got to the essence of a certain pose, movement or frame of mind step by step. Each sheet has an autonomous significance.
Particularly these rarely shown series convey deep insight into the work methods and the mental and emotional universe of an artist who practically never spoke about his art.
Exhibition: The tunnels of the Historical Conclave of the Hospital de Sant Pau host a photo exhibition
From 24.09.2011 to 30.06.2012
Recinte Històric Hospital Sant Pau, Barcelona
Organised by Recinte Històric de Sant Pau
The Historical Conclave of the Hospital de Sant Pau is hosting a new exhibition covering some of the most important historical moments of the construction of the Modernista complex. It also focuses on the restoration project which is currently underway. You can visit the exhibition by following the guided routes of "Sant Pau en obres" (Saint Paul Under Construction) which are offered every morning from Monday to Sunday.
The collection of snapshots comprise a selection of historical photographs and diverse reproductions of the original plans which Domènech i Montaner drew up by hand in the early 20th century. In this way, visitors can get an idea of the vast number of studies and trials the architect produced when designing the buildings in the Conclave while appreciating the ornamental elements that have made Sant Pau a world reference in Modernisme.
These photos illustrate the evolution the Conclave has undergone over the years and how the city´s physiognomy has also changed, especially the neighbourhoods of Guinardó and Sagrada Família.
The last part of the exhibition centres on the evolution of the renovation project. Among other aspects, it shows the changes that two of the pavilions have experienced, those that have now been fully renovated: Santa Apol·lònia (St Apollonia) and Sant Jordi (St George).You can also get a close-up view of life-size reproductions of Sant Pau´s most significant decorative elements: rosettes, dosserets, pinnacles and glazed-tile roofs. Furthermore, several information panels explain the laborious tasks being undertaken by artisans at work on Sant Pau to restore all these stone and pottery pieces, along with the windows and mosaics.
The Sant Pau International Project
The renovation work enables the recovery of Sant Pau´s heritage and artistic value. It opens the site to the city, preparing it to become a knowledge centre of reference worldwide, where diverse international, national and local institutions can work jointly to provide an answer to the challenges of the 20th century. Education, health and sustainability will be the main spheres of action, with a geographic space as its preferential area of reference: the Mediterranean.
The project to rehabilitate the Historical Conclave of Sant Pau has a budget of 105 million euros, financed mainly by contributions from the Operating Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for Catalonia 2007-2013, the Spanish government, the Government of Catalonia, local administrations and the Fundació Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
Extension of the guided visit routes
The photo exhibition forms part of the "Sant Pau en obres" guided visits, included in the Barcelona Modernisme Route which the Institut del Paisatge Urbà (Urban Landscape Institute) at the Barcelona City Council is organising.
These guided visits start at the Sant Jordi Pavilion, which is now fully restored. Since late July, visitors have also been able to stroll through one section of the kilometre of tunnels where the new exhibition is installed.
Thanks to the opening of this new tourist route, visitors also take a short stroll down the Conclave´s central avenue, where they can check on the progress of the renovation work on the Central Pavilion (former operating theatres) and the Administration Pavilion, the most important building in Domènech i Montaner´s architectural conclave.
The guided visit finalises with a look at the Conclave church, the Portal de Santa Marta, the exterior of the Convent and the Sant Rafael Pavilion, in which visitors can appreciate its original interior space.
For further information about opening times and prices: www.rutadelmodernisme.com
Exhibition: Women, Hand-Woven Rugs, Home Industry
From 24.06.2011 to 26.08.2012
Museum of Ethnography, Budapest
Organised by Museum of Ethnography