AUSTRIAN CONTEMPORARY ART AND POST-WAR PAINTING: THE ESSL COLLECTIONGroup Show
The Essl Collection of Contemporary Art
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (www.marco.org.mx)
05. October 2005
|The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey presents the exhibition Austrian Contemporary Art and Post-war Painting: The Essl Collection, a seminal encounter with the most commanding pictorial propositions engendered in the second half of the 2Oth century.
Gottfried Helnwein digresses from fleeting contemplation with his Self-portrait: the canvas on display prompts an immediate, impulsive reaction...
|ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO AUSTRIACO Y PINTURA DE LA POSGUERRA: COLECCIÓN ESSL
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), México
05. October 2005 - 29. December 2005
AUSTRIAN CONTEMPORARY ART AND POST-WAR PAINTING: THE ESSL COLLECTIONExcepts from Sonja Traar's text which complements the exhibition catalog.
Aspects of the figureThe human figure is present in contemporary art with renewed gusto particularly since the turn of the 21st Century. The works on display by Alex Katz (an American pioneer), Katrin Plavcak, Muntean & Rosenblum, and Elke Krystufek reveal the various ways artists have addressed this issue. The renowned Austrian painter Maria Lassnig is present in the exhibition through two paintings in which her absolutely independent treatment can be evidenced. A lack of distance, social reality, and definition by the current generation on its standing in life, determine the works' highly variable content, as well as the denial of a narration (in Alex Katz). Gottfried Helnwein digresses from fleeting contemplation with his Self-portrait: the canvas on display prompts an immediate, impulsive reaction...
|Complete text at artisthelnwein.com|
Artistas participantesSieried Anzinger
Muntean / Rosenblum
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
|Museo MARCO 2005
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO)