22 January – 22 May 2016
With two solo exhibitions on Peter Piller and Anita Witek KUNST HAUS WIEN presents artistic positions that understand photography as a raw material which is used for further processing.
17 November – 10 January 2016
In Cooperation with VIENNA ART WEEK 2015
According to American sociologist and economist Saskia Sassen, an unfettered international market – in the finance industry, for example – creates conditions that enable people to construct an environment that is conducive to their individual interests, but stultifies public interests...
17 July – 1 November 2015
The American Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938 in New York) made photographic history as one of the central protagonists of New Color Photography in America during the 1960s and 1970s, next to William Eggleston and Stephen Shore. The extensive retrospective presents the photographer and the major, multi-faceted oeuvre he created over the course of 50 years.
3 September – 26 October 2015
A Space. An Endangered Form of Life.
The loss of biodiversity is the focus of a new installation forming part of the series “realLimited” by the designer duo mischer’traxler.
3 September – 18 October 2015
Otto Dietrich (Berlin), Andreas Duscha (Vienna), Sonja Engelhardt (Berlin), Léonie Hampton (London), Siggi Hofer (Vienna), Anna Jermolaewa (Vienna), Mathias Kessler (NYC), Albert Mayr (Vienna), Julia Pfeiffer (Berlin), Setareh Shahbazi (Berlin), Sharon Ya’ari (Tel Aviv)
11 June – 27 August 2015
The Urban Digital Land Art Project by artist Elisa Rose and musician Gary Danner combines audiovisual interventions, performances, conversations and the presentation of the catalogue NEXT Digital Quarter Century within a media sculpture in the inner courtyard of the KUNST HAUS WIEN. Based on their concept of New Media Arte Povera (nMAP), which they have been pursuing since 2008 and which abuses turbo-capitalism as input, STR has expanded its range of action with Pixel Land Art. After 20 years of cultural productivity abroad and exploring and living in cyberspace (STR has been online since 1991), the artists bring their project to an urban setting, which thereby becomes the venue for their audiovisual art.
11 June – 27 August 2015
Featuring works by Aljoscha Ambrosch, Irene Andessner, Ona B.,Chiara Bartl-Salvi, Katharina Beran, Daniele Buetti, Christoph Dahlhausen, Christian Eiselt, Thomas Florschuetz, Carolina Frank, Marlene Göntgen, Anne-Laure Guichard, Anaïs Horn, Luisa Hübner, Belinda Kazeem, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Jürgen Klauke, Sebastian Köck, Sigrid Kurz, Paul Albert Leitner, Mira Loew, Katharina Manojlovic´, Malena Martínez, Sissa Micheli, Walter Niedermayr, Anja Nowak, Gabriel Pendl, Andrea Pollach, Leonard Prochazka, Wolfgang Raffesberg, Arnulf Rainer, Aura Rosenberg, Werner Schrödl, Patrick Winkler, Andrea Witzmann, Leo Zogmayer
11. Juni – 27. August 2015
Yevgenia Belorusets (Kiew/Berlin), Jürgen Drescher (Berlin), Niklas Goldbach (Berlin), Marlene Hausegger (Wien), Nadira Husain (Berlin/Paris), Anna Meyer (Wien), Katrin Plavcak (Berlin), Stefanie von Schroeter (Berlin), Silke Wagner (Frankfurt am Main)
30 April – 4 June 2015
Sepp Holzer is an agroecologist and naturalist who achieves astonishing results in agricultural processes with his system of “Holzer’s permaculture”.
20 March – 23 April 2015
The programme at the Garage, which – inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser – devotes itself to current ecological issues and the relationship between man and nature, kicks off with a screening of the film "Nummer Negen: The Day I Didn’t Turn With The World" by the Dutch artist Guido van der Werve, born in 1977.
20 March – 5 July 2015
KUNST HAUS WIEN opens its photography focus with the impressive work of the Japanese artist Rinko Kawauchi (b. 1972). The exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career retrospective of the photographer in Europe. In large-scale cycles, she presents a universal memory and archetypical recollection, enabling reflection upon human existence.
30 April – 4 June 2015
Kilometres of hallways, impassable stairways, graphic codes, illegally settled spaces, wall paintings. Corviale is a housing block on the outskirts of Rome, almost a kilometre in length and housing more than 8,000 inhabitants – a city within a building. It is an architectural and social manifest, charged with the traces of being human.
20 March – 23 April 2015
Volker Renner's photographs show depopulated landscapes, both urban and rural. He portrays surroundings: what lies offside and seems unimportant at first glance. The focus is on ownerless objects, abandoned abodes and empty public spaces.
Katarina Šoškić keeps a 'visual diary' – she portrays people around her with sensitivity and empathy. Her works play with the art of hiding things while revealing private, personal moments at the same time.
16 October 2014 to 08 March 2015
KUNST HAUS WIEN, in cooperation with Haus der Photographie at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, is devoting a comprehensive retrospective to an exceptional American couple, the photographers Lillian Bassman (1917–2012) and Paul Himmel (1914–2009). In this exhibition, two lives are united in an extraordinary artistic symbiosis.
18 June to 5 October 2014
The topic of “shoes“ opens up an entire cosmos of stories, personal experiences and preconceptions. Shoes symbolise passion, fetish, sensuality, and the search for perfection. They represent trivial needs and at the same time are an attractive medium for artistic exploration. The subject of this exhibition is the contemplation of shoes not only as transient fashion projects but as design objects that make their own autonomous statements.
27 February to 9 June 2014
The Austrian star photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich was celebrating his 50th birthday in 2014 and looked back on 25 years of photography. In a major retrospective at KUNST HAUS WIEN, he provided unprecedented insights into his personal photographic universe.
17 October 2013 to 16 February 2014
The Swiss photographer Michel Comte, born in 1954, is a master of spontaneity and transformation who is constantly in search of new challenges. In the more than 30 years of his career, he has photographed film stars, supermodels and greats of the jazz and music scenes as well as people at scenes of crisis across the globe. Comte’s photographic eye is as sharp and alert on the red carpets of film festivals and luxury hotels as among the ruins of war zones.
6 June to 6 October 2013
KUNST HAUS WIEN is holding a retrospective devoted to the oeuvre of Linda McCartney, one of the most interesting photographers of the 20th century. The exhibition, which is the first comprehensive retrospective of McCartney’s works worldwide, presents 190 of her iconic photographs of sixties rock and roll, her family life and nature. It has been produced by KUNST HAUS WIEN in cooperation with Linda Enterprises Ltd.
31 January to 26 May 2013
10 October 2012 - 13 January 2013
When the first booths produced by the Photomaton company appeared in Paris in 1928, artists, too, were fascinated by the possibility of obtaining automated self-portraits within minutes for very little money. The Surrealists, among them André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí, were the first to recognise the artistic potential of photo booths. Many other artists were to follow, for example Andy Warhol, Arnulf Rainer and Cindy Sherman.
14 Juni - 30 September 2012
The photographer Elliott Erwitt delights in focussing his gift of observation on animals as well as humans – and, especially, on all-too-human situations. In his often humorous photos, he combines irony with insight, lightness with profundity. This comprehensive retrospective presents a highly active and versatile photographer who has also been called the “Woody Allen of photography”.
8 March - 3 June 2012
Politicians wrestle with crises as well as with their own public images. By presenting themselves effectively to the public, they hope to gain the voters’ trust and retain political power. However, the importance of political leaders in comparison with the CEOs of multinational corporations – which often have turnovers higher than the budgets of entire nations – is, on the whole, diminishing.
17 November 2011 - 26 February 2012
The photographer, artist and film director Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was a widely travelled, cosmopolitan observer of world events. Even during his lifetime, Henri Cartier-Bresson, more than any other 20th-century photographer, was regarded as the personification of modern photography.
7 July - 6 November 2011
With this exhibition KUNST HAUS WIEN honours the artist on whose philosophy and artistic principles this institution is largely based. The 20th anniversary of KUNST HAUS WIEN, a museum which unites, under one roof, international temporary exhibitions and the permanent Museum Hundertwasser, offers an occasion for this special exhibition project. For a period of four months, all of KUNST HAUS WIEN will thus be devoted to Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
10 March - 26 June 2011
In this comprehensive retrospective devoted to HR Giger, who was born in 1940 in Switzerland, KUNST HAUS WIEN takes a new look at the works of a controversial artist who, more than almost anyone else, has had a farreaching influence on pop culture and cyberculture.
18 November 2010 - 20 February 2011
The exhibition "René Burri – Photographs" at KUNST HAUS WIEN is a retrospective of the works of one of the most important photographers of our time. René Burri was born in Zurich in 1933. From 1959, as a member of the MAGNUM agency, he travelled to the scenes of innumerable world events. He not only captured memorable historic moments, but also documented daily life in countries such as Brazil, China, Palestine, Vietnam and Germany.
1 July - 7 November 2010
In the exhibition "TINA MODOTTI – Photographer and Revolutionary", KUNST HAUS WIEN presents a comprehensive retrospective of a legendary photographer who has still not received the attention she deserves. Tina Modotti, who was born in 1896 in Udine, Italy and died in 1942 in Mexico, was one of the most fascinating women of the 20th century. She became famous as a result of the photographs she created in Mexico in the 1920s and her involvement in the revolutionary movements of her time.
4 March - 20 June 2010
Starting on 4 March 2010, KUNST HAUS WIEN will be presenting a spectacular new exhibition illustrating the problematic history of photography. All of the approximately 100 photographs on display have been the subject of controversies – some of them related to society and the media, others of a legal nature. What emerges is a sometimes moving, sometimes exciting odyssey through the world and the vicissitudes of published photographs. Among the pictures on display are numerous world-famous works by photographers such as Man Ray, Robert Capa, Lewis Carroll, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Oliviero Toscani, Robert Mapplethorpe or Todd Maisel.
30 October 2009 - 31 January 2010
In the exhibition "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990 – 2005", KUNST HAUS WIEN proudly presents the works of one of the most celebrated photographers of our day for the second time. The first exhibition devoted to this outstanding artist, entitled "Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970 – 1990", took place in 1993 and was a resounding success, attracting over 80.000 visitors in the course of only 10 weeks.
16 July - 18 October 2009
In the exhibition "Art Brut from Japan", KUNST HAUS WIEN presents – for the first time in Austria and in the context of "Austria-Japan Year 2009" – the works of 15 self-taught artists from Japan.
3 April - 5 July 2009
Starting on 3 April 2009, KUNST HAUS WIEN will present the exhibition
"Picasso – Myths, Fables and Models". With 120 graphic works by Pablo Picasso, taken from five creative periods spanning approximately a decade each, the exhibition leads us into Picasso's universe of motifs and obsessions.
20 November 2008 - 15 March 2009
Friedensreich Hundertwasser would have been 80 years old on 15 December 2008; we celebrate his birthday with this show.
3 July - 9 November 2008
We are pleased to be able to present another big exhibition of about 160 works of the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925 – 1991) after 17 years. This time, the retrospective shows sculptures, models, drawings, drafts, sketches, posters and photos from the holdings of the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basle.
28 February - 22 June 2008
The KUNST HAUS WIEN shows the work of French photographer Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) in the exhibition "A MESSAGE FOR YOU".
18 October 2007 - 17 February 2008
The KunstHausWien presents a retrospective with more than 200 works by French photographer Lucien Clergue. These masterpieces are exhibited in Austria for the first time.
24 May - 30 September 2007
The exhibition gives a survey of the current boom in modern contemporary art, presenting the entire spectrum of possibilities of figurative painting.
Stars of the international art scene are represented as well as yet unknown artists.
8 March - 13 May 2007
The exhibition shows about 130 selected photographs from the time period of 1941 – 2005.
12 October 2006 - 25 February 2007
For the first time in Austria: a retrospective of the superstar Sante D'Orazio, born 1956 in Brooklyn, New York; pioneer icon-maker and meanwhile an icon of the international fashion photography himself.
24 May - 1 October 2006
The KUNST HAUS WIEN presents the first solo show in Vienna with more than 100 works of famous Swiss surrealist HR Giger.
15 February - 14 May 2006
A stroke of luck - tough luck. In her new work, Xenia Hausner constructs a fictitious reality, which she re-invents taking unexpected turns. She explores an utopia of failures and possibilities and thus comments our time.
29 September 2005 - 29 January 2006
The KUNST HAUS WIEN shows for the first time in Austria a retrospective exhibition of 130 works by Albert Watson.
4 May - 18 September 2005
DEVIL IN DETAIL
About courage and art of Mathias Waske
20 January - 24 April 2005
The KUNST HAUS WIEN presents for the first time in Austria a retrospective exhibition of Bettina Rheims - in association with Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris.
On show will be 133 works from the series: Animal, Female Trouble, Modern Lovers, Chambre Close, Les Espionnes, Kim Harlow, Les Aveugles, I.N.R.I., X'mas, Morceaux choisis, Pourquoi m'as-tu abandonnée? and Shanghai.
7 October 2004 - 9 Januray 2005
KunstHausWien is honored and pleased to present the exihibition "Cecil Beaton: Portraits" from the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition marks the centenary of Cecil Beaton´s birth in London in 1904.
19 May - 26 September 2004
We are honored and proud to present the work of Niki de Saint Phalle for the first time at KunstHausWien The exhibition consists of 90 works from the donation
"Niki de Saint Phalle LA FÊTE", Sprengel Museum, with paintings, collages, assemblages, sculptures and maquettes, further drawingsand original graphic works such as the famous series "Nana Power" or "My Love".
11 September 2003 - 1 February 2004
Arik Brauer, who lives and works in Vienna and Israel, celebrates his 75th birthday on 4 January 2004. This comprehensive exhibition of 150 works is structured into 9 themes: Flowers and Trees, War and Peace, The Bible and the Lozelach, All Winter, The Magic Flute, The Colorful Gang, Checkmate, Muse Kisses, Pangs of Conscience.
12 June - 31 August 2003
The joint exhibition combines for the first time two major photography series by Erika Schmied, creating an impressive juxtaposition. For many years, photographer Erika Schmied followed the footsteps of two prominent Austrians who could not have been more diverse.
20 February - 1 June 2003
The exhibition is comprised of ca. 150 exhibits, presenting Daniel Spoerri’s oeuvre from 1960 to 2001. Important works from the cycles "Investigations into Murders", "Artist Palettes", "Seville Series", "Anatomical Cabinets", "Carnival of the Animals", "L’Histoire des boîtes à lettres" ("History of the Letter Boxes") and "Background Landscapes" have been selected for this exhibition.
3 October - 9 February 2003
6 June - 22 September 2002
The KunstHausWien is proud to announce another highlight of international photography in 2002 in Austria: for the first time the work of David LaChapelle.
14 February - 26 May 2002
The KunstHausWien is proud to present for the first time in Austria the work of Pierre & Gilles. They met at a party in Paris in 1976 and have lived and worked together ever since, combining in their art photography (Pierre) and painting (Gilles).
4 October 2001 - 3 February 2002
With a representative selection of some 200 pictures from the Charlotte Zander Museum at Bönnigheim Castle, near Stuttgart, KunstHausWien takes pleasure in exhibiting a portion of the world´s largest collection of Naive Art and Art Brut.
7 June - 23 September 2001
Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of Charles Louis Tiffany, who in the 19th century founded the prestigious New York silver and jewelry firm of Tiffany & Co. which catered to presidents and royalty alike, including Queen Victoria of England.
15 March - 27 May 2001
As one of the most versatile photographers of his generation, the KunstHausWien is staging this retrospective of Snowdon's photographs, his first in Austria. The exhibition will include many of his witty, irreverent fashion photographs, as well as the portraits for which he is best known.
30 November 2000 - 25 February 2001
25 May - 5 November 2000
We take pleasure in presenting an exhibition of a very special kind at KunstHausWien: the work of the Austrian cartoonist and satirist Manfred Deix in a restrospective of the last 45 years. The show was conceived and compiled by Manfred Deixtogether with KunstHausWien.
10 February - 14 May 2000
On exhibit will be about 50 masterworks of tapestry based on works by major artists of the 20th century (Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Corneille, Stuart Davis, Sonia Delaunay, Max Ernst, Maurice Estève, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, Jean Lurçat, Roberto Matta, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso), an exhibition especially arranged for KunstHausWien, curated by Jacob Baal-Teshuva.
9 September 1999 - 16 January 2000
Peter Beard‘s life is of the stuff that Hollywood epics are made.
His great-grandfather G. G. Hill founded the Great Northern Railroad Company in the 19th century and by the time of his death had ammassed a fortune of some 53 million dollars. The tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard, Peter Beard‘s grandfather, founded the Tuxedo Company and was the inventor of the formal eveningdress of the same name.
12 May - 29 August 1999
Coined in 1976 by the American-born painter Ronald B. Kitaj as a means of drawing attention to the exceptional range and vigour he had found in contemporary art in England, the term School of London applies essentially to a group of artists living in the capital in the 1950s who were committed to renewing figurative painting throughout the rise and dominance of abstract art.
11 February - 2 May 1999
KunstHausWien presents for the first time in Vienna a major exhibition of paintings and drawings by the American artist J.-M. Basquiat, the show consists of 100 works (Acrylic and oil/paintstick on canvas, paper, wood and glass), all from The Mugrabi Collection.
10 September 1998 - 31 January 1999
A retrospectice of 200 original photographs, many of them shown in public for the first time. The exhibition features Lindbergh’s work in the field of fashion and advertising, but also nudes, landscapes and still lifes.
14. Mai - 30. August 1998
The collection (drawings and ceramics), discovered in 1996, will be shown at the KunstHausWien in a big musem exhibition for the first time.
11 September 1997 - 18 January 1998
We are proud to present a highlight of international photography in Vienna.
The retrospective exhibition HERB RITTS WORK is on a world tour and has its first presentation at the KunstHausWien. This retrospective was organized and first shown at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
17 April - 24 August 1997
The exhibition presents 180 paintings, watercolours, drawings, graphics and sculptures from the collection of the Brücke-Museum, Berlin. Some of the works have never been shown in public before.
6 February - 6 April 1997
Excessive, feared, abusive and always torn between overflowing joie de vivre and despair, that is what one remembers about the artist Horst Janssen (1929 – 1995), when viewing his drawings and graphics.
19 September 1996 - 26 January 1997
In this comprehensive retrospective exhibition, the KunstHausWien presents one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century: Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1890 – 1976). Rudolf Kicken, the curator of the exhibition, selected nearly 160 exhibits from museums and private collections situated across Europe and the USA. The exhibitions consists mainly of rare vintage prints, some of which have never before been shown in Europe, respectively, been accessible to the public in general.
15 May - 1 September 1996
The Raoul Dufy exhibition at the KunstHausWien is the first presentation in Austria and shows the variety of aspects of the œvre of Raoul Dufy.
8 February - 5 May 1996
On the occasion of the 1000 year-festivities in Austria we are pleased to honor the ingenious artist, illustrator, stage designer and architect Oskar Laske with a retrospective with over 150 works, which are shown fort he first time in this variety at the KunstHausWien.