2014-03-01

KOKOSCHKA - THE SELF IN FOCUS



Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) is doubtless one of the most important protagonists of modernism. His wasn’t just a painter and graphic artist but dramatist, stage designer and has an established place in the history of literature as well (essays).
Extremely enrich the exhibition photographs from author’s private collection which are now held by the University of Applied Arts Vienna. These photos will now be published for the first time, in a selection featuring scholarly commentary. Photos from Kokoschka’s occupational and private circles communicate a rich and intense artistic life, while at the same time they represent a piece of 20th-century history both in terms of cultural developments and in socio-political.
 
Curators:
Tobias G. Natter, Franz Smola, Patrick Werkner, Bernadette Reinhold

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