Tuesday , May 18 2021

Leopold Museum: Acknowledgment by Austrian Expressionist Oskara Kokoschke 7:04:19

Vienna (ots) – Oskar Kokoschka. Expressionist, migrant, European – 270 works
"Oberwildlings" in the most popular show in 30 years

From April 6, 2019, the Leopold Museum will present Oskar Kokoschka's exhibition.
Expressionist, migrant, European. That was the director of the museum Christoph Becker
(Kunsthaus Zürich) and Hans-Peter Wipplinger (Leopold Museum)
The co-operation project enabled the first comprehensive retrospective in Kokoschki
Vienna about 30 years. The exhibition is one of the greatest ever
showed the afterlife Kokoschka presentation and united 270 items, including
about 80 pictures and more than 80 papers on paper and many
Photos, autographs, publications, documents, movie and audio attachments
textile items. A total of 64 international and Austrian lenders
Museums, institutions and private collections – from dozens of countries
to enable, based on Kokoschka's most important works, to create. t
An outstanding artist with unique densities. With 14 pictures – off
collection and permanent loans – the Leopold Museum has the largest
Museum Collection of Kokoschka Paintings in Vienna.

"The Leopold Museum possesses a vast collection of activities
The founder and collector of Rudolf Leopolda is a valuable stock
Pictures and Papers Oskar Kokoschke. That's possible
interested in art after the exhibition station in Zürich
adapted, retrospective thematic ensemble in Vienna with about 270 exhibits –
Pictures, drawings, watercolors, lithographs and archives – show.
The exhibition can be achieved through the generosity of many international lenders,
Museums like private collections, an impressive overview of Kokoschkasa
Do something. "

Hans-Peter Wipplinger, director of the Leopold Museum

Kokoschke's Retrospective at the Leopold Museum is mostly chronological
imagines and illuminates the most important topics in the artist's work. in
Focus is at central locations of Kokoschki's work: Vienna, Berlin,
Dresden, the stations of his travels, as well as Prague and the city of exile London and London
Finally, the Swiss town of Villeneuve in Geneva, where the artist from 1953
spent the last three decades of his life.

Curator Heike Eipeldauer was a concern that was once called "Oberwildling"
(Ludwig Hevesi) described the artists in a different light. so
Kokoschka decided against efforts to equalize Vienna's secessionists
and give preference to Expressionism, so fierce
to the end he defended his adherence to figurative painting.

"Kokoschkina's biography is a parallel that goes through history
20th century: from its socialization in the cc. Monarchy of the
two world wars to an economic miracle and gradually
the formation of the European Community. The exhibition makes it comprehensible
like Kokoschka as a sharp contemporary, whose uneasy life was brought to him
various European places led, participated in political
20th Century Events and Become a Champion of Peaceful,
became an antinationalist Europe. Kokoschki's humanistic attitude in it
an infallible tongue that holds figuration
provided justifies its uninterrupted importance. "

Heike Eipeldauer, curator of the exhibition

Oskar Kokoschka's relationship to his former homeland has always remained ambivalent.
The exhibition focuses on time-politically motivated work
anti-fascist and pacific Kokoschke and analyzes artists
based on numerous documents as a thoroughly ambivalent "Homo politicus".

"Expressionism in this exhibition is the curator of Heike
Eipeldauer is congenital. From early expressionist statements
artists around 1908/09 about fantastic psychologizing portraits
"Soul Slicer" (Albert Ehrenstein), leads the way up
allegorical and mythological scenes of his late work. Artistic way
Kokoschka always meets violent (cultural) political backgrounds,
which is reflected in, mostly negative, reviews of his early exhibitions and
However, there are also appearances and scandals associated with them
attempts by the state or property to be appropriated
Postwar Austria becomes visible. He made a crazy peak
and campaigns through the defamation of Nazi propaganda that led to it
the main target of their campaign against what they called "degenerate"
Art "and proclaimed" Artistic Enemy No. 1 "."

Hans-Peter Wipplinger

Hundreds of works of Kokoschke were removed from the museum or in
Private collections are seized. The last part of the show is
After the war, rapprochement with Austria, which ultimately led to
Recognition of Austrian Citizenship 1974
Initiative led by Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky. Triple
Document participants sat unquestioned after 1945 for
Recognizing figurative painting – it is inseparable from him
humanistic-ancient human image was associated – and it became a model for
the next generation of artists. The interest of theater, opera, antiques
and mythology, through humanism and confession of Europe
Years of action in the Swiss city of Vevey at
Geneva Lake, where Kokoschka lived since 1953 at the age of 93
Kokoschka 1980 in Montreux on the world stage and left it important as well
a universal contribution to world art in the 20th century.

Overview and opening ceremony

As part of the Leopold am
On Thursday, April 4, the exhibition of Kokoschka u.a. Leopold
Executive Director of Museum Josef Ostermayer, Agnes Husslein (CEO Leopold
Museum), Postmaster Georg Pölzl (CoP leader), Gabriele Langer
(Commercial Director of Leopold Museum), Maria Kokoschka,
Collectors, Philipp Otto Breicha, Richard Grubman, Waltraud Leopold, Klaus
Ortner and Friederike Ortner, Ernst Ploil and Peter Zimpel, artists
Martha Jungwirth, Constantin Luser, Hubert Scheibl, Walter Vopava and Kathrin
Vopava, gallery owners Julius Hummel, Eberhard Kohlbacher and Alois
Wienerroither. The enthusiastic guests were reviewed by Doris and Manfred
Well, Michael Brauneis, Patricia Dicker, Barbara Grötschnig (Wiener Städtische
Insurance), Andreas Nödl, Ursula Rohringer (Dorotheum), Erich Spitzbart,
et al

Museum Manager Hans-Peter Wipplinger and Curator Heike Eipeldauer
when opening the show on Friday, 5. t
Retrospective Kokoschke, introductory speech was given by Wolfgang Sobotka
President of the Austrian National Council. Poljac came to the opening
Ambassador Jolanta Ró? Kozlowska, Greek diplomat Catherine
Koika, Turkish Ambassador Rauf Engin Soysal, Elisabeth Leopold, Kunsthaus
Director of Zurich Christoph Becker and Curator of Zurich Cathérine Hug
Museum. Also included. Thomas Bene, catalog author Regine Bonnefoit,
Christian Brandstätter, advertiser Mariusz Jan Demner, curator Elisabeth
Dutz (Albertina), author of the catalog Katharina Erling, Wolfgang Georg Fischer,
Walter Feilchenfeldt (Executive Director of Oskar Kokoschka Foundation), Elisabeth Frottier
(University of Applied Arts), Dorothee Golz (Artist), Brigitte
Huber-Mader, Werner Hanak-Lettner (Chief Curator, Jewish Museum in Vienna), Klimt
Descendants Gustav Huber and Christa Huber, artist Martha Jungwirth, Luisa
Kasalicky (artist, Aglaja Kempf (Oskar Kokoschka Foundation), Herwig
Kempinger (Secession), Josef Kirchberger (Art for Art), Eva-Maria Kokoschka,
Marianne KirsteinJacobs, Christoph la Garde (GF in Kinsky), Hubert Lendl
(Welz Gallery), Christoph Ladstätter (Purchasing Director Volksoper), collector
Waltraud Leopold, Michael Mandlik (ARD), Elisabeth and Robert Menasse, Ines
Mitterer (ORF), Therese Muxeneder (Schönberg Center), Viola and Otto Pächt,
Maria Rauch-Kallat, Bernadette Reinhold (Oskar Kokoschka Center), Gerhard Rühm
(Artists), owners of Christa Armann and Richard Ruberl, Veronika
Rudorfer (Kunstforum Wien), Markus Schinwald (artist), Hemma Schmutz
(Director LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz), Helmut Swoboda (artist), Sofie Thorsen
(Artist), Patrick Werkner (Author of Catalog), Kathrin Zechner (ORF), Stefan
Zeisler (KHM), u.v.m.

An extensive catalog was published for the exhibition:

Oskar Kokoschka. Expressionist, migrant, European,

edited by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zurich and Leopold
Museum Private Foundation with Contributions by Régine Bonnefoit, Iris Bruderer-Oswald,
Martina Ciardelli, Birgit Dalbaeva, Heike Eipeldauer, Katharina Erling,
Cathérine Hug, Aglaja Kempf, Alexandra Matzner, Raimund Meyer, Bernadette
Reinhold, Heinz Spielmann and Patrick Werkner, as well as introductory words from the author
Christoph Becker and Hans-Peter Wipplinger, including a biography
320 pages of artists, about 500 illustrations

Link to detailed printing materials:


More pictures in the APA photo gallery

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