Visit local and international artists and connect high school students with the ideas and inspirations of contemporary artists.
Graduates of painting class Ursula Hübner, University of Art, Linz Exhibition in the Salzamt
Guided tours through the exhibition with artworks by Iris Christine Aue // Arthur Blaschegg // Clemens Denk // Hubert Ebenberger // Petra Fohringer // Philipp Hanich // Inga Hehn // Ina Hsu // Thomas Rhube // Riki Jausz // Kristyna Krabatschova // Andrea Lüth // Haruko Maeda // Steffi Mold // Birgit Petri // Isa Riedl // Esther Strauss // Martin Sturm // Thomas Weinberger // Bernhard Weber // Hannah Winkelbauer // Clemens Wolf //
Opening for the 10 years jubilee exhibition for the Collection. New ideas, new programmes, new formats. The jubilee will be feature a spate of innovative projects centred on our chief partners: on our visitors and artists.
The First Ten Years of the LENTOS
A jubilee exhibition for the Collection
Thur 21 March 2013, 7pm (together with the exhibition JASON DODGE)
The LENTOS Museum is 10. Let's party!
New ideas, new programmes, new formats. The jubilee will be feature a spate of innovative projects centred on our chief partners: on our visitors and artists.
The LENTOS celebrates the tenth anniversary of its foundation and puts its collection centre stage.
What is awaiting you is no less than a brand new presentation of the LENTOS’ collection, a leisurely stroll through the history of art and all the pleasures of a reunion with old favourites combined with making the acquaintance of exciting new works.
The City of Linz’s purchase of its first one hundred works of art in 1953 laid the foundation for a museum of modern art, the Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, the precursor of today’s LENTOS. Since then the museum’s holdings have been augmented on a regular basis by the addition of outstanding works of contemporary art plus works of the more distant past to round off the collection. The LENTOS has now a treasure chamber at its disposal brimming with paintings (around 1,700), sculptures, graphic works (some 12,000) and 1,200 or so photographic pieces.
Reviving its highly successful, seminal project Aufmischen [Stirring it up] from 2007, the LENTOS has invited contemporary artists to develop their own takes on selected works from the Collection and has set aside five rooms for this purpose. The artists take their own work as the point of departure for their selection. The result will be rooms vibrant with art, a network of visible relationships and a series of rendezvous governed by elective affinity.
The following artists will be taking part: EVA & ADELE, Maria Bussmann, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkácová, Gerwald Rockenschaub and Nasan Tur.
Of the smaller cabinets each will feature a specific theme, including rarely shown portfolios and priceless donations; outstanding paintings from 1880 to the present day; masterpieces from the Gurlitt Collection, ranging from Gustav Klimt to Oskar Kokoschka and Lovis Corinth; rare 18th century drawings; and photographs dating from the infancy of that art. The Great Hall presents a rich cross section of today’s art scene particularly in Austria, featuring new acquisitions since the opening of the LENTOS in 2003 including works by Gottfried Helnwein, Brigitte Kowanz, Markus Schinwald, VALIE EXPORT, Dietmar Brehm and Béatrice Dreux. While most are already well known, others have only been recently discovered or are hotly tipped for tomorrow.