In its first phase, the development of sculpture in the 20 century was characterised by detachment from the human body. In Brancusi's work, the human head becomes increasingly geometric and ultimately egg-shaped. This process was called abstraction, meaning abstraction from human dimensions.
Up until now, our image of literature has been closely tied up with the book, the page, as the medium itself. In the electronic age literature gives us the option of presenting numeric-alphabetic character stings in other media, such as the computer screen, without paper or any link with the book.
The Convergence of Art and Las Vegas
Curator: Alex Farquharson, London Opening: Sat, September 22nd 2001, 7pm Opening Performance: Sermon of Rev. Ethan Acres, Las Vegas Is Las Vegas, capital of the western entertainment industry, also set to become the capital of art? At this historic moment, art is losing the visionary power to...
"Fashion will go out of fashion"
The exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of the life and work of Rudi Gernreich, portraying the fascinating career of this revolutionary designer, shows how fashion both reflects and anticipates social trends and developments.
The School of Barbizon and its effect on Austrian landscape painting
In this exhibition, complementary to the painters of Barbizon, we show a wide range of approximately 200 selected Austrian landscape pictures from the collection of the Neue Galerie, including Schindler, Jettel, Hörmann, Egner, Zoff and Damianos. The show also provides an opportunity to illustrate the effect of the French pleinairism on the domestic art scene of the 19th and 20th centuries with concrete examples.
Perception in the technological era