Show! Highlights from the Collection

Press release

11.04.2024

Image Credits

Duration

12.04. - 18.08.2024

Opening

11.04.2024 7pm

Press event

11.04.2024 11am - 12pm

Place of the press event

Neue Galerie Graz

Curators

Günther Holler-Schuster

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In the last 10 years the Neue Galerie Graz collection has been added to by numerous high-quality and in part high-profile works. Alongside acquisitions, the museum was able to record a series of generous donations. Together with works in the collection for a longer time, for example by Egon Schiele, Herbert Boeckl or Wilhelm Thöny, the ‘highlights’ series has greatly increased.

 

This exhibition offers an overview of the collection’s most outstanding works, while providing an overview of the museum’s more recent acquisitions

Images

Egon Schiele, Stadtende (End of town), 1918, Oil on canvas, 109,4 x 129,4 cm, Purchase 1956

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/ N. Lackner

Herbert Boeckl, Erzberg, 1942, Oil on canvas, 116,5 x 136,3 cm, Purchase 1952

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth, Kuhreiher auf Elefanten (Cattle egret on elephants), 1934 Oil on jute, 142,3 x 125 cm, 2001 transfer from the department of zoology, UMJ

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Günter Brus, Zerreißprobe (Breaking test), 1970, Colour photography on cardboard, 49 x 39 cm, Purchase 2001

Photo: Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ

Marie Egner, Blühendes Mohnfeld in Steiermark (Blooming poppy field in Styria), um 1888, Oil on wood, 45,5 x 70 cm, Purchase 1942

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ

Wolfgang Hollegha, Untitled, 1961, Oil on canvas, 152,7 x 229,5 cm, 2016 permanent loan Helmut Suschnigg, Vienna

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ

Alwine Hotter, Phantastische Folterszene (Phantastic torture scene), ca. 1920, Oil on canvas, 63,2 x 57,7 cm, Purchase 2015

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ

Birgit Jürgenssen, Schuhabsätze (Heels), 1976, Black & white photography, 25 x 21 cm, Purchase 2004

Photo: Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ © Bildrecht Wien, 2024

Alex Katz, Four Women in Pink, 2005, Acrylic on canvas, 275 x 365 cm, 2016 gift Helmut Suschnigg

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ © Bildrecht Wien, 2024

Kiki Kogelnik, Crazy Bird, 1978, Silkscreen on paper, 85,4 x 66,3 cm, 2016 gift Helmut Suschnigg

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ © Bildrecht Wien, 2024

Elke Krystufek, I demand a better future, 2003, Oil on canvas, 180 x 140 cm, 2016 gift Helmut Suschnigg

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ

Maria Lassnig, Stilleben mit rotem Selbstporträt (Still life with self-portrait), 1969, Oil on canvas, 81 x 97 cm, Purchase 1972

Photo: N. Lackner/UMJ © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Oswald Oberhuber, Zähne (Teeth), 1966, Oil on canvas, 100,5 x 135 cm, Gift of the artist 1969

Photo: Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ

Günter Waldorf, baby doll, 1966, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, Purchase 2003

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/ N. Lackner

Exhibition views

Josef Schrammel, kaufmännischer Direktor UMJ, Peter Peer, Leiter der Neuen Galerie Graz, Monika Holzer-Kernbichler, Leiterin Vermittlung, Günther Holler-Schuster, Kurator der Ausstellung und Marko Mele, wissenschaftlicher Direktor UMJ

Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Günther Holler-Schuster, the curator of the exhibition "Show! Highlights of the Collection"

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Günther Holler-Schuster, the curator of the exhibition "Show! Highlights of the Collection"

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, in the foreground Egon Schiele "End of the City", 1918

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view, "Show! Highlights from the collection", Maderthaner Franziska "Such(a)Bild" 2022 (l.), Donald Baechler "Clacuation of Conflict" 2005 (r.)

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, Herbert Brandl "Orange Hyenas" 2017 (r.)

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, works by Jakob Gasteiger, Herbert Hamak, Erwin Thorn, Giancarlo Zen, Peter Weibel and others.

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“ in the foreground Hans Kupelwieser, untitled, 2017

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“ in the foreground Hans Kupelwieser, untitled, 2017.

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, on the right: Yves Klein "Vénus Bleue", 1962/1982

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“ in the middle of the room: Franz West "Seating" 1991

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“ in the room: Alfred Hrdlicka "Friedrich Haarmann (and one of his victims)", 1967/68

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, works by Egon Schiele

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, works by Egon Schiele

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, Katrin Plavcak "From Kainis to Kainois and back" 2018 (l.), Mimmo Paladino, untitled 1981 (r.).

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, Norbertine Bresslern-Roth "Elephants" 1960 (r.),

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, Shirin Neshat "untitled" 1995 (r.), next to it Soli Kalni "untitled" and left works by Carl Ritter von Blaas, Leopold Carl Müller and Alois Schönn.

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „Show! Highlights from the collection“, Vera Lutter "Kunsthaus Graz III: December 19-20, 2003, Peter Weibel "Die Symbol-Zeit ist abgelaufen", 1996, Franz Kapfer "Liebeserklärung/Declaration of Love", 2001, f.l.

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek © Bildrecht Vienna, 2024

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