Hermann Nitsch - ALBERTINA MODERN The Beginning. Art in Austria, 1945 to 1980

16.03.2021 - 16.03.2022

The Beginning presents an entirely new perspective on Austrian art during the important post-1945 decades, bringing the pre-1979 era that was so formative for contemporary art into focus with a presentation of the most important Austrian artistic stances at the threshold to postmodernism. This period is featured in terms of three new aspects: for many artists, grappling critically with Austro-Fascism and National Socialism without shying away from conflict was a central project and at the root of artistic innovations ranging from the Art Club to avant-garde presentations at the Galerie nächst St. Stephan and on to the Austrian variant of pop art, which—in contrast to earlier theses—indeed was quick to receive international attention.

On view from 27 May bis 8 November 2020 at ALBERTINA MODERN, Karlsplatz 5.