7 May – 19 September 2021
The third exhibition at ALBERTINA modern draws from the ALBERTINA MUSEUM’s rich collection holdings. The selection of works, divided into seven chapters, encompasses over 100 masterpieces by artists ranging from Andy Warhol to Roy Liechtenstein, Anselm Kiefer to Katharina Grosse, Ad Reinhardt to Cecily Brown, Marc Quinn to Erwin Wurm, and Albert Oehlen to Markus Schinwald. This presentation reflects the broad spectrum of post-1945 contemporary art present in all collections of the ALBERTINA MUSEUM and features various thematic emphases in the individual display areas: from pop art and its contemporary offshoots (Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Alex Katz) to abstract expressionist painting (Cecily Brown, Katharina Grosse, Wolfgang Hollegha) and on to a conspectus of the great German painters (Georg Baselitz, A. R. Penck, Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorff, Markus Lüpertz). Works by Georg Baselitz, who turned the art world on its head and is now in his 80s, are juxtaposed with the output of Maria Lassnig. And finally, the banner of anarchic anti-art is held high by enfants terribles such as Gelatin and Franz West.