Systems & Subjects

Works from the Generali Foundation, MAP and Museum der Moderne Salzburg Collections

Franz West, Träumerei -- Dreamy, 1997 © Generali Foundation. Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

Bruno Gironcoli, Große Säule mit eingesetzten Augenprothesen, 1968. Ausstellungsansicht: Proudly Presenting: Sammlung Generali Foundation, 2014 © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Foto: Rainer Iglar

Franz West, Genealogie des Ungreifbaren, 1997. Ausstellungsansicht: Proudly Presenting: Sammlung Generali Foundation, 2014 © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Foto: Rainer Iglar

Peter Weibel, Beobachtung der Beobachtung: Unbestimmtheit, 1973. Ausstellungsansicht: Proudly Presenting: Sammlung Generali Foundation, 2014 © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Foto: Rainer Iglar

The director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg Sabine Breitwieser and the newly appointed curator of modern art Beatrice von Bormann have embarked on a research of artworks related to Systems & Subjects that ranges from the early twentieth century to the present and selected works to frame a thematically focused dialogue between the various holdings—the Generali Foundation, the collection of prints, MAP, and recent new acquisitions made possible by generous donations. 

The exhibition of works from the collection will feature works by artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Max Klinger in interaction with pieces by Bruno Gironcoli, Harun Farocki, Hans Haacke, Mary Kelly, Július Koller, Anna Oppermann, Allan Sekula, Franz West, Heimo Zobernig, and others. A selection from the holdings of prints that illuminates the museum’s origin is set in relation to works from the Generali Foundation Collection and recent donations to the museum of works by artists Lynn Hershman Leeson and Andreas Siekmann. The exhibition highlights links on the levels of motifs and themes between works of classical modernism in which the human being takes center stage and conceptual approaches in art from the 1960s to the present. 

Curators: Sabine Breitwieser, Director, with Beatrice von Bormann, Curator, Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Artists in the exhibition: Robert Barry, Max Beckmann, Maria Eichhorn, Harun Farocki, Morgan Fisher, Bruno Gironcoli, George Grosz, Hans Haacke, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Mary Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Max Klinger, Július Koller, Eustachy Kossakowski, Edward Krasiński, David Lamelas, Dorit Margreiter/Anette Baldauf, Anna Oppermann, Karl Rössing, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Andreas Siekmann, Franz West, Stephen Willats and Heimo Zobernig