2020

Museum Liaunig

The museum is thus ready for the coming season with a wealth of variety, surprises and visitorfriendly attractions such as the shop, atrium and café. It will be the venue of a multifaceted exhibition and concert programme that is not to be missed:

The main exhibition o. T. (“Untitled”), curated by Dieter Bogner, will emphasis the themes of geometries, systems and concepts – showing the wide range of artistic positions from Austria over a timespan of seven decades from 1950 to 2020.

The triangular special exhibition room continues to house the Old Friends series. The successive exhibitions of Martha Jungwirth (May–August) and Alfred Klinkan (Aug–Oct) provide the setting for the concerts of the chamber music series sonusiade.

In the round sculpture depot the focus this season will be on the work of the German sculptor Robert Schad.

The historical collections can be seen as a counterpoint to the modern: in addition to the African exhibition Akan Gold, there are displays of rare portrait miniatures and precious European silver.

In good weather, the sculpture park will offer an invitation to strol through a spacious park landscape. This open-air exhibition constitutes representative selection of pieces by Austrian and international artists that extends from the classic modern period to the present day.


Exhibitions 2020

o. T.
Main Exhibition

Martha Jungwirth / Alfred Klinkan
Changing Special Exhibitions (May-August/August-October) 
in course of the series Old Friends 

Robert Schad >CAROUSSEL<
Sculpture depot 

Portrait miniatures
Akan Gold
European Silver 

Collections


Museum Liaunig
20 May – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at



Main Exhibition

"o. T." 

With 147 artworks by 76 artists: Marc Adrian, Josef Bauer, Hans Bischoffshausen, Anna-Maria Bogner, Hellmut Bruch, Friedrich Cerha, Waltraut Cooper, Josef Dabernig, Inge Dick, Heinrich Dunst, Manfred Erjautz, Wolfgang Ernst, Gottfried Fabian, Hans Florey, Gerhard Frömel, Johann Fruhmann, Heinz Gappmayr, Jakob Gasteiger, Tibor Gáyor, Roland Goeschl, Dorothee Golz, GRAF+ZYX, Hans Grosch, Karl Hikade, Kurt Ingerl, H+H Joos, Gerhard Kaiser, Walter Kaitna, Thomas Kaminsky, Michael Kienzer, Edgar Knoop, Peter Kogler, Willi Kopf, Kurt Kren, Eric Kressnig, Richard Kriesche, Hans Kupelwieser, Maria Lassnig, Bernhard Leitner, František Lesák, Helmut Mark, Dóra Maurer, János Megyik, Josef Mikl, Melitta Moschik, Gerhardt Moswitzer, Walter Obholzer, Hermann J. Painitz, Florentina Pakosta, Fritz Panzer, Ferdinand Penker, Hubert Pfaffenbichler, Helga Philipp, Franz Pichler, Josef Pillhofer, Markus Prachensky, Karl Prantl, Oskar Putz, Arnulf Rainer, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Georg Salner, Peter Sandbichler, Eva Schlegel, Günther Selichar, Rudi Stanzel, Oswald Stimm, Esther Stocker, Erwin Thorn, Jorrit Tornquist, Markus Wilfling, Fritz Wotruba, Heimo Zobernig and Leo Zogmayer.


Main Exhibition "o. T."
Curator: Dieter Bogner
20 May – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at



Sculpture depot


Robert Schad >CAROUSSEL< 

Robert Schad’s interest is in developing works for specific sites. His aim in doing so is to focus on the interaction between sculpture, the surrounding space and the observer. At the invitation of the art collector Herbert Liaunig, the sculptor, born in Ravensburg in 1953, conceived of an exhibition for the sculpture depot of the Museum Liaunig.

The round architecture of the room – a cylindrical space of exposed concrete, 20 metres in diameter, with a truncated cone and a skylight – and the circular penetration of light immediately excited the artist and inspired his exhibition title: >CAROUSSEL<. Centrifugally, the light dances with and through the seven works that make up the group of sculptures, changing its form every hour, breaking up among the struts of the steel pieces, becoming swallowed up or reflected and creating a play of shadows that in turn recalls dancing, twirling figures.


25 June – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at

Exhibition views: Olaf Bergmann



Special Exhibitions


"Old Friends: Alfred Klinkan" 

Alfred Klinkan, who was born in 1950 in Judenburg and died in Vienna in 1994, would have turned 70 this year. The Museum Liaunig is dedicating an exhibit to this exceptional artist – who left behind a massive oeuvre of thousands of paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and objects – as part of the series “Old Friends”.

The retrospective, put together by Günther Holler-Schuster and Peter Liaunig, gives an idea of the colourful “wonderworld” of Alfred Klinkan and presents significant stages in the development of his extensive oeuvre. The exhibit displays loans from the artist’s estate and in particular works from the collections of Herbert Liaunig and his family, which – thanks to their longstanding friendship with the artist – include larger blocks of work as well as pieces from all of his creative phases.

Klinkan, who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts with Josef Mikl and Wolfgang Hollegha from 1970 to 1974 and is considered a pioneer of the “New Painting” in Austria, developed his own figurative style early on: animals, people and also hybrid and mythical creatures populate his works in peaceful coexistence. The strong use of colour as a striking means of expression runs through all phases of his work.


16 August – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at



"Old Friends: Martha  Jungwirth"

The Museum Liaunig is dedicating a tribute to Martha Jungwirth on the occasion of her 80th birthday, as part of the series “Old Friends”. Herbert Liaunig has long been a friend and collector of the artist, who was born in 1940 in Vienna, and his collection thus includes pieces from all of her group works and creative phases, which – supplemented by loans from the artist and from private collections – provide a representative insight into her extensive oeuvre. The exhibition, compiled by Peter Liaunig, presents drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from over five decades. In addition to dealing with socio-cultural and political events, as well as mythological and art-historical impulses, the artist’s works were greatly inspired by her extensive travels, as the numerous landscape watercolours in the exhibit attest.


20 May – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at



Historical Collections 


Portrait miniatures II 


Curator: Bodo Hofstetter
20 May – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at










Akan Gold  


20 May – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at











European Silver from 1490 to 1830


Curator: Sonja Evelyn Höpp
20 May – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at










20 May – 31 October 2020 ∙ Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41, Austria ∙ +43 4356 211 15 office@museumliaunig.at ∙ www.museumliaunig.at

The sculpture park is open only in fine weather.