Look! New Acquisitions

6 Jul 2017 – 1 Oct 2017

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Wien, Austria

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For the first time, the Albertina is staging an exhibition on two levels of the museum: over 2,500 square meters’ floor space host a broad survey of the Albertina’s collecting strategy for contemporary art.


From the over 10,000 works acquired over the past 18 years, around 350 works by 55 artists have been selected for this presentation.

One feature of the museum’s collecting strategy is to acquire groups of works rather than isolated, individual works in order to afford a more nuanced understanding of the artistic ideas and creative principles behind a given oeuvre.
Purchases for the Graphic Arts Collection of the Albertina consist exclusively of drawings and prints. Above and beyond that, however, many artists—conceiving of their output as an indivisible artistic whole—have also donated important paintings to the museum, since they regard drawings, printed graphics, and paintings simply as different forms in which to express the same artistic concepts and ideas.

Please Note: this exhibition is scheduled to be shown from 6 July to 3 September on Level 1 and from 6 July to 1 October on Level -1 of the Albertina.


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