Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Mönchsberg, Stadtansicht, 2017, Foto: Marc Haader
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Rupertinum, Frontansicht, 2017, Foto: Marc Haader

 

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Here you will find the latest news from the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Pictures and press information about the current exhibitions can be found here.

Exhibition Announcement Oskar Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka
His Prints in the Context of Its Time
10 November 2018 - 18 February 2019
Mönchsberg [3]

For the first time in many years, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg showcases a key treasure in its collections: the prints of Oskar Kokoschka. The presentation illuminates the historical and socio-political contexts in which they were created.

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Oskar Kokoschka, Selbstbildnis von zwei Seiten, 1923, (Self-portrait from two sides), color lithograph, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka / Bildrecht, Wien, 2018

Program 2018

Exhibitions 2017/2018 to 2019

In the years 2018 to 2019, the program under Sabine Breitwieser's five-year directorship of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg will come to an end. Her successful re-profiling of the museum through interdisciplinary and cross-genre art, and the creation of an identity on the basis of the collection and its systematic enlargement through numerous major acquisitions will continue to have an impact on the program until spring 2019 and will leave its mark for a long time afterwards.

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Visitors 2017

More than 115.000 visitors saw the Museum der Moderne Salzburg's 13 exhibitions in 2017 - a new record and an increase of 10 % over 2016.

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Annual Press Conference 2018

With enormous international attention, significantly more visitors, prominent exhibition cooperations and the opening of the long-awaited art depot, director Sabine Breitwieser looks back on 2017 as her most successful year at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Her five-year term as Director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg will be concluded with a top-class and unmistakable program in 2018, such as the first Austrian solo exhibition of the artist Marisa Merz.

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New Director

Thorsten Sadowsky named Director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. He will succeed Sabine Breitwieser, who did not apply for an extension of her contract, on 1 September 2018.

Opening of the Art Storage Unit

The opening of the long-awaited Museum der Moderne Salzburg Art Storage Unit will commence on 1 December 2017, 10.00 a.m., in Guggenthal in the municipality of Koppl, 25-minutes’ drive from the museum. Governor Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, Dr. Heinrich Schellhorn, Member of the Government and Director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Dr. Sabine Breitwieser, will attend the opening. For the first time, the new Art Storage Unit will enable a central and technically up-to-date storage of all art holdings of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, including the collections entrusted to the museum.

Art Storage Unit of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, exterior view, © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Photo: Rainer Iglar

Gala Dinner 2017

Hochkarätige Gäste aus Kunst, Kultur und Wirtschaft fanden sich zum diesjährigen Gala Dinner am 7. August im Museum der Moderne Salzburg ein. Der Erlös von rund 110.000 Euro ist der Ausstellung William Kentridge. Thick Time. Installationen und Inszenierungen gewidmet.

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Gala Dinner 2017 © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Foto: wildbild

Kunstdepot und Sammlung Fotografie

Seit 2013 leitet Dr. Sabine Breitwieser das Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Ihr Konzept zur Neuprofilierung und Aufwertung des Museum der Moderne Salzburg sieht u. a. ein Kompetenzzentrum für Fotografie vor, welches mit den unten angeführten Maßnahmen entwickelt wird (s. Link). Dazu zählen auch eine Neubewertung der Sammlungen und deren fachgerechte Unterbringung in einem neuen Kunstdepot, das dem neuesten technischen Standard und den Richtlinien zur Konservierung von Fotografie entspricht (s. Link). Seit Juni 2016 ist Dr. Christiane Kuhlmann, die zehn Jahre für die fotografische Sammlung am Folkwang Museum in Essen gearbeitet hat, als Kuratorin für die Sammlung Fotografie und Medienkunst am Museum der Moderne Salzburg tätig.

Die Sammlung Fotografie am Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Factsheet Kunstdepot

Rendering Kunstdepot © Marcel Eberharter

Foto Spatenstich Kunstdepot Nov 2016 LH Haslauer, Dir. Breitwieser, Architekt Auffarth © wildbild

Interim report of the director

The current term of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg’s director, Dr. Sabine Breitwieser, ends in September 2018. Prospective successors have been invited to submit applications. Dr. Breitwieser announces that she will not be available for another term and takes stock of the work she has done since taking the museum’s helm.

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Annual press conference 2017

In 2017, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg will highlight strong personalities from contemporary art. Following on from the European premiere of Charlotte Moorman’s work, both Museum der Moderne venues, in conjunction with the Salzburg Festival, will be staging a high-profile William Kentridge exhibition. Topical thematic exhibitions are further highlights of this year’s program.

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New Art Depot

The construction of the long-awaited Museum der Moderne Salzburg Art Depot will commence on 15 November 2016, 12.30a.m., in Guggenthal in the municipality of Koppl, 25-minutes’ drive from the museum. Governor Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, Dr. Heinrich Schellhorn, Member of the Government, Director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Dr. Sabine Breitwieser, Mag. Christian Prucher, Business Director and Dr. Erik Eybl, Member of the Managing Board of the Generali Foundation, will attend the groundbreaking ceremony. The building, with an area of nearly 50,000 square feet, will house a professional art depot, workshops, and other service facilities constructed in accordance with the latest museum and technological standards. Its completion, planned for late 2017, will be a milestone in the management of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg’s collections. The much-vaunted Generali Foundation collection, on permanent loan to the museum, will now finally be able to move from Vienna to Salzburg. 

Groundbreaking
Wolfgangsee Straße 22, 5023 Koppl, Austria

15 November, 12.30a.m.

Art Depot Museum der Moderne Salzburg © IPC Architektur ZT GmbH

[Translate to english:] Gala Dinner 2016

[Translate to english:] Hochkarätige Gäste aus Kunst, Kultur und Wirtschaft fanden sich zum Gala Dinner 2016 im Museum der Moderne Salzburg ein. Der Erlös des Gala Dinners ist den Neuerwerbungen für die Sammlung des Museum der Moderne Salzburg gewidmet.

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Gala Dinner 2016 © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Foto: wildbild

Interior and Exhibition Views Rupertinum

Exhibition viewVisual Wit and Social Critique; Installation by Dan Perjovschi © Museum der Moderne Salzburg, photo: Rainer Iglar

Reopening

of the Rupertinum building and inauguration of the Generali Foundation Study Center

Opening Weekend
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12noon–6p.m.
Sunday, July 31, 2016, 10a.m.–6p.m.

Strengthening Salzburg’s standing as a center of higher learning: after several months of renovations, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg reopens its historic home, the Rupertinum building, with remodeled galleries and the new Generali Foundation Study Center and Franz West Lounge. The two inaugural exhibitions Visual Wit and Social Critique and Rediscoveries and New Acquisitions showcase the rich collections of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, now considerably enlarged by the addition of the Generali Foundation Collection on permanent loan to the museum.

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Bestände des Generali Foundation Studienzentrum (Detailansicht), Foto: Werner Kaligofsky, © Sammlung Generali Foundation – Dauerleihgabe am Museum der Moderne Salzburg

30 Years of Friendship

On Friday, June 27, 2016, the Society of Friends of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg around President Heideswinth Kurz and the other members of the board marked the association’s thirtieth anniversary with a summer party on the Mönchsberg. Around two hundred prominent figures in Salzburg’s cultural life, including Governor Wilfried Haslauer, came to celebrate. The net proceeds from the evening were donated toward the acquisition of Paulina Olowska’s Flowers (2012) for the Museum der Moderne’s growing collection. “For three decades, the Society of Friends has been unwavering and extraordinarily generous in its support for the museum,” Director Sabine Breitwieser notes. “We are fortunate to have such good friends.”

Photo: wildbild, Herbert Rohrer; left to right: Sabine Breitwieser, Director; Wilfried Haslauer, Govenor; Heideswinth Kurz, President of the Society of Friends of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, back: Blumen (flowers) by Paulina Olowska

New Hires

The director and supervisory committee of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg are pleased to announce the recent hire of two exceptionally competent and experienced staff members who will strengthen the museum’s team in key positions:

Christian Prucher will join the museum in the role of chief financial officer on July 1, 2016. Christiane Kuhlmann, the new curator of photography and media art, will take up her position on June 1, 2016.

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Restitution Berthe Morisot (Kopie 1)

Restitution of Berthe Morisot’s Jeanne Pontillon à la capeline to the previous owner’s heirs

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the Government of the State of Salzburg and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg returned the work Jeanne Pontillon à la capeline (1884) by Berthe Morisot to the David-Weill community of heirs. “Researching the provenance of the works in their collections and restituting them to the rightful owners when necessary has emerged as a central part of the mission of museums today, reflecting an international ethical standard,” Director Sabine Breitwieser of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg explains. “I am pleased that, based on provenance research undertaken at the museum, we are now able to return Berthe Morisot’s Jeanne Pontillon à la capeline, formerly in the David-Weill collection, to the rightful heirs.”

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Heinrich Schellhorn, State Minister of Culture, Elizabeth Royer-Grimblat, art dealer and representative of the heirs of David David-Weill, Beatrice von Bormann, Head of Collection Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Peter Lechenauer, Honorary French Consul in Salzburg (left to right) © LMZ/Neumayr/SB

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