Exhibitions: summer 2017

When I took up my position at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, I promised to shake things up and entice all sides—and especially you, our valued visitors—to venture outside their comfort zones. Three and a half years later, the choices I made are clearly paying off: the retrospective I curated for the museum of the work of Carolee Schneemann—who was awarded the Golden Lion for her lifetime achievement at this year’s Biennale di Venezia—will be on view at the MMK in Frankfurt starting in late May and then travel to MoMA PS1 in New York in October. In the summer/fall season, our efforts to reposition the museum are coming to fruition with several key projects.

The celebrated South African artist William Kentridge, whose production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck will premiere at the Salzburg Festival, will present his work in an exhibition titled Thick Time. Installations and Stagings at both venues of the museum. On the Mönchsberg, we will show eight expansive multimedia installations and, in the auditorium, the Drawings for Projection. Meanwhile, a groundbreaking survey of the trained actor’s decades-long work for the theatrical and opera stage will be on display at the Rupertinum, our traditional home, only a stone’s throw from several Salzburg Festival venues. Kentridge moreover created a new installation for the Rupertinum’s atrium that will remain in place for a full year. The summer also brings the launch of a series of exhibitions I initiated that will look at artists and their life and work formed in exile. Titled Up/Rooted, the first presentation sheds light on the impact of exile on the creative mind in the examples of four women artists: Ellen Auerbach and Grete Stern, who collaborated under the pseudonym ringl+pit, Elly Niebuhr, and Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. Photo Kinetics, an exhibition of works from our collections that opened in April, is another fruit of our longstanding partnership with the Generali Foundation. Showcasing works of art from the nineteenth century to the present, including several recent acquisitions, it rounds out our diverse program of exhibitions of outstanding art.



Tuesday - Sunday: 
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
10.00 am - 8.00 pm
Monday: closed