I am pleased to present to you our program for the summer and fall of 2018 coinciding with our new website. On the Mönchsberg, an exhibition in the galleries dedicated to the collections celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Generali Foundation by undertaking a dialogical engagement with the historic turning points we commemorate this year: the events of 1918, 1938, and 1968. Another must-see ist the impressive retrospective of the œuvre of Marisa Merz in the grand galleries on the top floor—it is the acclaimed Arte Povera artist's first solo show in Austria and the first focused display of her work in the German-speaking countries in more than ten years. Ther series of exhibitions on art and exile we initiated last year continues with a presentation on the impact of emigrant artists' work on the community where they found refuge. At the Rupertinum, we invite you to explore the extraordinary art of Anna Boghiguian, an Egyptian-Canadian artisth with Armenian roots. She will also create a work for the Rupertinum's atrium as part of our series of yearlong commissioned installations. A presentation at the Generali Foundation Study Center unearths hidden treasures from the art critic Kristian Sotriffer's personal archive.
My direction of our programming will conclude with a series of exhibitions scheduled to open in the fall and run through the spring of 2019. After five years, my successful tenure at the museum's helm ends this summer. I am very proud of my effective efforts to remake the museum's profile, the numerous acquisitions for the collection, the local and international collaborations, and especially the partnership with the Generali Foundation. The renovation of the Rupertinum and the newly built art storage unit, two further accomplishments of my directorship, will help ensure that the museum will continue to thrive in the future. I would like to use this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me in my work. Great art and outstanding exhibitions will continue to bring us together.