This spring, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg continues its series of exploratory forays into its own collections. Building on the success of the exhibition The Tip of the Iceberg, which marked the beginning of a comprehensive review of our holdings, we will now give the stage to eminent artists and outstanding bodies of work. The first exhibition in many years showcasing the oeuvre of Wilhelm Thöny will reveal that the fiercely independent-minded artist and peripatetic cosmopolitan was also a keen observer of the menacing developments of the 1920s and 1930s.
Our founding director Otto Breicha was a visionary and enthusiastic collector, and thanks to his indefatigable efforts, we boast a singular collection of Japanese photography from the second half of the twentieth century, whose rich diversity we invite you to discover in the exhibition The City—the Countryside.
Another highlight in our programming for this year is a solo exhibition dedicated to Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller that will offer visitors a rare opportunity to explore her art in depth. Here, too, we can draw on a sizable ensemble of first-rate works by the artist in our own collection. With this homage to the Austrian pioneer of conceptual photography and experimental film, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg will once again prove a premier venue for today’s most challenging and inspiring art.
Our entire team looks forward to seeing you at the museum!