Since June 20, 2020, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg is open again to the public. However, we are still a long way from returning to normal museum operations. Nevertheless, we are able to proceed with our planned exhibition program in the second half of the year with just a few minor changes.
The major monographic exhibition dedicated to Friedl Kubelka vom Gröller will be extended. An exhibition on series of works by Japanese photographers from the museum’s own collection testifies to the fact that, since 1976, Austria has been the most important gateway for the dissemination of Japanese photography in Europe. The exhibition Wilhelm Thöny. Dreaming in Times of Crisis was originally scheduled for spring and will now be a highlight of our summer program. Thöny emigrated to New York in 1938, and displacement, flight, and exile also are central themes of the exhibition Scenes of Exile that focuses on cities where German and Austrian artists found refuge during the Nazi tyranny.
With Harun Farocki and Florentina Pakosta, the autumn program presents two artists that use very different media to force an artistic critique and deconstruction of structural, political, and male power. Furthermore, the work of Vienna-based photographer and visual artist Marina Faust will be featured in a first comprehensive survey exhibition. We are particularly proud to present a mid-career retrospective of the well-known photo and film artist Fiona Tan in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Krems. At the same time, we will pay tribute to the enigmatic work of the Swiss artist Not Vital in his first institutional solo show in Austria. Even in these challenging times, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents a first-rate exhibition program.
The museum team is looking forward to welcoming you!