Three exhibitions to see in Vienna this year

Three exhibitions to see in Vienna this year

Before or after the Bejgli, but at the latest after the New Year’s lentils, head to Vienna, where three special exhibitions are on show until the early January.


BASQUIAT. The Retrospective

One of the best-known artists of the 1980s New York art scene, Jean-Michel Basquiat went from street graffiti artist to star. His paintings quickly became popular, but his success was ended by a drug overdose in 1988. The exhibition features nearly fifty paintings that explore the artist’s unique visual world, reflecting both his African origins and social issues such as racism.

Open until: 8 January 2023
Location: Albertina Museum

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Untitled, 1982 © Private Collection, HomeArt

GROW. The Tree in Art

A mysterious, silent observer. The tree is both a mediator between the divine and the human, an object of science, and a warning of ecological change. Belvedere’s exhibition on trees reflects on a central theme in art history and focuses on the trees’ complex relationship with humanity.

Open until: 8 January 2023
Location: Belvedere Museum

René Magritte: La voix du sang (The Voice of Blood), 1959 © Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna

Idols & Rivals

Nowadays, competition is mainly associated with sports or the economy. But since ancient Greece, competition has also played an important role in the artistic world. The exhibition shows how artists competed with each other and measured themselves against ancient models in Antiquity, the Renaissance, and the Baroque.

Open until: 8 January 2023
Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Cover photo: Jean-Michel Basquiat: Untitled

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