Exhibitions Vienna and ideas for 2022 und 2022

Although the year 2022 cannot be completely filled with previews, there are already the first fixed exhibitions to be announced. Nevertheless, the new year already brings a glimpse of great exhibitions in Vienna.

Austellung von Gemälden in der Albertina inkl. BesucherInnen
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recommended exhibitions for 2022

1. Belvedere

The Belvedere starts from October 21st to January 30th with the exhibition “Dürerzeit – Austria at the gateway to the Renaissance”. The Belvedere is devoting a comprehensive exhibition to this so far neglected era of Austrian art.

From March 18, 2022 the exhibition “Close to life – Realistic painting from 1850 to 1950” begins. This exhibition in the Upper Belvedere runs until November 1, 2022 and shows the multifaceted nature of an understanding of art from the mid-19th century to 1950.

From April 8, 2022 to September 25, 2022, the exhibition “IN LOOK: Georg Eisler forensics” will start.

2. Art History Museum

The year 2021 was an anniversary year for the Kunsthistorisches Museum, because it is celebrating its 130th birthday! The big highlight of the year started in autumn with an exhibition on “Titian’s image of women – beauty – love – poetry”. This exhibition can be visited until January 16, 2022.

“Böse Kaiser” An exhibition by the Münzkabinett until March 31, 2022 with a focus on the “Caesar madness” of Caligula, Nero and Commodus.

3. Albertina

From December 11th to February 20th the exhibition “Martin Noël” starts in the Albertina. Noël is shown in his role as an object artist. Based on around 60 selected works, a wide variety of work groups that were created between the early 1990s and 2010. From December 17, 2021 to March 20, 2022 the ALBERTINA Museum is showing Michela Ghisetti in a comprehensive mid-career retrospective. The work of the artist, who was born in Bergamo, Italy in 1966 and has lived in Vienna since 1992, moves between the poles of abstraction and figuration.

From February 18, the main exhibition in 2022 will be dedicated to the artist Edvard Munch and artists inspired by him. Around 60 masterpieces by Edvard Munch (1863–1944) will be presented together with greats of the 20th century such as Andy Warhol and Georg Baselitz and important contemporary artists such as Marlene Dumas, Peter Doig, Miriam Cahn and Tracey Emin.

Albertina Modern: The exhibition “The 80s. The Art of the 80s” can still be seen until February 13th. From March 16, the ALBERTINA MODERN will dedicate the first comprehensive museum exhibition in Vienna to Ai Weiwei – an outstanding artistic voice of our time – under the title “In Search of Humanity”.

4. Literaturmuseum

The special exhibition “Stefan Zweig. Weltautor” can be seen, heard and read until February 27th.

5. MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts

The MAK in Vienna is betting on more space for the Wiener Werkstätte in 2022 – the guest curator / exhibition design is the London designer Michael Anastassiades. In the hall above the MAK permanent collection Vienna 1900, the focus is entirely on the famous institution and receives special attention through the engagement of a contemporary artist with its diverse products – furniture, textiles, wallpaper and metal objects.

6. Theatermuseum

Until April 18, 2022, under the title “Revered … coveted … Theater cult and collecting passion”, the focus is on the collecting passion of people who are enthusiastic about theater. The exhibition shows their joy in the magnificent, bizarre or even very simple souvenirs from the world of theater.

7. Bank Austria Kunstforum

Starting in February, the Bank Austria Kunstforum is dedicating “INSIGHTS Reflecting the Tate Collection” to the artist David Hockney. Hockney, one of the most multifaceted and influential contemporary artists, has been experimenting with the media of painting, drawing and graphics for over 60 years.

8. Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum in the new year the exhibitions: From November to March 2022 the exhibition “LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN Photography as analytical practice” is still running

9. mumok

From November 27th to April 24th, 2022, the artistic works of Wolfgang Tillman’s “Sound is fluid” can be seen at mumok.

10. Wiener Secession

From November 20, 2021 – January 23, 2022, works by the following artists can be seen at the Vienna Secession: Nairy Baghramian “Breath Holding Spell”, Sarah Rapson “ODE TO PSYCHE” and Nora Turato.

Further tips and a preview 2023:

Currently there are no known exhibitions for the year 2023.