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Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus
An der Donau Au 1
3400 Klosterneuburg (Austria)
Phone: +43 2243 37050
Fax: +43 2243 3705022
office@sammlung-essl.at
www.sammlung-essl.at
Opening Time:
Tu-Su 10-18h, We-21h

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"Ever since we started collecting works of art it was our concern to facilitate access to art as a source of inspiration for as many people as possible. Art enriches life and releases innovative forces. It is a vital ingredient of life and broadens our insights into the workings of life and human existence. In this spirit we would like to see it as a contribution to a positive development of our society."
Agnes and Karlheinz Essl

The art collection of Agnes and Karlheinz Essl reflects the art collectors’ personal vision of contemporary art. Austrian painting after 1945 represented the central core of the collection in the first decades. As of the early 1990s, the collection started to adopt an increasingly international orientation. Art tendencies represented in the collection range from Informel to Vienna Actionism and from the realist tendencies of the 1970s to the “new painting” of the 1980s and the pluralism of styles and media that marks the present. Now boasting seminal contemporary artists from Europe, the USA, Australia, Mexico and China, the collection is characterised by going for depth rather than range by acquiring complete groups of works and by its steady growth through continuous acquisition. With its current holdings of more than 6.000 works of art, it covers all contemporary art media from the second half of the 20th century to the beginnings of the 21st century.

It is a declared aim of Sammlung Essl (The Essl Collection) to make its holdings accessible, in both senses of the word, to a large audience. Designed by architect Heinz Tesar, the collection’s museum building was inaugurated in 1999. Harbouring a great range of activities, including both exhibitions and New Music events, it represents the heart of Sammlung Essl. Financed exclusively through private funds, the Essl Museum has consolidated its position in the Austrian art world as a modern art institution. Its spirit of independence and flexibility allows for rapid responses to topical and emerging art tendencies and issues.
The exhibition programme is informed by the mission and objectives of Sammlung Essl. The cornerstones of the programme are thematic and monographic presentations of art, external curators’ viewpoints on the collection, and art from different cultural backgrounds.
The Essl Collection’s exhibitions are organised both at the Essl Museum and at the Schömer-Haus, the bauMax company headquarters, in Klosterneuburg near Vienna. Both premises are designed to help visitors understand works of art through an ideal interaction of art, light, space and movement.

The particular concern to support young artists who are not yet established on the art market is served by two series of exhibitions that alternate annually: >emerging artists< with ever new curatorial focuses; and the presentation of the award winners of the Essl Award for Central and South-Eastern Europe. The above illustrates that the Essl Museum is not only a place for presenting established art, but is also intended to serve as an experimental creative lab for cutting-edge contemporary art. Visitors are invited to take an active part in present-day endeavours of the mind.

Art education activities for adults, schools and children promote a mature and open exploration of art. The methodological focus lies on art dialogues in front of original artworks linked with hands-down painting experiences gathered in the studio.

As an integral part of its activities, Sammlung Essl supports and promotes electronic contemporary music through concerts, performances and sound installations on its premises and has thus established an internationally renowned forum for New Music in a museum context unrivalled in Austria.


Exhibitions

BODY & SOUL Körper und K&... Maria Lassnig, Marc Quinn, ... 08/04/2016 - 04/09/2016
RENDEZVOUS Maria Lassnig, Corneille, ... 19/02/2016 - 22/01/2017
DIVERSITY OF VOICES Irina Ghenu 04/12/2015 - 06/03/2016
JOHANNA KANDL Johanna Kandl 03/12/2015 - 31/01/2016
FASZINATION FOTOGRAFIE Tal Adler, Judy Dater, ... 13/11/2015 - 07/02/2016
Peter Pongratz Peter Pongratz 01/04/2015 - 01/04/2015
DIE WILDEN JAHRE Hubert Schmalix, Hubert Scheibl, ... 18/03/2015 - 31/05/2015
ABORIGINAL ART Tammy Kaline 30/01/2015 - 16/09/2015
globetrotter art adventure 09/11/2014 - 25/02/2015
adolf frohner (1934 - 2007) five de... Adolf Frohner 05/09/2014 - 11/01/2015
österreichische moderne Wolfgang Hollegha, Josef Mikl, ... 14/06/2014 - 24/08/2014
attersee and the miracle of colour Christian Ludwig Attersee, Roland Goeschl, ... 16/05/2014 - 26/04/2015
die andere sicht sammlerin und k&uu... Astrid Bechtold, Valie Export, ... 19/03/2014 - 21/09/2014
made in austria statement by karlhe... Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Max Weiler, ... 27/02/2014 - 24/08/2014
deborah sengl the last days of mank... Deborah Sengl 31/01/2014 - 25/05/2014
>TRANSCENDING CULTURES< 06/12/2013 - 02/03/2014
>LIKE IT< 18/10/2013 - 06/01/2014
>SEHNSUCHT – ICH< Chuck Close 04/09/2013 - 12/01/2014
>KURT KOCHERSCHEIDT< Kurt Kocherscheidt 04/09/2013 - 17/11/2013
SOMMERBILDER Sigmar Polke, Wolfgang Herzig, ... 19/06/2013 - 29/09/2013
>TIM EITEL< Tim Eitel 05/06/2013 - 25/08/2013
>A LITTLE MIGHT MUSIC – report ... 08/05/2013 - 18/08/2013
EINE KLEINE MACHTMUSIK Arnulf Rainer, Oswald Oberhuber, ... 08/05/2013 - 18/08/2013
Georg Baselitz – Works from 1968 t... Georg Baselitz 04/05/2013 - 28/07/2013
HEAVEN IN THE GARDEN. Nature – Lan... Karel Appel, Arik Brauer, ... 17/04/2013 - 30/03/2014
MARTIN SCHNUR: Vorspiegelung Martin Schnur 01/02/2013 - 29/06/2013
NEW. NEW YORK Rob Fischer, Rico Gatson, ... 23/11/2012 - 14/04/2013
XENIA HAUSNER Xenia Hausner 24/10/2012 - 13/01/2013
ALEX KATZ Alex Katz 05/09/2012 - 06/01/2013
THE ESSL COLLECTION 20/06/2012 - 26/08/2012
CECILY BROWN Cecily Brown 20/06/2012 - 07/10/2012
Franz Zadrazil Franz Zadrazil 30/05/2012 - 28/10/2012
ES LEBE DIE MALEREI! - JUNGE KUNST ... Kathrine Aertebjerg, Christian Brandl, ... 20/04/2012 - 27/05/2012
Rudolf Schönwald Rudolf Schönwald 08/04/2012 - 13/05/2012
SPOTLIGHTS. VIDEOKUNST Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Maja Bajevic, ... 09/03/2012 - 13/05/2012
ANSELM KIEFER Anselm Kiefer 03/02/2012 - 29/05/2012
ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011 07/12/2011 - 12/02/2012
SCHöNHEIT UND VERGäNGLICH... Jannis Kounellis, Anselm Kiefer, ... 04/10/2011 - 22/01/2012
NEO RAUCH UND ROSA LOY: HINTER DEN ... Neo Rauch, Rosa Loy, ... 01/09/2011 - 20/11/2011
TOBIAS REHBERGER Tobias Rehberger 28/06/2011 - 25/09/2011
FOCUS: Abstraktion Werke aus der Sa... Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, ... 08/06/2011 - 12/02/2012
WOLFGANG HERZIG – Ein Realist wird... Wolfgang Herzig 07/06/2011 - 21/08/2011
FOCUS Werke der Sammlung Essl 07/06/2011 - 12/02/2012
HEIMO ZOBERNIG Heimo Zobernig 31/03/2011 - 13/06/2011
FESTIVAL DER TIERE Siegfried Anzinger, Georg Baselitz, ... 06/03/2011 - 21/08/2011
Private Wurm Erwin Wurm 19/10/2010 - 30/01/2011
WEGGEFÄHRTEN - VOM BEGINN DER ... Herbert Breiter, Ernst Gradischnig, ... 22/04/2010 - 31/03/2011
DIE NATUR DER MALEREI Max Weiler 18/03/2010 - 20/08/2010
CORSO. WERKE DER SAMMLUNG ESSL IM D... Joannis Avramidis, Georg Baselitz, ... 28/01/2010 - 07/11/2010
Hubert Scheibl FAT DUCKS Hubert Scheibl 20/01/2010 - 20/01/2010
Aspekte des Sammelns Miriam Bäckström, Stephan Balkenhol, ... 20/11/2009 - 28/02/2010
Daniel Richter Daniel Richter 22/10/2009 - 10/01/2010
CHALO! INDIA Eine neue Ära ind... Sarnath Banerjee, Krishnaraj Chonat, ... 02/09/2009 - 01/11/2009
Das Paradies Cornelius Kolig 14/05/2009 - 10/10/2009
ALFONS SCHILLING Zum 75. Geburtstag... Alfons Schilling 18/02/2009 - 08/08/2009
post COBRA Alechinsky Appel Jorn Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, ... 23/01/2009 - 16/08/2009
Muntean/Rosenblum Muntean & Rosenblum 12/09/2008 -
Tal R: Prince Fruit Tal R 13/06/2008 -
overlapping voices Raed Bawayeh, Zoya Cherkassky, ... 16/05/2008 -
BASELITZ BIS LASSNIG - Meisterhafte... Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, ... 22/02/2008 -
Günther Förg. Back and Fo... Günther Förg 22/02/2008 -
Jörg Immendorff Jörg Immendorff 25/01/2008 -
Ein reisender Künstler Markus Prachensky 12/10/2007 -
Jonathan Meese Jonathan Meese 21/09/2007 -
FOTO.KUNST - Zeitgenössische F... Bernd & Hilla Becher, Vanessa Beecroft, ... 07/09/2007 -
Paul McCarthy - Tokyo Santa, 1996/2... Paul McCarthy 01/06/2007 -
Tokyo Santa Paul McCarthy 01/06/2007 -
The stations of the cross Damien Hirst 16/03/2007 -
PASSION FOR ART 35 Jahre Sammlung E... Siegfried Anzinger, Georg Baselitz, ... 15/03/2007 -
emerging artists 2006: SCHWEIZ Tatiana Arce, Lukas Beyeler, ... 17/11/2006 -
CHINA NOW Wang Guangyi, Wang Dajun, ... 15/09/2006 - 28/01/2007
Pierre Soulages: Painting the Light... Pierre Soulages 30/06/2006 -
MADE IN LEIPZIG. Bilder aus einer S... Tilo Baumgärtel, Christian Brandl, ... 11/05/2006 -
MEX 1995-2005 Santiago Sierra, Daniel Lezama, ... 27/04/2006 -
Österreich: 1900-2000 / Konfro... Siegfried Anzinger, Christian Ludwig Attersee, ... 17/02/2006 -
PERMANENT 06 Max Weiler, Sam Francis, ... 15/01/2006 -
hotspots - Im Rahmen der Ausstellun... Fabienne Audeoud, Olivier Bardin, ... 11/11/2005 - 29/01/2006
ESSL AWARD Exhibition 2005 Katerina Seda, Ondrej Brody, ... 10/11/2005 -
figur / skulptur Atelier van Lieshout, Joannis Avramidis, ... 24/06/2005 -
Tapies/ Rainer Arnulf Rainer, Antoni Tàpies, ... 24/06/2005 -
Maria Lassnig - body. fiction. natu... Maria Lassnig 20/04/2005 -
Mexikanische Moderne Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, ... 18/03/2005 -
IR/REAL - Tendenzen des Realismus i... Gottfried Helnwein, Wolfgang Herzig, ... 18/02/2005 -
VALIE EXPORT – Eine Werkschau Valie Export 11/02/2005 -
Anselm Kiefer und Zeitgenossen - Ne... Georg Baselitz, Anish Kapoor, ... 25/11/2004 -
ST. STEPHAN Wolfgang Hollegha, Josef Mikl, ... 12/11/2004 -
NEUE WILDE - Eine Entwicklung Siegfried Anzinger, Erwin Bohatsch, ... 21/01/2004 -
Hermann Nitsch - Eine Retrospektive... Hermann Nitsch 17/10/2003 -