Exhibition: “Gustav Klimt / Josef Hoffmann – Pioneers of Modernism”
25 October 2011 to 4 March 2012
This exhibition focuses on the collaboration between Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann, the architect and co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte. This partnership resulted in the Beethoven Exhibition at the Vienna Secession in 1902 and the Stoclet House in Brussels (1905-1909), works that set new standards in Europe in terms of the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk. The exhibition also explores Hoffmann’s influence on Klimt’s paintings.
Exhibition: “Gustav Klimt at the Kunsthistorisches Museum”
14 February to 6 May 2012
On display will be the thirteen paintings and their preliminary sketches for Klimt’s 1890 decoration of the grand staircase of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, providing visitors with insights into the creation of these works.
Exhibition: “KLIMT – The Collection of the Wien Museum”
16 May to 16 September 2012
The Historical Museum of the City of Vienna will present a wealth of Klimt-related objects from its own holdings, including the painter’s Portrait of Emilie Flöge (1902), posters, publications, the artist’s painting smock, his death mask, and Egon Schiele’s drawing of the dead Gustav Klimt. The centrepiece of the exhibition, however, will be the 400 Klimt drawings, the largest collection of its kind in the world, which will be shown here for the first time in its entirety.
From 13 March to 17 June 2012 the Albertina will present the exhibition “Klimt –Drawings”, displaying the majority of the 170 Klimt drawings from its own collection as well as numerous items on loan, providing a comprehensive overview of the unique drawing talent of Gustav Klimt.
Exhibition: “Gustav Klimt – Journeys”
24 February to 11 June 2012
This exhibition will present, among other things, items from Emilie Flöge’s estate, including her correspondence with Gustav Klimt. The museum’s holdings contain major paintings by Klimt as well as works by other Secession artists, including one of the world’s most important Egon Schiele collections.
Exhibition: “Against Klimt – The Nuda Veritas and its Defender Hermann Bahr”
10 May to 29 October 2012
Before it came into the possession of the Austrian Theatre Museum, Gustav Klimt’s 1898 painting Nuda Veritas was owned by the writer Hermann Bahr, who in his book “Against Klimt” defended the artist against hostile critics. The exhibition also examines the creative output of Bahr.
Exhibition: “Klimt and the Künstlerhaus”
6 July to 2 September 2012
This show documents the works Gustav Klimt created in association with the Künstlerhaus, of which he was a member from 1891 to 1897.
Exhibition: “Object in Focus – The Textile-Design Collection of Emilie Flöge”
24 May to 14 October 2012
Here one can for the first time see the extant textile designs of Emilie Flöge, who was Gustav Klimt’s lifelong partner. In turn-of-the-century Vienna she operated a fashion salon, for which she designed models’ clothing.
Gustav Klimt’s last and only surviving studio, located in Vienna’s Hietzing neighbourhood, offers insights into the artist’s work and life environment.
Reopening in the late summer of 2012 after extensive renovation.
The museum show the nine work drawings Gustav Klimt created between 1905 and 1909 for the Stoclet House in Brussels. The MAK also possesses the estate of the Wiener Werkstätte, with works by Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser, and other designers of this legendary workshop.