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Group Exhibition: Once Upon a Time...Today

Coming to Vienna, the group exhibition, "Once Upon a Time...Today" will be on view from June 01 - July 15, 2023 at Villa Mautner Jäger, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 140-142, 1030 Wien, Austria.

A small selection of recent works by David will be featured in the exhibition along with works by Theo Altenberg, Herbert Brandl, Tony Cragg, Francesco Clemente, Georg Dokoupil, Kerstin Grimm, Leiko Ikemura, Martha Jungwirth, Hans Kupelwieser, Haralampi G. Oroschakoff, Arne Quinze, Arnulf Rainer, Julian Schnabel and Erwin Wurm.

The exhibition is curated by Reiner Opoku and Dr. Ema Kaiser.

Shown above: Villa Mautner Jäger, the exhibition site in Vienna.

From the press release:

The group exhibition "Once upon a time.... today" takes place in the impressive rooms of the Villa Mautner-Jäger. The architecture of the building reflects the cultural heritage of the Viennese Belle Époche, of which the villa is an example. Its architect, Franz von Neumann, believed that past forms must be consistently developed to articulate architecture with contemporary forms. This idea is also followed by the curatorial line of "Once upon a time.... today".

Inspired by the extraordinary construction and the morbid charm of the interiors of the exhibition venue, the show revives the salon era of the 19th century. The selection of works focuses primarily on the genre of painting in its various facets. The participating artists share an international reputation. Many of them established themselves in the 1980s by responding to the then-newly awakened "hunger for images" with completely new subjects and painting styles. © Charlotte Desaga


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