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19.09.2018 Picasso and the Dealers: The Making of his First Museum Exhibition in Zurich, 1932, by Johannes Nathan

Interior view of the Picasso exhibition in the Galeries Georges Petit, Paris 1932 / Kunsthaus Zürich, Photo Collection / Photo: Margaret Scolari Barr © Succession Picasso/ Bildrecht, Wien, 2018.   …

09.07.2018 Historicizing the Avant-Garde: The 1903 Impressionist Exhibition at the Vienna Secession, by Christian Huemer

The importance of exhibitions for the production, circulation, and reception of modern art has long been recognized. Nevertheless, out of hundreds of shows organized internationally in the first years of …

25.06.2018 Transfers of ideas and styles in Central Europe before 1920, by Krisztina Passuth

The main focus of this text lies on two specific network hubs that helped to enable the symbiosis between art and culture in Central Europe: Austria-Hungary and Bohemia, and their …

01.06.2018 No Avantgarde without Exhibitions! The Indispensable Platform for Artists in the Early 20th Century, by Raphael Rosenberg

10e Salon d’Automne, 1912, Salle XI, Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, Paris. The large paintings on the wall are, from left to right, Kupka’s “Amorpha, fugue à deux couleurs”, 1912; Picabia’s …

Hanging by Glück, Gallery I, Picture Gallery, Kunsthistorisches Museum, photograph from 1913, copyright: KHM-Museumsverband. In the early 20th century the Viennese picture gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum undergoes a radical …

21.03.2018 Berthe Weill and the modern Parisian art scene, by Marianne Le Morvan

      Berthe Weill (1865-1951), born into a large and modest Jewish family, started her training early with an antiques dealer. Upon the death of this mentor, she associated …

05.02.2018 A Decisive Moment for Modernism, by Dieter Bogner

A Decisive Moment for Modernism The encounter of Johannes Itten and Joseph Matthias Hauer at the gallery of the Freie Bewegung in Vienna By Dieter Bogner In the spring of …

05.02.2018 Introduction

This blog’s mission is to contextualize the exhibition database that is being constructed within the context of the research project „Exhibitions of Modern European Painting 1905-1915“, funded by the Austrian …