Belvedere 2024

by Alain Chivilò


The Belvedere in Vienna has announced the programme for the 2024. After the 300th anniversary under the banner of the “Golden Spring” institutional container, the year 2024 represents a continuation of what has been produced as a Museum Institution, trying to instill positive messages and proposals starting from three centuries of history. In 2024 the themes include initiatives and events under the banner of themes such as sustainability, digital fashion and transformations, accessibility, inclusion, ecology and diversity, reflecting and dividing into Austrian and international culture. The General Director Stella Rollig pointed out how: “we are emerging from our anniversary year reinvigorated and ready for the next phase. Our program encourages meaningful encounters with art, enabling us to reach a broad audience and effectively communicate the social relevance of museums in a variety of contexts. In our vision, the museum of tomorrow is progressive and diverse, fosters learning through the arts. A museum that matters”.

On the New. Viennese Scenes and Beyond. Belvedere 21, until January 14, 2024. Circa fifty artistic perspectives trying to give a contrapuntal concept for the world new.

Louise Bourgeois. Persistent Antagonism. Lower Belvedere, until January 28, 2024. Early paintings: Bourgeois’s paintings from the 1930s and 1940s inrelation to later sculptures and printed works.

Robert Gabris. This Space is Too Small For Our Bodies. Belvedere 21, until February 18, 2024. The artist highlights the condition of the human body in relation to queerness, life beyond the human and marginalization on multiple fronts, going to trace an identity in the limits and on the peripheries.

The Belvedere. 300 Years a Venue for Art. Orangery, until February 25, 2024. A tribute to Belvedere’s history along a constant evolution including the Imperial Gallery.

Renate Bertlmann. Fragile Obsessions. Belvedere 21, until March 3, 2024. For the Austrian feminist avant-garde circa 200 works from the late 1960s to the new on show for the first time. 

Carlone Contemporary: Michail Michailov. Dust to Dust. Upper Belvedere, until April 14, 2024. From the Bulgarian Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale. Elements as hair, dust, marks and stains instill attention and challenge us to consider their value and existence.

Nedko Solakov. A Cornered Solo Show #3 (with Charles Esche as my artistic conscience). Upper Belvedere, until June 19, 2024. In the museum’s coatroom, arrival and departure, Solakov engages visitors with the themes of his art and wittily involves them in an inner dialogue with his artistic conscience.

Picture this! The Belvedere Collection from Cranach to Lassnig. Upper Belvedere, Permanent Collection. A chronological tour of the Belvedere’s world-famous collection from nineteenth century to the 1970s. 

Special Guest: Adele Bloch-Bauer II. From November 9, 2023 to February 11, 2024. Upper Belvedere. Back to Wien Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912-13) for scientific analysis and restoration at the Belvedere workshops. 

In the Eye of the Storm. Modernism in Ukraine. Lower Belvedere. From February 23 to June 2, 2024. An exhibition by Belvedere, Vienna with Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels and the Royal Academy of Arts, London in collaboration with the National Art Museum of Ukraine. First outside Ukraine, it shows how art is present inside cultural centers as Odesa, Lviv, Kyiv and Kharkiv.

Oliver Ressler. Belvedere 21. From March 1 to June 2, 2024. Among his production in outdoor works, installations, films and exhibitions topics about climate crisis, migration, forms of resistance, social alternatives, economy and democracy. 

Angelika Loderer. Soil Fictions. Belvedere 21. From March 6 to September 15, 2024. Tractions and tensions between the visible and the hidden, the ephemeral and the permanent. A site-specific installation is made for the occasion.

Broncia Koller-Pinell. An Artist and Her Network. Orangery. From March 15 to September 8, 2024. A closer look at her networks and efforts to promote the arts.

Tamuna Sirbiladze. Not Cool but Compelling. Belvedere 21. From March 22 to August 18, 2024. Her themes often revolve around representations of the sexuality, human body and vulnerability, which she translates in a figurative and abstract manner using a masterful palette of forms.

In-Sight: Franz Anton Maulbertsch. Upper Belvedere. April 12 to September 29, 2024. An exhibition as tribute to the 300th anniversary of Franz Anton Maulbertsch’s birth.

Carlone Contemporary: Dara Birnbaum, Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat dur. Upper Belvedere. Starting April 25, 2024. In relation the 200th birthday of Anton Bruckner with the installation by American artist Dara Birnbaum.

Hannah Höch. Assembled Worlds. Lower Belvedere. From June 21 to October 6, 2024. A major museum retrospective to the work of German Dadaist painter and photomontage artist Hannah Höch (1889-1978). An exhibition of the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern in collaboration with the Belvedere.

Visionary Spaces. Walter Pichler meets Friedrich Kiesler in a display by Sonia Leimer. Belvedere 21. From June 28 to October 6, 2024. The study of the space for Walter Pichler and the architectures by Friedrich Kiesler. An exhibition of the Belvedere, Vienna, in cooperation with the Kunstmuseen Krefeld.

Kazuko Miyamoto. Belvedere 21. From September 12, 2024 to January 19, 2025. A selection of Miyamoto’s key works, including String Pieces, paintings, drawings and installations. An exhibition conceived by Madre, Napoli.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Orangery From September 27, 2024 to February 2, 2025. The first monographic exhibition of his work in Austria. In cooperation with the Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki.

Civa Festival. Contemporary Immersive Virtual Art. Belvedere 21. Starting October 2, 2024. The edition of 2024 xplores how media art is situated in our society and the impact of current technologies on our lives. Through an exhibition and a hybrid program of talks, film screenings and live performances, CIVA brings together different international artistic and intellectual voices.

Amoako Boafo. Proper Love. Lower Belvedere. From October 25, 2024 to January 12, 2025. First museum exhibition dedicated to Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo. He portrays his friends, acquaintances and public figures, presenting a contemporary image of Black self-empowerment and selfperception.

Monster Chetwynd. Belvedere 21. From November 7, 2024 to February 9, 2025. A large sitespecific installation, which will be activated and animated by performers. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Tanzquartier Wien. Chetwynd’s art is inside film, performance, installation, painting and sculpture. 


©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo

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