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Beethoven
Excites
Inspires
Touches
Overwhelms
Provokes
Amazes
moves

29.9.2020–24.1.2021

KUNSTHISTORISCHES
MUSEUM VIENNA

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna presents, in cooperation with the Archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, an unusual homage to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).

His universal and unique reception, the epochal significance of his music, but also the perception of his deified persona, create numerous entry points; high and popular culture, commerce and politics all form an inexhaustible reservoir for inspiration and appropriation.

The exhibition brings together paintings by Caspar David Friedrich, sketchbooks by J. M. W. Turner, graphic works by Francisco de Goya, Anselm Kiefer and Jorinde Voigt, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Rebecca Horn and a new work developed for the exhibition by Tino Sehgal, a video by Guido van der Werve and much more, all of which are brought into dialogue with the music and persona of Beethoven. The exhibition will thus build a bridge with the present: masterpieces of fine art form connections with music and silence.

SET THE MOOD FOR ‘BEETHOVEN MOVES’: PODCAST & PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

Beethoven moves, even when everything appears to have come to a standstill around us. That also applies to our great Beethoven exhibition, now scheduled to open on 29 September. Ease the wait with spotify, where we offer a PODCAST as well as a PLAYLIST arranged especially for our unique homage to Beethoven: listen in and set the mood for Beethoven Moves…

Baldesari at the Kunsthistorischem Museum Vienna

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