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Beethoven
moves

25 MARCH TO 5 JULY 2020

KUNSTHISTORISCHES
MUSEUM VIENNA


AUGUSTE RODIN

REBECCA HORN

JAN COSSIERS

CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH

ANSELM KIEFER

FRANCISCO DE GOYA

JORINDE VOIGT

TINO SEHGAL

GUIDO VAN DER WERVE

AYŞE ERKMEN

IDRIS KHAN

J.M.W. TURNER

JOHN BALDESSARI

Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), L'Age d'airain (The Bronze Age), 1880
Plaster, 184 × 62 cm
© MuMa Le Havre / Charles Maslard

Rebecca Horn (*1944), Concert for Anarchy, 1990
Piano, hydraulic cylinder, compressor, 150 × 106 × 155 cm
Photographer: Attilio Maranzano
© 2019: Rebecca Horn / Bildrecht, Wien 2020

Jan Cossiers (1600–1671), Prometheus, 1636–1638
Oil on canvas, 182 × 113 cm
© Photographic Archive. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), Abendlicher Wolkenhimmel, 1824
Oil on canvas, 12.5 × 21.2 cm
© Belvedere, Vienna, Photo: Johannes Stoll

Anselm Kiefer (*1945), Über uns der gestirnte Himmel, in uns das moralische Gesetz, 1969–2010
Photo (B/W) on paper with overpaintings, 63 × 83.2 cm
ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), Los Caprichos: Ya es hora. (It is time), 1799
Etching, aquatint, 21.5 × 15.1 cm
Albertina, Vienna, www.albertina.at

Jorinde Voigt (*1977), Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata no. 14 (Opus 27, no. 2), “Moonlight”, 2012
Ink, pencil on paper, 86.5 × 140 cm
© Jorinde Voigt, Bildrecht, Wien 2020

Guido van der Werve (*1977), Nummer Acht, everything is going to be alright, 2007
16 mm to HD, 10:10 min
© Guido van der Werve; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

Idris Khan (*1978), Struggling to Hear… After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas, 2005
Lambda digital C print mounted on aluminium, 258 × 192 × 5 cm
© Idris Khan Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), Fire at the Grand Storehouse of the Tower of London, 1841
Watercolour on paper, 23.5 × 32.5 cm
Photo © Tate

John Baldessari (1931–2020), Beethoven’s Trumpet (with Ear) Opus # 133, 2007
Resin, fibre glass, bronze, aluminium, electronics, L 179 cm, W 110 cm, H 42 cm (Ear); L 224 cm, W 130 cm (Trumpet)
Photo Timo Ohler
© John Baldessari Courtesy of the artist, Sprüth Magers and Beyer Projects

Auguste Rodin L Age d airain
Rebecca Horn Concert For Anarchy
Jan Cossiers Prometeo Trayendo el Fuego
Caspar David Friedrich Abendlicher Wolkenhimmel
Anselm Kiefer Über uns der Gestirnte Himmel in uns das moralische Gesetz
Goya_Ya-es-hora.jpg
Jorinde Voigt Ludwig van Beethoven Sonate Nr: 14
Guido van der Werve Everything is Going to be Alright
Idris Khan Struggling to Hear After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas
JMW Turner Fire at the Grand Storehouse of the Tower of London
John Baldessari Beethoven Trumpet with Ear
 

“but freedom and progress are our true aim in the world of art, just as in the great creation at large, …”

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Beethoven
Moves

In the spring of 2020, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, in cooperation with the Archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, will present 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.

Guido van der Werve