• Begin: 2/1/2018
  • End: 4/1/2018
  • curated by: Gabriele Baumgartner, Semirah Heilingsetzer
  • Opening: Wed, January 31, 2018 | 6.30 pm

JOSEF MIKL The Satirical Work

The focus of the exhibition about the Austrian painter Josef Mikl is the unique oeuvre of sketch books, single text pages, episcope images, and notebooks, which came to the MUSA through a donation by Brigitte Bruckner-Mikl. In biting satires and pointed depictions Mikl reacted against his contemporaries and the art establishment at that time with adventurous stories, such as his “Magic Horse” notebooks, or the “Cultural Conference Worpswede.” With probably his most famous figure – the journalist eater Hawranek – he created an outlet against criticism: “Many years ago, when the earth was still flat, the Hawranek already bit newspapers and journalists to pieces.”

The artist separated his pointed social satire from his painterly work, which was at its peak with ceiling- and wall paintings in the Great Redoutensaal of the Vienna Hofburg after its fire in 1992.

The focus of this exhibition on his satirical work allows for a closer look into Mikl’s personality and his view of contemporaries and the cultural establishment.

Curators | Gabriele Baumgartner, Semirah Heilingsetzer

 

Thursday, 01.03., 6:30pm
Discussion: Kunstkritik im Wandel
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Sunday, 11.03., 2pm
guided tour
JOSEF MIKL. DAS SATIRISCHE WERK
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Sunday, 18.03., 2pm
guided tour
JOSEF MIKL. DAS SATIRISCHE WERK
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 Josef Mikl, Das Wunderpferd oder auch Zauberpferd, 1948 © Wien Museum

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Opening

Opening: Wed, January 31, 2018 | 6.30 pm
Exhibition period: February 1 – April 1, 2018

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