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Collection Art, Architecture, Design Exhibition University Gallery of the Angewandte

Schule Oberhuber
A collection as Program

An exhibition by Collection and Archive at Heiligenkreuzerhof – Gallery of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

HS 1/81/1/Pl

Oswald Oberhuber, "wir, du, sie, alle feiern ein halb-jahrhundert. oberhuber", 1981

Info

Location

University of Applied Arts Gallery at Heiligenkreuzerhof
Schönlaterngasse 5, stairs 8, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna

Duration

May 4 - July 2, 2022

Opening hours

Wednesday - Saturday 2 pm - 6 pm

Kurator:innen

Robert Müller, Cosima Rainer

Wissenschaftliches Projektteam

Judith Burger, Laura Egger-Karlegger, Silvia Herkt, Stefanie Kitzberger, Eva Marie Klimpel, Sofie Mathoi, Bernadette Reinhold

Ausstellungsgestaltung

Robert Müller

Curated by Cosima Rainer and Robert Müller, the exhibition looks at the seminal and multilayered practice of Oswald Oberhuber, its impact on the University of Applied Arts through the 1970s to the 1990s, and an art-political discourse which remains relevant to this day.

As an artist, exhibition organizer, critic and university rector, Oswald Oberhuber (1931-2020) embraced the idea of “permanent change”. His design concepts cut across all areas of the university, including the founding of an art collection. The critical engagement with “Austrian art history”, the university’s past as well as the effects of the Nazi regime on art and culture is pivotal to Oberhuber’s practice.

The exhibition Schule Oberhuber uses the holdings of Collection and Archive to examine the potential of a university collection to critically interrogate art historical narratives. At the former Imperial and Royal School of Arts and Crafts female students were admitted as early as 1867. Their art works within the collection allow a kind of alternative narrative to the prevailing art canon. Questioning the hierarchical separation of fine and applied arts was central to the pedagogical program, which offers new perspectives on art production. Drawing on his exhibition Österreichische Avantgarde 1900-1938. Ein unbekannter Aspekt (1976/77) (Austrian Avant-Garde 1900-1938. An Unknown Aspect), his large-scale sculpture Museum im Museum (1978), as well as other publications and projects, the exhibition reflects and expounds Oswald Oberhuber’s efforts for a revision of the prevailing canon of modernist art history and his proclamation for an alternative “art school”.

Works by numerous students and artists from the collection exemplify the progressive teaching approach at the former School of Arts and Crafts around 1900 and trace connections to the European avant-gardes as well as fundamentally debating matters of artistic form.

These debates on form unfold through the artistic exhibition design by the artist Robert Müller, which generates a space for the works to correspond with each other on different levels. At the same time, one finds a narrative thread that guides through the exhibition with Oberhuber's forms of design and mediation, such as his posters, furniture, and publications.

The exhibition locates Oswald Oberhuber’s commitment to a broader view of modernism far beyond fantasies of purity. The exhibition is a “school within the school”, that gives Oberhuber's work a new accessibility while continuing to address contemporary issues.

Including works a.o. by: Georg Adams-Teltscher, Rudolf Baschant, Eduard Bäumer, Ilse Bernheimer, Camilla Birke, Eugenie Blöch, Sándor Bortnyk, Alfred Buchta, Department Franz Čižek, Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, Oskar Donau, Anny Dollschein, Elsa Engel-Mainfelden, Mathilde Flögl, Helene Gschliesser-Cornaro, Albert Paris Gütersloh, Oswald Haerdtl, Franz Hagenauer, Margarete Hamerschlag, Gerta Hammerschmied, Carry Hauser, Josef Hoffmann, Franz Joseph Howanietz, Lilly Jacobsen, Hilde Jesser-Schmid, Lajos Kassák, Elisabeth Karlinsky, Paul Kirnig, Erika Giovanna Klien, Elisabeth Kudisch-Zuba, Maria Likarz-Strauss, Richard Loederer, Oskar Kokoschka, Broncia Koller-Pinell, Silvia Koller, František Kupka, Erich Mallina, Arnold Nechansky, Oswald Oberhuber, Dagobert Peche, Elisabeth Pfanhauser, Otto Prutscher, Gertrude Neuwirth-König, Johanna Reismayer-Fritsche, Felice Rix, L.W. Rochowanski, Otto Rudolf Schatz, Hugó Scheiber, Anna Schlechta-Truxa, Albert Schneck, Arnold Schönberg, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Max Snischek, Karl Steiner, Frieda Stökl, Oskar Strnad, Hans Strohofer, Marianne My Ullmann, Maria von Uchatius, Franz von Zülow, Otto Erich Wagner, Trude Waehner, Vally Wieselthier, Eduard Wimmer-Wisgrill, Bruno Zuckermann, Workshop Emmy Zweybrück

Curated by Cosima Rainer und Robert Müller

Project Team Collection and Archive: Judith Burger, Laura Egger-Karlegger, Silvia Herkt, Stefanie Kitzberger, Eva Marie Klimpel, Sofie Mathoi, Bernadette Reinhold
Exhibition Design: Robert Müller

In September - November 2022, as a follow up to the exhibition, the University Gallery will present an exhibition focusing on works from the collection by the artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis (1898 - 1944). Comprehensive publications will accompany both exhibitions.

Bilder

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

Exhibition view 'Schule Oberhuber'

Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photo: Manuel Lopez Carreon, kunst-dokumentation.com

2948/B

Erich Mallina, "Engelszug", 1904

Permanent Loan UniCredit Bank Austria AG

2812

Erika Giovanna Klien, Album Cover Design for Arnold Schönberg's "Verklärte Nacht", ca. 1950

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts, Photo: kunst-dokumentation.com

1586/2

Morphology course by Franz Čižek, Motion Study, ca. 1920

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts, Photo: kunst-dokumentation.com

2088

Ilse Bernheimer, Abstract Composition, 1913

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts, Photo: kunst-dokumentation.com

5335/O

Josef Hoffmann/Wilhelm Kopf, SOPRA LA PORTA, Relievo for the 14th exhibition at the Secession (Reconstruction), Design: 1902/Reconstruction: 1985

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts, Photo: kunst-dokumentation.com

4926/3

Leopold Wolfgang Rochowanski, Abstract Composition (study for pattern), ca. 1921

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts

562

Erika Giovanna Klien, "Revolution in Wien", 1930

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts

1187/B

Carry Hauser, "Selbstbildnis", 1920

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts

14.776

Elisabeth Karlinsky, Textile Pattern Design, ca. 1925

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts

7896

Otto Rudolf Schatz, "Sperrstunde", 1929

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts

Kass 71/1/Pl

Exhibition Poster "1 Ma. Kassák", 1971

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts, Photo: kunst-dokumentation.com

8976/1

Marianne (My) Ullmann, Abstract Composition, 1925

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts

4668

Hilda Schmid-Jesser, "Aelita begrüßt das nächtliche Erscheinen der Erde", ca. 1927

© Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts, Photo: kunst-dokumentation.com

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