Sliced into the green hills of Austria’s Carinthia district you’ll find the sleek, exposed concrete building that the Museum Liaunig calls home.
Designed by the Viennese architects Querkraft, a whopping ninety percent of the rooms at Museum Liaunig are located underground, in the belly of the hill. Opening in 2008, collector Herbert W. Liaunig had the space dramatically expanded in 2014 to make way for the mammoth collection of some 3 000 works, including key pieces of Austrian postwar art by artists such as Arnulf Rainer and Maria Lassnig.
In addition to the expansive collection of postwar Austrian art, Liaunig is also an avid collector of younger positions, as well as having a historical collection of decorated glass and portrait miniatures from the 16th to 19th century and a rounded presentation of African beaded art. Since it’s opening in 2008, the museum has gone on to exhibit over 250 artists, all of whom are included in Liaunig’s collection
In their second online exhibition, we present works from the Museum Liaunig.