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Austrian Contemporary Art

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.

HERMANN J PAINITZ, Demonstration und Reihung der Bildelemente, 1966. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
HERMANN J PAINITZ, Demonstration und Reihung der Bildelemente, 1966. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
SIEGFRIED ANZINGER, Buddha I, 1993. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
SIEGFRIED ANZINGER, Buddha I, 1993. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
HERMANN J PAINITZ, VIER, 1991. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
HERMANN J PAINITZ, VIER, 1991. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Einundzwanzig (Variationsplastik), 1967; Tetraktys, 2015/16; Formation kreisförmiger Elemente oder zusammengesetzte Form, 1968; Abläufe – Kreisläufe – Reihungen
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Einundzwanzig (Variationsplastik), 1967; Tetraktys, 2015/16; Formation kreisförmiger Elemente oder zusammengesetzte Form, 1968; Abläufe – Kreisläufe – Reihungen" mit vier Kupfer- und zwei Farbkupferstichen, 1966. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Demonstration eines Ablaufes über sechs Bilder, 1968; Demonstration und Reihung der Bildelemente, 1966. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Demonstration eines Ablaufes über sechs Bilder, 1968; Demonstration und Reihung der Bildelemente, 1966. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Hinter den Erscheinungen…, 2006; Tetraktys, 2015; Tetraktys, 2015/16. Courtesy Artmark Galerie, Vienna. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Hinter den Erscheinungen…, 2006; Tetraktys, 2015; Tetraktys, 2015/16. Courtesy Artmark Galerie, Vienna. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Geburtstag, 2006; Oskar Schlemmer, 2001; Kasimir Malewitsch, 2001. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Geburtstag, 2006; Oskar Schlemmer, 2001; Kasimir Malewitsch, 2001. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
ALOIS MOSBACHER, Untitled, 1980. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
ALOIS MOSBACHER, Untitled, 1980. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
HUBERT SCHMALIX, Isabel Drive, Fresnaida 01, 2005. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
HUBERT SCHMALIX, Isabel Drive, Fresnaida 01, 2005. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) SIEGFRIED ANZINGER, Hosenträgermadonna, 2004/05; ERWIN WURM, Liegende, 1983; HUBERT SCHMALIX, Untitled (Häuserbild), 1999; Isabel Drive, Fresnaida 02, 2005; Isabel Drive, Fresnaida 01, 2005. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) SIEGFRIED ANZINGER, Hosenträgermadonna, 2004/05; ERWIN WURM, Liegende, 1983; HUBERT SCHMALIX, Untitled (Häuserbild), 1999; Isabel Drive, Fresnaida 02, 2005; Isabel Drive, Fresnaida 01, 2005. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the 1980s in Austria", 2017. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) FRITZ PANZER, Schreibstube, 2008; ALFRED KLINKAN, Schani geht ins Wirtshaus, 1972. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) FRITZ PANZER, Schreibstube, 2008; ALFRED KLINKAN, Schani geht ins Wirtshaus, 1972. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the 1980s in Austria", 2017. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Einundzwanzig (Variationsplastik), 1967. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
HERMANN J. PAINITZ, Einundzwanzig (Variationsplastik), 1967. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) WOLFGANG ERNST, Untitled, 2015; Untitled, 2015; Untitled, 1994; Untitled, 2015; Untitled, 2015. Courtesy Galerie Gerhard Sommer. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) WOLFGANG ERNST, Untitled, 2015; Untitled, 2015; Untitled, 1994; Untitled, 2015; Untitled, 2015. Courtesy Galerie Gerhard Sommer. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) WOLFGANG ERNST, SYNKATABASIS, 2016; CREATOR SPIRITUS – EXITUS MORTIS, 1998; Untitled, 1994. Courtesy Galerie Gerhard Sommer.  © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) WOLFGANG ERNST, SYNKATABASIS, 2016; CREATOR SPIRITUS – EXITUS MORTIS, 1998; Untitled, 1994. Courtesy Galerie Gerhard Sommer. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
WOLFGANG ERNST, FERMENT – AZUR, 1995. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
WOLFGANG ERNST, FERMENT – AZUR, 1995. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) MICHAEL KIENZER, Untitled, 2003; Untitled, 1995; GUNTER DAMISCH, Leuchtrotsilberwegnetz, 2013; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled, 2001; PETER KOGLER, Untitled, 2010. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) MICHAEL KIENZER, Untitled, 2003; Untitled, 1995; GUNTER DAMISCH, Leuchtrotsilberwegnetz, 2013; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled, 2001; PETER KOGLER, Untitled, 2010. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the 1980s in Austria", 2017. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) ROMAN SCHEIDL, Große Wasser, 1997; BRIGITTE KOWANZ, L. I. W. M.S.-ivesflu, 1996; FRANZ GRAF Untitled, 1986. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) ROMAN SCHEIDL, Große Wasser, 1997; BRIGITTE KOWANZ, L. I. W. M.S.-ivesflu, 1996; FRANZ GRAF Untitled, 1986. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the1980s in Austria", 2017. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled, 1998; Untitled, 2002; HANS KUPELWIESER, Schraube geschnitten, 1987; GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, Untitled, 1984; ERWIN WURM, Untitled (Hose), 1988. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled, 1998; Untitled, 2002; HANS KUPELWIESER, Schraube geschnitten, 1987; GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, Untitled, 1984; ERWIN WURM, Untitled (Hose), 1988. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the 1980s in Austria", 2017. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HERBERT BRANDL, Der Wasserfall II, 1982; FRANZ WEST, Untitled, 1996; Paßstück; HERBERT BRANDL, Untitled, 1984; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Nerv, 1988. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) HERBERT BRANDL, Der Wasserfall II, 1982; FRANZ WEST, Untitled, 1996; Paßstück; HERBERT BRANDL, Untitled, 1984; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Nerv, 1988. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the 1980s in Austria", 2017. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) ALFRED KLINKAN, Schani geht ins Wirtshaus, 1972; JAKOB GASTEIGER, 4. 5.  2006; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled 03, 2010; Untitled, 2015; OTTO ZITKO, Untitled, 2000; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled, 2001; HANNES PRIESCH, BUY WAR NOW, 2002; BUSH WAR, 2002; Jesus and George: You are either with us, 2005; MICHAEL KIENZER, Untitled, 2003; GUNTER DAMISCH, Leuchtrotsilberwegnetz, 2013; Fahles Weltwegzellenfeld, 2011; FRITZ PANZER, Schreibstube, 2008; FRANZ GRAF, Untitled. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) ALFRED KLINKAN, Schani geht ins Wirtshaus, 1972; JAKOB GASTEIGER, 4. 5. 2006; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled 03, 2010; Untitled, 2015; OTTO ZITKO, Untitled, 2000; ERWIN BOHATSCH, Untitled, 2001; HANNES PRIESCH, BUY WAR NOW, 2002; BUSH WAR, 2002; Jesus and George: You are either with us, 2005; MICHAEL KIENZER, Untitled, 2003; GUNTER DAMISCH, Leuchtrotsilberwegnetz, 2013; Fahles Weltwegzellenfeld, 2011; FRITZ PANZER, Schreibstube, 2008; FRANZ GRAF, Untitled. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the 1980s in Austria", 2017. Courtesy Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid; Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck/Vienna. © Otto Zitko and Museum Liaunig, Austria
(l–r) HANS KUPELWIESER, Untitled, 2010; GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, #10130 Picture, 2013. Installation view from the exhibition
(l–r) HANS KUPELWIESER, Untitled, 2010; GERWALD ROCKENSCHAUB, #10130 Picture, 2013. Installation view from the exhibition "Continuity and Disruptions – ways in the “New Painting“ in the 1980s in Austria", 2017. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
ROMAN SCHEIDL, Der Kleine Wagen, 1982. © Museum Liaunig, Austria
ROMAN SCHEIDL, Der Kleine Wagen, 1982. © Museum Liaunig, Austria