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“Contemporary Interpretations of Old Masters” at Kunsthistorisches Museum

Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527-1607) PALACE ARCHITECTURE WITH WALKERS around 1596 Picture Gallery Room IX
(© KHM-Museumsverband)

A collaborative project between graduates and experts has taken shape in a significant exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Viennese museum hosts “Reflections. 11 Contemporary Interpretations of Old Masters,” a show that delivers exactly what it promises. The exhibition runs until late February 2018.

The exhibition features works by 11 young photographers who were selected by a top-level jury. The artworks reflect a wide spectrum of different approaches and their execution in the photography and other artistic mediums. For over 30 years, pupils studying to become photographers at the Graphische (Höhere Graphische BundeLehr- und Versuchsanstalt) have drawn inspiration from paintings in the Picture Gallery for their works. The main aim of the project “Bilder nach Bildern” (paintings after paintings) is to encourage an intellectual confrontation with a selected Old Master artwork. It also aids in learning how to utilize the picture gallery as a reservoir of ideas for contemporary solutions and delving into one’s own creativity.

The project is an initiative of Stefan Zeisler, creative director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and an alumnus of the photography class, and also by a group of dedicated graduates who further developed this school project supervised by Wolfgang Vogg, teacher of art history and media studies.

“Reflections 11 Contemporary Interpretations Of Old Masters” runs through February 25, 2018 at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/755804/museum-overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.