This is the modern way

A refurbished Viennese museum offers the opportunity to discover some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

“The Essl Collection” features paintings by Arnulf Rainer, Elke Krystufek and Albert Oehlen as well as several photographs and sculptures and is now on display at the Albertina Modern. Located at the city centre’s Künstlerhaus, the gallery focuses on contemporary art from Austria and abroad.

The Künstlerhaus got an extensive makeover between 2017 and this year thanks to the generosity of Hans Peter Haselsteiner. The entrepreneur has also supported various refugee and children relief organisations throughout the past years.

The current exhibit might not be as comprehensive as some visitors expect it to be. Nevertheless, “The Essl Collection” does not disappoint as the brilliance of artists like Georg Baselitz and Alex Katz makes an instant impression.

Visit for information on opening hours, Covid-19 restrictions and ticket prices.

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