Romanticism and Early Modernism

Universalmuseum Joanneum, Neue Galerie, Graz
Since October 2012

Egon Schiele, Stadtende (Der Häuserbogen III) (Town end, from the cycle House bend III), 1917, oil on canvas © Universalmuseum Joanneum

The Neue Galerie Collection developed as the result of a variety of artistic directions and media, ranging from historical to contemporary, from local to international positions. The artistic currents represented are Biedermeier, Jugendstil, (regional) forms of Expressionism and Classical Modernism, positions of Austrian and international painting after 1945 (including the so-called “trigon” countries), Viennese Actionism, Media and Concept Art etc., in such varied media as painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, video and installation works. This variety is to be conveyed to the public as part of a permanent, yet at the same time, flexibly conceived exhibition collection in the Joanneum Quarter. This means that individual parts of the exhibition are exchanged or renewed at regular intervals. This ensures the widest possible overview of the collection assets over the years, and, moreover, a so-called “permanent exhibition” becomes more attractive through continuous change.