Arnulf Rainer

  • LASSNIG - RAINER: The Early Work
    February 1, 2019 - March 19, 2019
    LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
    Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1
    4020 Linz

    In 1948, Maria Lassnig and Arnulf Rainer met in Klagenfurt. The years that followed had a great influence on their artistic work - visible until today. The exhibition dedicated to two of the most renowned Austrian artists showcases this creative assimilation while also focusing on each artist’s own individual styles.

    The exhibition, which is on at the Lentos until May, will travel to Klagenfurt in summer, the place this artistic collaboration initiated.

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  • Retrospektive
    February 28, 2015 - May 3, 2015
    Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany

    On the occasion of Arnulf Rainer´s 85th birthday the Museum Frieder Burda recognizes the Austrian artist with a comprehensive retrospective in which essential works representative of the significant phases of his complex oeuvre will be presented.In addition to works from the artist’s extensive oeuvre that are held in the Collection Frieder Burda, the exhibition will include works on loan from international museums and private lenders.

    The exhibition spans from Rainer’s early work with their abstract designs, overpaintings, and crucifixes to the self-representations in the “Face Farces” and “Body Poses“ series, as well as the death masks and veil paintings. In addition, recently created works will be presented.

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    © Arnulf Rainer, 2015; Foto: Albertina, Peter Ertl und Caroline Heider

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    May 26, 2013 - October 27, 2013
    Arnulf Rainer Museum
    Baden, Austria

    In this exhibition curated by Rudi Fuchs, large-format paintings by Arnulf Rainer encounter the room-filling installations and pictorial objects by Italian Arte Povera artist Mario Merz. The exhibition of around seventy works, which has been put together in collaboration with the Merz Foundation. Painting and panel paintings by Arnulf Rainer (b. 1929) from the 1990s with their main motif, the cross, are shown. These T-shaped works, some of which were called "angel paintings" by Rainer, symbolize the apparel of angels, though this is divorced from any religious meaning.



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    October 20, 2012 - April 8, 2013
    Arnulf Rainer Museum Baden (A)

    The Arnulf Rainer Museum in Baden just opened „New, Unfigured, and Interesting“ showcasing Arnulf Rainer`s artistic universe in a more comprehensive and richer way by using specific aspects of this approach in order to take a fresh look at what has already been presented, but also to shed light on completely unknown positions from the artists oeuvre. A major part of these works has never previously been shown in public, so a surprising wealth of work is now appearing in a museum for the first time.


    With this new exhibition, Rainer reveals a vegetative world to us, full of blooms and marked by sensual images. He complements the exotic world and makes it his own. It is a world whose name is reminiscent of ancient arenas, where gladiators and wild animals appeared and people practised weightlessness.

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  • Donation
    From January 23, 2012
    Pinakothek der Moderne
    München, Germany

    The artist is donating 110 of his works to the Pinakothek der Moderne. Started with seven works of art in 1950, this museum has reached world renown with regard to quantity and quality within just a few decades. The artist's great gesture goes along with the opening of a new space dedicated to his work.

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    October 14, 2011 - April 30, 2012
    Arnulf Rainer Museum
    Baden, Austria

    This exhibition curated by art historian, Rudi Fuchs, confronts recent work by Georg Baselitz and Arnulf Rainer in the historical setting of the former Frauenbad thermal bath in Baden. Fuchs says, "Watching these two artists in their studios - whether devising new works or experimenting with unfamiliar strategies - is a delight." 

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