Linz meets America American Art at the Linz Castle Museum
Exhibition, 19 November 2019 to 29 March 2020
American flair moves into the castle museum in November: With over 200 works of American art from 1960 to the present day, the largest Pop Art exhibition to date comes from the Albertina to Linz. Works by artists with resounding names such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg will be on display.
Pop Art brings about a significant break in American art and clearly sets itself apart from the abstract works that dominated the scene before it. In the 1960s, the artists turned in a completely new way to themes of everyday American life and processed the traumas and catastrophes of American society. Even the commercial image production of advertising, and even the low art of cartoons, were adapted for their purposes.
At the center of the exhibition, which has never before been shown in this way, is the treatment of mass media and Americanization. Like no other nation, the USA has relied so much on the power and effect of images and symbols. The exhibition at the Schlossmuseum is intended to illustrate how closely our notions of truth and reality, of facts and fake news, are related to America's visual culture.
Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman.
American Art from the Albertina Museum
Duration: 19 November 2019 to 29 March 2020
Opening hours Castle museum:
Tuesday to Sunday, public holiday: 10am to 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 9 pm
Adults: 6,50 €
Reduced ticket: 4,50 €
Groups from 8 adults: 5 €