Talking Heads: Contemporary Dialogues with F.X. Messerschmidt

8 March–18 August 2019

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Mara Mattuschka, Messerschmidt 2, 2018. Gottwald Desala, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna 2019.

Fury, fear, lust – depictions of psychological extremes still exert a fascination on artists and viewers today. But in our “facial society,” what remains a valid form of (self-)portrait beyond the realm of Facebook and selfies? Using Messerschmidt’s famous Character Heads as a springboard, the exhibition at the Orangery takes a head on look at the human face.

(Photo by Armin Plankensteiner.)

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