Arnold Schönberg & Karl Kraus
The anniversary exhibition "Arnold Schönberg & Karl Kraus" on the 150th birthdays of the composer and the writer focuses on their networks and points of intersection.
Advocating progress in music, Schönberg embodied the courage to break with conventions. In keeping with the interdisciplinary orientation of Viennese Modernism, the composer also expressed himself as a writer and painter. As a censor of language, Kraus fought an unrelenting battle against corrupting newspaper phrases, double standards and esthetic uniformity. The two jubilarians were united by an unspoken understanding of artistic and social matters, and by a shared ethical program which aimed at a claim to truth in all areas of art.