Vienna Secession—Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, and the Art of their Time

“To every time its art. To art its freedom”—this combative motto guided the circle of young artists and architects around Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser who, in 1897, founded the Association of Artists Vienna Secession to promote their radically novel ideas. Only a year later, they inaugurated their new exhibition building on Karlsplatz.

Designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich, the Secession’s home is now widely regarded as an iconic work of art-nouveau architecture. Its programmatic stylistic vocabulary exudes the new movement’s confidence and youthful vigor. One central element of the original building’s symbolism was a frieze by Koloman Moser depicting a group of maidens bearing a wreath. An embodiment of Dionysian ecstasy, their dance was a vital counterbalance to the laurel tendrils in the golden dome and on the building’s façade, which symbolize the Apollonian principle of form, order, and strength.

A reconstruction of the plaster relief on the building’s rear façade, which was knocked down in 1908, will be installed in 2017. It will be one highlight of the exhibition Vienna Secession—Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, and the Art of their Time. In addition to materials related to the planned reconstruction of Moser’s wreath bearers, the display on the building’s exterior as well as inside the Secession will present selected works and documents from the early period of the Association of Artists. Visitors will also want to see the famous Beethoven Frieze, Klimt’s tribute to the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Created for the XIVth exhibition of the Secession in 1902, it is on permanent display at the Secession.

Current Dates

The exact date will be published later.

All Dates

March 2018

  • Tue. 13 Mar 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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April 2018

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May 2018

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June 2018

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July 2018

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August 2018

  • Wed. 01 Aug 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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  • Tue. 14 Aug 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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September 2018

  • Sat. 01 Sep 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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October 2018

  • Tue. 02 Oct 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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