City of Women

Today, hardly anyone knows who they were, even though they made a part of art history: artists such as Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke, and Erika Giovanna Klien contributed significantly to Viennese Modernism and artistic trends that manifested after the First World War. To commemorate these artists, their art, and their emancipatory achievements, a long overdue retrospective has now been staged in the Lower Belvedere.

The exhibition expands the view of Viennese Modernism and focuses on those women who actively helped shape the art scene at the beginning of the twentieth century. At that time, women who wanted to become artists were still at a severe disadvantage. They were denied access to education and artists’ associations, and thus to exhibition opportunities. In spite of these hurdles, some of them managed to successfully build a career. In the predominantly male art business, they had to fight hard to gain a foothold. They found training opportunities and developed strategies to market themselves. By establishing their own artists’ associations, they were able to network and become active in the art scene. Many of them exhibited at the Secession, the Hagenbund, the Salon Pisko, and the Miethke Gallery. Despite the fact that, in recent years, the lives and works of some of these formerly renowned artists have been researched and compiled into retrospectives, their work is still underestimated in importance and barely appreciated for what it is.

This show brings these women back into focus. On view, in part, are rediscovered works – some of which are being presented for the first time ever – by those artists who were known in their time, but whose eminence today has completely vanished. They were nonetheless able to leave their marks on art movements such as Atmospheric Impressionism (‘Stimmungsimpressionismus’), Secessionism, Expressionism, Kinetism, and New Objectivity.

Current Dates

  • Fri. 25 Jan 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Jan 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Jan 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 28 Jan 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 29 Jan 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 Jan 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 31 Jan 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 01 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

February

  • Mon. 04 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Feb 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

March

  • Fri. 01 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 31 Mar 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

April

  • Mon. 01 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 02 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 06 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 08 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 09 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 13 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 14 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 15 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 16 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 22 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 23 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 29 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 Apr 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

May

  • Wed. 01 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 07 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 13 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 14 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 May 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.