The exhibition Albertina Contemporary will be closed from 28 to 29 October 2013.
The works currently on display are a selection of approximately 120 pieces from the Albertina's collection of contemporary art, with a focus on the highlights of the museum's collections. Works by Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Markus Lüpertz, Franz Gertsch, Maria Lassnig, Florentina Pakosta, Arnulf Rainer, Robert Longo and Herbert Brandl are amongst the samples at the heart of this year's exposition of contemporary artworks at the Albertina.
Since its foundation in 1776, art of the relevant period has always found a place at the centre of new acquisitions. In continuation of the tradition established at the very outset and observed by the collection's initiator, Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, contemporary works on paper are an essential ingredient of museum policy governing collections and exhibitions. The exhibition of the museum's own items of contemporary art, allowing insights into the most recent period of art history, is thus a core task for the Albertina and one which adheres closely to tradition.