In the exhibition, Chinese contemporary art (Collection of Blue Mountain Contemporary Art) is brought closer to the collection of the Museum Liaunig. An opportunity for new understandings, for throwing new types of lights.
After introductory words by DI Peter Liaunig and curator Dr. Alexandra Grimmer, the visitors will enter the exhibition through an approximately 100-meter-long corridor. The works, many of which have never been seen in Austria before, and the breathtaking architecture of the museum are simply impressive. The exhibition space oozes a harmonious atmosphere, and you could feel the passion for art emanating from both curator Dr Alexandra Grimmer and collector DI Peter Liaunig. The pictures in this article are only meant to be a little teaser, a foretaste – you have to see and feel the exhibition yourself.
Exhibition: Follow the Rabbit. Taking stock of a collection and its reception through contemporary Chinese art
In 2023, the Liaunig Collection is showing a new side by opening the door to the Far East and presenting itself in juxtaposition with contemporary Chinese art. The Year of the Rabbit – according to the Chinese lunar calendar – is intended to invite visitors to embark on a journey in which they follow the rabbit down its hole, in a reference to Lewis Carroll’s tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in order to engage with a new world within…
Artists: Marc Adrian, Siegfried Anzinger, Claus Mayrhofer Barabbas, Alfredo Barsuglia, Wolfgang Becksteiner, Birdhead (Song Tao und Ji Weiyu), Herbert Brandl, Cai Dongdong, Friedrich Cerha, Chen Shuo, Chen Yujun, Cui Guotai, Gunter Damisch, Dong Wensheng, Peter Dörflinger, Loys Egg, Wolfgang Ernst, Judith Fegerl, Johann Feilacher, Feng Lianghong, Tone Fink, Frederik Foert, Adolf Frohner, Clemens Fürtler, Bruno Gironcoli, Franz Graf, Guan Yinfu, Alfred Haberpointner, Ilse Haider, Fritz Hartlauer, Uwe Hauenfels, He Wei, Wolfgang Herzig, Huang Min, Othmar Jaindl, Franco Kappl, Alfred Klinkan, Edgar Knoop, Kurt „Kappa“ Kocherscheidt, Kiki Kogelnik, Peter Kogler, Cornelius Kolig, Peter Krawagna, Suse Krawagna, Maria Lassnig, Franz Lerch, Li Hui, Liang Yue, Li Qing, Christoph Luger, Markus Lüpertz, Ma Jun, Ma Jia, János Megyik, Alois Mosbacher, Gerhardt Moswitzer, Osamu Nakajima, Hermann Nitsch, Markus Oehlen, Franz Xaver Ölzant, Max Peintner, Helga Philipp, Franz Pichler, Rudolf Polanszky, Peter Pongratz, Drago j. Prelog, Norbert Pümpel, Arnulf Rainer, Bianca Regl, Robert Schaberl, Hubert Scheibl, Roman Scheidl, Meina Schellander, Alfons Schilling, Hubert Schmalix, Martin Schnur, Christian Schwarzwald, Fabian Seiz, Zbyněk Sekal, Shi Jiongwen, Rudi Stanzel, Josef Sulek, Sun Xun, Helmut Swoboda, Robert Tauber, Jorrit Tornquist, Walter Vopava, Manfred Wakolbinger, Wang Lei, Wang Yifan, Walter Weer, Alfred Wickenburg, Erwin Wurm, Xie Molin, Xu Hongxiang, Xu Jingyu, Yang Gang, Yang Hongwei, Robert Zeppel-Sperl, Zhai Liang, Zhang Enli, Zhang Wuyun, Zong Ning
Exhibition: Follow the Rabbit – Taking stock of a collection and its reception through contemporary Chinese art. Curated by Alexandra Grimmer in Cooperation with BMCA Collection
Exhibition duration: 30.4.-29.10. 2023, Wed-Sun 10:00-18:00
Blue Mountain Contemporary Art (BMCA) is a collection of contemporary Chinese art based in Vienna. Since its foundation in 2013, the BMCA defines itself as part of China’s dynamic art scene, maintains close contact with its artists and focuses on works that critically engage with their time and surroundings. The aim is not to witness passing trends but to acquire and cultivate unique works with a long-term impact. Since the BMCA Collection moved its headquarters from Beijing to Vienna, its focus has been on making its works visible in international projects. The continuous presence of current Chinese contemporary art in an international context is as important as “Capturing the Moment in China”, which has been BMCA’s credo since the beginning. BMCA works on its mission to shift the perception of China’s emerging artists as strong international positions, and no longer as Chinese phenomena, as defined in the years of China’s first generation of contemporary artists. Numerous exhibition projects at various venues in China, Israel and Vienna preceded over the past nine years and form the basis of the BMCA Collection, which also sees itself as a project platform. In addition to exhibitions, artist residencies and collaborations between Chinese and European artists, the realisation of exhibition catalogues and artists’ books is a further focus. With this multi-layered approach to contemporary Chinese art, the BMCA Collection aims to raise awareness of artistic positions and strengthen their perception both in Europe and in China. www.bmca-art.com