Appointment with a Collection
This show is a rendezvous with artefacts that visitors to the Nordico have not previously met and about which they know nothing or only very little. Why are parts of a museum’s collection virtually never visible? Are some objects not worthy of being exhibited? Exhibitions generally focus on highlights placed in the limelight to communicate knowledge. May the works in a collection not also primarily communicate sensory pleasure?
This exhibition is an experimental arrangement that approaches the Nordico’s collection of around 120,000 exhibits in an unprecedented manner. There is no overriding theme concentrating on a certain area of the collection or favouring certain types of content over others. Things with different origins and purposes are presented together as in a cabinet of curiosities and wonder. Everything is of equal value, whether small or large, old or relatively new, made of costly materials or of little material value, whether an outstanding painting or a simple everyday object.
Blind Date offers unusual visual experiences and presents the Stadtmuseum as a place of creative research. Visitors are invited to approach the exhibits with complete impartiality and aesthetic sensibility. A totally new perspective on the Nordico collection that sharpens the perception and awakens the joy of discovery.
Curator: Sabine Fellner
Exhibition Design: Silvia Merlo
Curious, everyday, large, small and precious objects from the garter to the work of art among others from Anatole Ak, Elisa Andessner, Iris Andraschek, Gerhard Balder, Christa Bauer-Jelinek, Christine Bauer & Arnold Pichler, Ellen Bittner, Gerhard Brandl, Dietmar Brehm, Klemens Brosch, Bernhard Cella, Wolfram Dachauer, Raoul Dufy, Astrid Esslinger, Kristian Fenzl, Margit Feyerer-Fleischanderl, Klemens Figlhuber, Bernhard Fuchs, Wolfgang Georgsdorf, Rainer Gamsjäger, Philippe Gerlach, Heinz Göbel, Moritz Götze, Doris Grininger & Christian Huber, Katharina Gruzei, Reinhard Gupfinger, Gerhard Gutenberger, Ursula Guttmann, Alfred Haberpointner, Wolfgang Hanghofer, Alfred Hansl, Egon Hofmann, Markus Huemer, Johann Jascha, Anton S. Kehrer, Gülbin Koçak, Helmut Kolar, Oskar Kokoschka, Maximilian Koller, Paul Kranzler, Peter Herbert Kraml, Auguste Kronheim, Stefan Kuntner, Evelyn Kuntscher, Katharina Lackner, Josef Linschinger, Pepi Maier, Matthias May, Paula May-Pillesmüller, Margret Mayer-Nordström, Gerlinde Miesenböck, Maria Moser, Alois Nimmervoll, Robert Oltay, Liselotte Pach, Renate Payer, Max Pechstein, August von Pettenkofen, Monika Pichler, Carl Anton Reichel, Johann Baptist Reiter, Annerose Riedl, Margit Riezinger, Helga Schager, Leo Schatzl, Adele Schäffer, Martin Scheiber, Egon Schiele, Franz Sedlacek, Hannelore Sollmann, Peter Sommerauer, Claudia Steiner, Thomas Steiner, Herbert Christian Stöger, Ewald Walser, Anton Watzl, Leopold Zinnögger
Colors of the exhibition
The colors for this exhibition were kindly provided by Farrow & Ball. Inspired by the colors of the exhibition? Ask at the cash desk for the free Farrow & Ball color card.