Zoran Music and Joannis Avramidis

22. May - 13. September 2019
W&K Palais
Renngasse 4 | W&K Palais
opening hours
Tue-Fri 11am-5pm
W&K-Wienerroither & Kohlbacher will present paintings and paper works by the Slovenian artist Zoran Music (1909 - 2005) at the baroque Palais Schönborn-Batthyány. The exhibition is a joint project with Galerie MAGNET and the information platform Zoran Music-COMARTE.

The exhibition features depictions of the Dalmatian karst landscape. Music works of the barren hilly worlds of Tuscany and Umbria, urban scenes from Paris and Venice and genre scenes of farmers and fishermen will be shown in the unique setting of the W&K-Palais. Also on show are works from his Cavallini series, depicting horses which become to him a symbol of freedom. Works from his 1970s series We Are Not the Last are included, in which the artist processed his experiences during his captivity in Dachau.

The exhibition Zoran Music is complemented by sculptures by the Greek-Austrian sculptor Joannis Avramids. Born in Batumi in 1922, Avramidis is one of the most important protagonists of Austrian sculpture. Striving for a balance between an emphasis on the figure and a simultaneous abstraction of form, Avramidis developed a highly independent style based on Greek-archaic and classical sculptures.

Monograph| Zoran Music: The European Fascination of Painting
Galerie MAGNET will present a catalogue about Zoran Music with texts by Peter Handke, collector and Music expert Siegbert Metelko as well as the art curators Ivan Ristic and Natasa Ivanovic.