Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien shows Man Ray

Exhibition on show from 14 February to 24 June 2018 in the exhibition building on Freyung in Vienna.

Man Ray, Le Violon d’Ingres, 1924 (1990), Silbergelatineprint, Courtesy Galerie Johannes Faber © MAN RAY TRUST/ Bildrecht, Wien, 2017/18

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Man Ray (1890-1976) is renowned by the great majority today as a photographer. But in fact he was one of the most productive and versatile artists of the twentieth century. While he has long been celebrated as an icon in the USA, in Europe scanty attention has been paid to his complete oeuvre until now.

The exhibition in the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien aims to reverse this situation by spotlighting the universal artist Man Ray. Around 200 works from international lenders, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tate London, the Collection Marion Meyer in Paris and the Fondazione Marconi in Milan, show Man Ray's pioneering intermedial and therefore extraordinarily contemporary approach. Painting, photography, drawing, assemblage, aerography, film, book and object art - there is practically no medium in which Man Ray didn't work: accordingly, this gives rise to a multifaceted, poetic and often humorous panorama, enabling us to get to know the "complete Man Ray" for the first time.

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