David Hockney: INSIGHTS. Reflecting the Tate Collection
The exhibition can be viewed in the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien untill 19 June 2022
Images of the exhibition in the media database
Videos of the exhibition on YouTube
Vienna – In its major 2022 spring exhibition, the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is showing the first comprehensive show ever held in Austria devoted to the British artist David Hockney (born 1937 in Bradford, England). David Hockney works in the media of painting, drawing, graphics, photography and film to explore human perception and to present a picture of the world – as he sees it. In doing so, Hockney constantly updates and renews the classic genres of portrait, landscape and interior.
The exhibition is showing 125 loans from 24 international museums and private collections, mirroring and reflecting on David Hockney’s key works from the Tate Collection, hence enabling an in-depth view through seven decades of creative work.
Director of the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien Ingried Brugger puts Hockney’s view on reality into a nutshell: “David Hockney’s vast oeuvre extends art history beyond his own contemporariness. The referential framework of modernism and its avant-garde movements – the achievements of autonomous pictorial realities beyond seen reality – is eroded as David Hockney draws a new picture of reality, indeed reinvents reality itself.”