Drawing on the comprehensive holdings of the artist’s work in the collection of the Vienna University of Applied Arts, the exhibition highlights Friedrich von Berzeviczy-Pallavicini (1909–1989), once a colorful personality in the milieu of the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, as a contemporary and highly topical rediscovery. In contrast to the disciplined aesthetics of the Wiener Werkstätte, the works Berzeviczy-Pallavicini left behind are characterized by a mannerist and original language of forms. Although hardly shown to date, they constitute a rediscovery for today’s world of art. Opening a dialogue with works by contemporary international artists as well as related historical positions, the exhibition Der Hausfreund takes up, reflects, and reinterprets important motifs of the artist’s production.
Edited by Cosima Rainer und Robert Müller.
Authors: Manuela Ammer, Gerald Bast, Anke Dyes, Brigitte Felderer, Michael Franz, Anette Freudenberger, Yuki Higashino, Tonio Kröner, Sofie Mathoi, Inka Meißner, Robert Müller, Cosima Rainer, Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Inga Charlotte Thiele
Catalogue photography by Dotcom (Daniel Poller, Falk Messerschmidt)