The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, aims to ensure that a greater weight be given to its collections in both research and teaching, and therefore strives to bring all its exhibitions together into a productive focus.
Apart from outstanding works by Dutch and Flemish painters of the 17th century (such as Rubens, Rembrandt und van Dyck), the Academy's Paintings Gallery also holds works like the Judgment Day altar by Hieronymus Bosch, Murillo's "Würfelspielende Knaben" (boys casting dice), Venetian vedutas by Francesco Guardi as well as paintings by Lukas Cranach The Elder, Titian, and representatives of Viennese Classicism around 1800.
The adjacent exhibition area xhibit is dedicated to the dialog between the Academy's traditional collections of paintings and copper engravings with contemporary art produced by students and lecturers. Artistic research plays a central role in the program design and is intended to trigger a re-evaluation of the relationship between art and science.
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FRIDAY EXIT is an event organized by xperiment, a cooperation between the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and an open collective of Academy students.
The exhibition series xposit is an important part of alumni support. Each exhibition documents the current stage of artistic development of selected graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. At the same time, xposit is a platform for the presentation of works in an exclusive framework and in direct relation to the exhibition space.
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