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Lecture | Sophie Lilie and Arye Wachsmuth

Event Label
Organisational Units
Fine Arts
Location Venue (1)
Studio Building
Location Address (1)
Lehárgasse 8
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1060 Vienna
Location Room (1)
1. floor, studio south

Studio for Conceptual Art

Sophie Lilie is an indepent scholar specializing in the field of private collecting and patronage in Vienna before 1938. Numerous publications on Nazi-era art looting and restitution, including the monographs Was einmal war: Handbuch der enteigneten Kunstsammlungen Wiens (2003), Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (2006), and Feindliche Gewalten: Das Ringen um Gustav Klimts Beethovenfries (2017).

Arye Wachsmuth’s topics of the artistic investigations include technology, history and its perception; since 2013 increasingly engaged with the topic of flight and refugees. Recent exhibitions include DECEROCIDE (Stories of Traumatic Pasts, Weltmuseum, Vienna, 2020/2021), Censorship and Freedom of Expression (Galerie Rudolf Leeb, Vienna, Ga lerija Forum, Zagreb, and Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana) and Vorvorgestern (Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, 2016). The monument GEDENKORT.FLUCHT, commemorating persons who died fleeing, was inaugurated in Linz in 2022.