Oct 15, 2013
250 000 Visitors Saw the Helnwein-Retrospective at the Albertina Museum
The Helnwein retrospective was the most successful exhibition of a living artist in the history of the Albertina.
Oct 13, 2013
Helnwein schliesst seine Albertina-Ausstellung - 250 000 Besucher
Wenn Gottfried Helnweins Retrospektive in der Wiener Albertina am 13 Oktober schliesst, wird sich der Weltkünstler im Spitzenfeld hauseigener Blockbuster behauptet haben: mit 250. 000 Besuchern rangiert er bei Rubens und Magritte.
Nov 6, 2015 - Jan 20, 2016
Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade
Solo Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade
Gottfried Helnwein - Between Innocence and Evil
May 5, 2016
PAN Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli
Gottfried Helnwein Retrospective
Nov 19, 2015
Thames & Hudson
world of art
Art since 1989
Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, Marlene Dumas, Gottfried Helnwein, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Jenny Holzer, Chuck Close and others
Fascinated by the unlikely merging of the holy and the horrifying is Irish-Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein, whose series of hyperrealist paintings Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi), Epiphany II (Adoration of the Shepherds), Epiphany III ( Presentation at the Temple), undertaken between 1996 and 1998, collapsed conventional choreography associated with the Christian narratives in traditional old master paintings with the historical set design of German Nazism. Epiphany I uncomfortably restaging unmistakable postures of Medieval and Renaissance depictions of the Madonna and Child in the anachronistic context of lateof late 1930s or serly 1940s Germany.
Sep 17, 2015
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Highlights selected from the Forthcoming Irish Art Sale in London
Sep 17, 2015
Upcoming 2015 Release on Gottfried Helnwein
We couldn't be more excited to announce a 2015 publication featuring the work of Austrian-born artist, Gottfried Helnwein.
May 27, 2015
Die 120 Tage von Sodom
nach de Sade und Pasolini
40 Jahre nach dem Film von Pasolini hat Johann Kresnik in Zusammenarbeit mit Gottfried Helnwein den Stoff, geschrieben von Christoph Klimke, für Tanz und Schauspiel inszeniert. Uraufführung 27. Mai 2015.
Oct 27, 2015
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, White Gallery
Oct 23, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016
Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud
Apr 8, 2015
Irish Arts Review
Gottfried Helnwein's Imagery is confrontational but this provocation is ultimately designed to jolt us from complacency...
Essentially a hyperrealist graphic artist of quitw extraordinary facility, Gottfried Helnwein's huge Photorealist canvases are awash with references to religious Renaissance paintings, the dark allure of Nazi imagery and his background in the ruins of post war Vienna. His strategy is often of deliberate shock and provocation, from his earliest extreme watercolors of doll-like, wounded children with their hare-lips and facial disfigurements, which prompted cartoonist Robert Crumb to call him "a very fine artist and one sick mother---er."
Sep 28, 2015
Sotheby's Eyes Best Irish Art, From Lavery to Contemporary
The show is at Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2 and then moving to London.
The events feature leading artists of the 20th century including Sir John Lavery, Sir William Orpen, Jack Butler Yeats, Walter Osborne, Paul Henry, Roderic O’Conor, along with Louis le Brocquy, who died in 2012. In an innovative move, there is also a selection of works by contemporary Irish artists...Among contemporary works on offer is Gottfried Helnwein's photorealistic oil-and-acrylic-on-canvas work “The Murmur of the Innocents 45,”
Oct 1, 2016
Friedman Benda Gallery, New York
SOLO SHOW AT FRIEDMAN BENDA, NEW YORK
Apr 10, 2017
Werner Berg Museum Bleiburg
May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Art Miami New York Pier 94
international Contemporary + Modern Art Fair
Art Miami New York
Modernism Gallery San Francisco
Feb 6, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
Warhol to Richter
Warhol, Richter, Baselitz, Polke, Helnwein, Gertsch, Fontana, Lassnig
Dec 28, 2012
The True Impact of Violence On Childhood? Why Every American Ought To See The Paintings Of Gottfried Helnwein.
Two days after the Sandy Hook school massacre, a survival gear company called Black Dragon Tactical composed a new slogan to promote sales of armored backpack inserts. “Arm the teachers,” the company declared on Facebook. “In the meantime, bulletproof the kids.”... The question may be political, but the keenest response is to be found in a museum in Mexico City, the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, at a retrospective of paintings and photographs by the Austrian-American artist Gottfried Helnwein. Helnwein’s extraordinary work depicts the fragile innocence of children. Devoid of grown-up sentimentalism, his images can be overwhelming, especially those that show how that innocence falters in an adult world.
Oct 23, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Lentos Art Museum, Linz
Rabenmütter - zwischen Kraft und Krise
Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute
Feb 19, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Death and Beauty
The Contemporary Gothic in Art and Visual Culture
The exhibition focuses on macabre topics and their relations to the world of beauty and glamour in the art and visual culture, starting from the 1990s. The main connecting thread is the body: how it can be manipulated and (ab)used in visual-cultural practices. We will be showing a large amount of photography from the 1990s til today, as well as the videos, objects and costumes that meet the subject.
Dec 31, 2014
Gottfried Helnwein - Of Mice and Children
Haiku Reviews: ART December 2014 (Still on View)
Both children and toys wear exaggerated expressions, but expressions that do not seem unnatural to them; if anything, they seem tempered, the toys' by the crepuscular light Helnwein throws around them and the kids' by the odd lack of hyperbole which such pre-teens - especially girls - are normally wont to display. These girls seem truly apprehensive, doubtful, suspicious, frightened, disbelieving, even slightly shell-shocked. Yet Helnwein does not exploit their seeming fragility so much as commute it to us; the way he paints these quietly fearful children provokes not our sympathy but our empathy. We take a more doting view of the several girls' faces with their eyes closed (two of them in the dark), but amidst their wide-eyed sisters, the sleep of these innocents also seems fleeting.
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