The Vienna Secession

In conjunction with Vienna: City of Dreams, Carnegie Hall's three-week citywide festival during February and March 2014 that celebrates Vienna's artistic legacy, NYARC released an online exhibition of Vienna Secession (Union of Austrian Artists) catalogs and other related materials of the period. "This Kiss to the Whole World": Klimt and the Vienna Secession presents digital copies of the full run of Vienna Secession catalogs 1-23 (1898-1905) along with photographic postcards illustrating some of the exhibition installations. Highlights of the site include the famed Beethoven exhibition in 1902, featuring Max Klinger’s sculpture of the composer, and the Gustav Klimt exhibition in 1903. The online exhibition enhances the 1903 Klimt catalog through the addition of color images of works exhibited there. A timeline feature takes the viewer through landmark artistic developments during this rich period of Viennese history.

Special thanks to the Neue Galerie for contributing materials to this exhibit. View their Vienna: City of Dreams special exhibition: Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918.