The Last Day

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The photographer Helmut Wimmer has been working with the Ganymede series in the Kunsthistorisches Museum for many years, producing sensitive and exciting portraits of the authors involved. For GANYMEDE NATURE he has let nature burst into the museum and its galleries. Comprising twelve tableaus, his photographic project The Last Day is inspired by historical facts and natural catastrophes: In the most poetical sense, Nature herself takes centre stage. Earth and water make their way through the galleries. Mountains take possession of the rooms. Leaves and shady groves cover ancient busts. A visual dialogue between two contrary worlds takes spectators on a journey in which violence and anger, memory and accusations are as palpable as pausing to think, and forgiveness. Nature as a space for civilisation and history. The museum competing with the forces of nature. Devised in connection with GANYMEDE NATURE, Helmut Wimmer’s series of photographs entitled The Last Day is shown in the Bassano Hall, together with a special installation by Karlheinz Essl devised in the context of GANYMEDE NATURE for Rubens’ Stormy Landscape.

Selection of further exhibitions in: Austria

28.06.2019 - 20.10.2019
Kunsthaus Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum
Lendkai 1
Graz

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02.03.2018 - 01.09.2019
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria Theresien-Platz
Vienna

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17.05.2017 - 17.11.2019
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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08.05.2018 - 17.11.2019
12.03.2019 - 19.01.2020
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria Theresien-Platz
Vienna

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07.06.2018 - 15.09.2019
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1
Linz

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03.04.2019 - 20.10.2019
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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29.01.2016 - 26.06.2026
Albertina Museum Wien
Albertinaplatz 1
Wien

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04.10.2019 - 01.01.2020
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1
Linz

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28.06.2018 - 20.10.2019
Kunsthaus Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum
Lendkai 1
Graz

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12.03.2019 - 30.06.2019
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria Theresien-Platz
Vienna

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26.03.2019 - 23.06.2019
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria Theresien-Platz
Vienna

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29.05.2019 - 12.01.2020
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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20.09.2019 - 06.01.2020
Albertina Museum Wien
Albertinaplatz 1
Wien

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03.04.2019 - 20.10.2019
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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The Last Day Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Main address: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria Theresien-Platz 1010 Vienna, Austria Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria Theresien-Platz 1010 Vienna, Austria The photographer Helmut Wimmer has been working with the Ganymede series in the Kunsthistorisches Museum for many years, producing sensitive and exciting portraits of the authors involved. For GANYMEDE NATURE he has let nature burst into the museum and its galleries. Comprising twelve tableaus, his photographic project The Last Day is inspired by historical facts and natural catastrophes: In the most poetical sense, Nature herself takes centre stage. Earth and water make their way through the galleries. Mountains take possession of the rooms. Leaves and shady groves cover ancient busts. A visual dialogue between two contrary worlds takes spectators on a journey in which violence and anger, memory and accusations are as palpable as pausing to think, and forgiveness. Nature as a space for civilisation and history. The museum competing with the forces of nature. Devised in connection with GANYMEDE NATURE, Helmut Wimmer’s series of photographs entitled The Last Day is shown in the Bassano Hall, together with a special installation by Karlheinz Essl devised in the context of GANYMEDE NATURE for Rubens’ Stormy Landscape. Book tickets