EDMUND KALB

24th May 2019 to 18th Aug. 2019

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  • ANONYMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER, Edmund Kalb, c. 1929 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB, Abstraction, 1938 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB, Portrait of Alfons Fritz, 1923 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Markus Tretter
  • EDMUND KALB, Portrait of the Mother, 1929 © Stadtmuseum Dornbirn Photo: Stadtmuseum Dornbirn, Günter König
  • EDMUND KALB, Portrait of an Elderly Woman, c. 1928 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB, Portrait of a Child, c. 1938 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB 1900–1952 Self-Portrait (Nude), c. 1930 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister, Markus Tretter
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait (Three Figures, Hans Wimmer Depicted Twice in the Background), c. February 1928 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Robert Fessler
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1929 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1930 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister, Markus Tretter
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1930 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Robert Fessler
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1937 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1937 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Robert Fessler
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1940 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • ANONYMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER, Edmund Kalb, c. 1929 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
    EDMUND KALB, Abstraction, 1938 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
    EDMUND KALB, Portrait of Alfons Fritz, 1923 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Markus Tretter
  • EDMUND KALB, Portrait of the Mother, 1929 © Stadtmuseum Dornbirn Photo: Stadtmuseum Dornbirn, Günter König
    EDMUND KALB, Portrait of an Elderly Woman, c. 1928 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
    EDMUND KALB, Portrait of a Child, c. 1938 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB 1900–1952 Self-Portrait (Nude), c. 1930 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister, Markus Tretter
    EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait (Three Figures, Hans Wimmer Depicted Twice in the Background), c. February 1928 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Robert Fessler
    EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1929 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1930 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister, Markus Tretter
    EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1930 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Robert Fessler
    EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1937 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1937 © vorarlberg museum, Bregenz Photo: vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Robert Fessler
    EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1940 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
    Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
    Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
  • Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein
    Ausstellungsansicht „Edmund Kalb“, 2019 © Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Leni Deinhardstein

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EDMUND KALB, Self-Portrait, 1929 © Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister Photo: Private collection, courtesy Rudolf Sagmeister

With its exhibition dedicated to Edmund Kalb (1900–1952), the Leopold Museum is presenting an artist whose oeuvre, dominated by more than 1,000 self-portraits, is still largely unknown. The exhibition’s curators Rudolf Sagmeister and Kathleen Sagmeisterintroduces the Dornbirn-born artist in a presentation featuring some 100 exhibits. Using various means of graphic representation, the artist explored his own face – an accessible and at the same time unfathomable motif – from the 1920s. While Kalb never sold a single work during his lifetime, he documented his oeuvre in photographs and corresponded with fellow artists from all over the world. From 1930 his thinking was increasingly dominated by themes such as mathematics, mechanics, perceptual psychology, nuclear physics, space technology and plant breeding, while his skepticism towards authority would repeatedly bring him into conflict with the law until his death in 1952.

The first comprehensive presentation of Kalb’s work in Vienna shines the spotlight on an oeuvre which, though it is highly autonomous and unique, enters into a fascinating dialogue with the great self-portraitists of the Leopold Museum’s collection, such as Richard Gerstl, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. 

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