ZORAN MUŠIČ

Poetry of Silence

13.04.2018 – 06.08.2018

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  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Little Horse, 1951 © Lah Contemporary, Slovenia Foto | Photo: Lah Contemporary, Slovenia/Nada Žgank © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, We are not the Last, 1970 © Galerie Magnet Foto | Photo: E. P. Prokop © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Standing Nude, 1994 © Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel, Schweiz Foto | Photo: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, The Studio, 1990 © Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatsammlung | Permanent loan from private collection Foto | Photo: BIANCONERO di Vittorio Pavan © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • In the studio in Venice, 1999 © Christine Turnauer, Wien | Vienna Foto | Photo: Christine Turnauer, Wien | Vienna
  • Zoran Mušič in Paris, 1989 © Ferdinand Neumüller, Klagenfurt Foto | Photo: Ferdinand Neumüller, Klagenfurt
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Dachau, 1945 © Lah Contemporary, Slovenia Foto | Photo: Lah Contemporary, Slovenia/Nada Žgank © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, The City, 1988 © Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel, Schweiz Foto | Photo: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Rocky Landscape, 1972 © National Gallery of Slovenia, Inv. Nr. NG S 3482, Gift of Ljuban, Milada and Vanda Mušič Foto | Photo: Narodna galerija, Ljubljana/Janko Dermastja © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Women on the Way to Market, 1949 © Arnaldo Zappa collection, Milan Foto | Photo: FotoRolli, Triest | Trieste © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Ida, 1990 © Courtesy Galleria Torbandena, Triest | Trieste Foto | Photo: FotoRolli, Triest © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Molino Stucky, 1983 © Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatsammlung | Permanent loan from private collection Foto | Photo: Archivio Cadorin Barbarigo Mušič/Claudio Franzini, Venezia © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Plant Motif, 1972 © Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel, Schweiz Foto | Photo: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Black Summit (White Mountain), 1950 © Angel Surroca, Barcelona, Foto | Photo: Photo Gasull, Barcelona © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Self-Portrait, 1950 © Privatsammlung, Triest | Private collection, Trieste Foto | Photo: FotoRolli, Triest | Trieste © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Self-Portrait, 1990 © Albertina, Wien, Sammlung Essl | The Albertina Museum, Vienna, The Essl Collection Foto | Photo: Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl/Courtesy Galerie Jan Krugier, Genf © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Standing Nude, 1991 © Collection Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, Lugano Foto | Photo: Roberto Pellegrini © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Terre dalmate, 1958 © Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatsammlung | Permanent loan from private collection Foto | Photo: Archivio Cadorin Barbarigo Mušič/Claudio Franzini, Venezia © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, We are not the Last, 1974 © Lah Contemporary, Slovenia Foto | Photo: Lah Contemporary, Slovenia/Nada Žgank © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Little Horse, 1951 © Lah Contemporary, Slovenia Foto | Photo: Lah Contemporary, Slovenia/Nada Žgank © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, We are not the Last, 1970 © Galerie Magnet Foto | Photo: E. P. Prokop © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Standing Nude, 1994 © Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel, Schweiz Foto | Photo: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, The Studio, 1990 © Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatsammlung | Permanent loan from private collection Foto | Photo: BIANCONERO di Vittorio Pavan © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    In the studio in Venice, 1999 © Christine Turnauer, Wien | Vienna Foto | Photo: Christine Turnauer, Wien | Vienna
    Zoran Mušič in Paris, 1989 © Ferdinand Neumüller, Klagenfurt Foto | Photo: Ferdinand Neumüller, Klagenfurt
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Dachau, 1945 © Lah Contemporary, Slovenia Foto | Photo: Lah Contemporary, Slovenia/Nada Žgank © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, The City, 1988 © Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel, Schweiz Foto | Photo: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Rocky Landscape, 1972 © National Gallery of Slovenia, Inv. Nr. NG S 3482, Gift of Ljuban, Milada and Vanda Mušič Foto | Photo: Narodna galerija, Ljubljana/Janko Dermastja © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Women on the Way to Market, 1949 © Arnaldo Zappa collection, Milan Foto | Photo: FotoRolli, Triest | Trieste © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Ida, 1990 © Courtesy Galleria Torbandena, Triest | Trieste Foto | Photo: FotoRolli, Triest © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Molino Stucky, 1983 © Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatsammlung | Permanent loan from private collection Foto | Photo: Archivio Cadorin Barbarigo Mušič/Claudio Franzini, Venezia © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Plant Motif, 1972 © Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel, Schweiz Foto | Photo: Ditesheim & Maffei Fine Art, Neuchâtel © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Black Summit (White Mountain), 1950 © Angel Surroca, Barcelona, Foto | Photo: Photo Gasull, Barcelona © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Self-Portrait, 1950 © Privatsammlung, Triest | Private collection, Trieste Foto | Photo: FotoRolli, Triest | Trieste © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, Self-Portrait, 1990 © Albertina, Wien, Sammlung Essl | The Albertina Museum, Vienna, The Essl Collection Foto | Photo: Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl/Courtesy Galerie Jan Krugier, Genf © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Standing Nude, 1991 © Collection Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, Lugano Foto | Photo: Roberto Pellegrini © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
    ZORAN MUŠIČ, Terre dalmate, 1958 © Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Palazzo Fortuny, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatsammlung | Permanent loan from private collection Foto | Photo: Archivio Cadorin Barbarigo Mušič/Claudio Franzini, Venezia © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
  • ZORAN MUŠIČ, We are not the Last, 1974 © Lah Contemporary, Slovenia Foto | Photo: Lah Contemporary, Slovenia/Nada Žgank © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018

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ZORAN MUŠIČ, Little Horse, 1951 © Lah Contemporary, Slovenia Foto | Photo: Lah Contemporary, Slovenia/Nada Žgank © Bildrecht, Wien, 2018

Zoran Mušič (1909–2005) had already been an established Slovenian artist by the time he was deported to Dachau concentration camp for several month in late 1944. The drawings he created there are harrowing documents of that time. After the War, the artist moved to Venice, where he created icon-like portraits of his wife Ida Barbarigo as well as his first unmistakable Cavallini from Dalmatia. Meanwhile, Mušič traced the erratic lines of the earth’s relief in the hills of Umbria and Tuscany. When he was signed on by the Galerie de France in 1952, he moved to Paris, where he lived for long periods of time. From 1948 he participated several times in the Venice Biennale, featured with some of his works already in 1955 in the documenta I in Kassel, participated in numerous other international exhibitions and received various awards. In the mid-1950s Mušič defined the landscape as well as his paintings’ protagonists as a sort of ornamental fabric in his color-intensive works, and soon afterwards ventured into abstraction. This phase lasting until 1963 was superseded by a cycle of works in which Mušič arrived at an increasingly anthropomorphic notion of landscapes. The inextinguishable trauma of his experience at the concentration camp was processed by the artist in his 1970 picture cycle We Are Not the Last. These unsparing visions of horror were followed by atmospheric renderings from Mušič’s adopted Venetian home as well as by numerous self-portraits painted using muted colors. They are testament to his untiring quest for answers to the basic questions of human existence. Featuring more than 160 loans from several international collections, the exhibition presents works from all periods of this silent loner’s oeuvre.

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