After pandemic-related delays, the Albertina presents the first major retrospective for Michela Ghisetti, who has lived and worked in Vienna for almost 30 years.
- Ghisetti’s works cover a cornucopia of styles and media
- Runs Dec 17, 2021 – Mar 20, 2022
- See also:
- Currrent contemporary art exhibitions
A Ghisetti retrospective
(Michela Ghisetti; MAXIMUM (Triptych/Third Part), 2017; Gold foil on wood; The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna © Michela Ghisetti)
Ghisetti’s works find themselves positioned on a long spectrum of art.
A glance at this Italian artist’s website reveals, for example, colourful abstract designs using acrylics on wood, humorous drawings of female genitalia, photorealistic portraits, landscapes in gold foil, collages, and much more.
Despite the variety of approaches, clear groups of works emerge, as do common themes that run through Ghisetti’s oeuvre. The female perspective, for example, and the roles assigned to women by society. Or Ghisetti’s wish to dig deeper into the human soul.
Although this is Ghisetti’s most comprehensive exhibition to date, her works are no stranger to the walls of the Albertina. Her art appeared, for example, within the Albertina Contemporary series of exhibitions in the early 2010s.
After COVID-related postponements, the retrospective runs from December 17th, 2021 to March 20th, 2022.
At the time of writing, major exhibitions at the Albertina at least partially overlapping with the Ghisetti retrospective include Modigliani and then Munch.
Vienna also has a few other contemporary art treats running for at least some of the same time. The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien, for example, has a David Hockney retrospective. Not to mention the Albertina Modern’s The 80s exhibition. Find more suggestions on the exhibitions page or contemporary art overview.
How to get to Ghisetti’s works
Check the main article on the Albertina for travel tips.
Address: Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna