The inaugural exhibition pays tribute to Gustav Klimt. The exhibition comprises thousands of digitised images of works of art that are projected onto all the former foundry’s surfaces, moving to the rhythm of a musical soundtrack.
In imperial Vienna at the end of the 19th century, Gustav Klimt was one of the great decorative painters who worked on the majestic monuments of the Ringstrasse. At the dawn of the new century, he led the Viennese Secession. Gold and the decorative motifs which are characteristic of Klimt's works, the most famous of which is "The Kiss", will remain a symbol of this artistic revolution. This show presents the distinctive works which made Klimt a success: his golden period, his portraits and his landscapes.
The exhibition also welcome works by Viennese artist Egon Schiele, who were influenced by Klimt's work. Driven by the artistic effervescence characteristic of the end of the 19th century, Schiele represented landscapes and the human body in a new way.