We are all getting older. An exhibition at the Lower Belvedere address this socio-political topic and shows current and historic works on the topic of aging.
Society is changing, people are living longer. Despite everything, many people dream of eternal youth and the aging process continues to be seen as something negative. The exhibition "Aging Pride" at the Lower Belvedere shows how artists succeed in perceiving the opportunities and boundaries of aging in ways other than glorifying or being pessimistic about it. The presented works illustrate how all aspects of age can be integrated into our life in an appreciative way. Apart from negative stereotypes, however, age also indicates power, experience and worldly wisdom.
On display are works by high-ranking artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Edgar Degas, Lucian Freud, Alfred Hrdlicka, Birgit Jürgenssen, Alex Katz, Anton Kolig, Käthe Kollwitz, Brigitte Kowanz, Maria Lassnig, Annie Leibovitz, Pablo Picasso, Arnulf Rainer, Elfie Semotan, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Max Weiler, Broncia Koller-Pinell, Aleah Chapin and many more besides.
Aging Pride, 17 November 2017 - 4 March 2018