MCBA offers a new perspective on the role of Viennese artists in the genesis of modern art. Under the Skin presents over 170 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and objects created at the dawn of the twentieth century.
The exhibition looks beyond the standard compare and contrast approach to the Klimt and Schiele generations and to Symbolism and Expressionism, teasing out the rise of a new sensibility expressed by a focus on depictions of skin, the point of contact between humans and society, objects and their surroundings, and buildings and the street.
The exhibition is organized under the high patronage of the Austrian Embassy in Switzerland.
The exhibition enjoys the generous support of Kunsthaus Zug, Stiftung Sammlung Kamm.
The exhibition is supported by the Federal Office of Culture, with a contribution to the insurance premiums.
Image: Gustav Klimt, “Poissons rouges” (détail), 1901-1902, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Dübi-Müller-Stiftung © SIK-ISEA, Zürich