The Krefeld Project: The Bedroom. Scene 1, 2002 Oil on canvas - a woman sits at the edge of the bed, next to her lies a man without trousers
© Eric Fischl / Bildrecht, Wien, 2020

Back to the 80s

Art dealer, gallery owner, and curator: Rafael Jablonka and his gallery of the same name were and still are an important concept on the international art scene. When Jablonka closed his gallery in Cologne in 2017, the tension rose as the world waited to see which museum would take custody of his collection. That honor went to the Albertina in Vienna, which received the significant collection in 2019 and now provides insight into it for the first time with the exhibition "My Generation". 

The collection also encompasses a total of 400 works by artists like Mike Kelley, Sherrie Levine, Damien Hirst, Richard Avedon, Andreas Slominski, and many other important artists with whom Rafael Jablonka worked for many years and whose works he himself showed and collected.

Around 110 works are now presented in the form of artists' rooms on two exhibition levels. The variety on offer is huge. Paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, and works on paper show the broad scope and thematic variety of the Jablonka Collection. 

On display alongside Sherrie Levine's ironically named and highly polished bronze ("Buddha") are also the trap objects by Andreas Slominski and Eric Fischl's paintings, which confront us with the dark side of human existence. It's a show that focuses firmly on the collector's generation and takes us back to the Eighties again for a brief moment. 

My Generation. The Jablonka Collection. 

October 2, 2020 - February 21, 2021

Note: Due to the current situation, the opening times of the individual institutions may have changed. Please make inquiries before you visit the museums.


Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 260 cm wide and 270 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

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