Multitalent Man Ray
Man Ray (1890-1976) is mainly known for his photographic portraits of artists. In reality, he was and worked far from any kind of categorization. He combined almost all trends in modern art of the early 20th century. He became famous for his so-called "rayographs" of the 1920s: these involved him placing objects between a light-sensitive film, photographic paper or an electronic sensor and a light source and exposing them. However, what today looks like a photo was created without a camera. Almost nobody today any longer knows that Man Ray also painted, drew, designed, made films, designed objects, wrote texts and was a fashion photographer for publications including Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.
An exhibition at the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien recalls Man Ray's versatility. On show are 150 key works from around the world, including paintings, photographs, objects, works on paper, collages and experimental films. "I photograph what I don't want to paint, and I paint what I can't photograph," is how he once expressed his versatility, thereby remaining a puzzlement for many people down to the present day. Just last year, an unusual honor was conferred upon him: a spider found in Cuba was named after him. It is now officially called "Spintharus manrayi".
February 14 to June 24, 2018
Bank Austria Kunstforum WienFreyung 8, 1010 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 2,80 € off
- daily, 10:00 - 19:00
- Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
- 24.12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. / 31.12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 01.01: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- no steps
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
At "Freyung" underground garage
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Special tours for the deaf and hard of hearing.
All rooms accessible without steps (elevator)
- Main entrance