The retrospective, comprising some 250 exhibits, takes into account all the periods of Kokoschka’s oeuvre with high-quality loans from international museums and private collections, featuring not only the versatile artist’s paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints but also his works for art magazines like “Der Sturm” and the theater. By means of political allegories, incendiary posters and historical documents, Kokoschka is shown as a significant and ratherambivalent “homo politicus”. Defamed by the National Socialist regime as a “degenerate artist,”he dedicated his life to humanism and pacifism.
The exhibition is created in cooperation with the Kunsthaus Zürich.
The exhibition will be held at the Leopold Museum till the 8th of July 2019.