Rosalia Chladek's Bequest - A Scientific Inventory and Review

The article which will be published in the anniversary publication on the occasion of "Theatermuseum - 25 years at the Palais Lobkowtiz" describes the history of the museum's collection around Josef Kainz and the relationship of the enthusiastic amateur photographer and his contemporaries for this medium and the topic "actors and photography". Themes like "Actor photography and marketing" or "Residential photographer vs. picture postcard industry" are being touched. Plenty of so far unknown details about Josef Kainz' biography have been discovered.

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Grotesque! Monstrous Arts and their Return

International conference, 8-9 October 2020

How can the grotesque figures by Lodovico Ottavio Burnacini (1636-1707) be interpreted? What is the meaning of 'grotesque' in the arts and how can its aesthetics be understood in our present time?

The exhibition 'Grotesque Comedy' and the rediscovery of this master's exquisite and iconographic drawings are taken as an opportunity to stimulate a multidisciplinary discussion on the topic of the 'grotesque' and its historic and contemporary reception.
The tree chapters of this international conference focus on the grotesque in the early modern period, grotesque practices in the arts and the 'grotesque' as a category of reflection.
The project is a cooperation between the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History, the Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies and the Theatermuseum.

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Rosalia Chladek's Bequest - A Scientific Inventory and Review

The article which will be published in the anniversary publication on the occasion of "Theatermuseum - 25 years at the Palais Lobkowtiz" describes the history of the museum's collection around Josef Kainz and the relationship of the enthusiastic amateur photographer and his contemporaries for this medium and the topic "actors and photography". Themes like "Actor photography and marketing" or "Residential photographer vs. picture postcard industry" are being touched. Plenty of so far unknown details about Josef Kainz' biography have been discovered.

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Rosalia Chladek's Bequest - A Scientific Inventory and Review

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Josef Kainz and photography

The article which will be published in the anniversary publication on the occasion of "Theatermuseum - 25 years at the Palais Lobkowtiz" describes the history of the museum's collection around Josef Kainz and the relationship of the enthusiastic amateur photographer and his contemporaries for this medium and the topic "actors and photography". Themes like "Actor photography and marketing" or "Residential photographer vs. picture postcard industry" are being touched. Plenty of so far unknown details about Josef Kainz' biography have been discovered.

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The Magic Space

Research results on stage design of the 18th to the 21st century

The publication about the stage model collection at the Theatermuseum Wien gives insight of the development of European stage models from the baroque stage with its impressive coulisse technique to the complex designs of contemporary theater scenes.

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Richard Strauss, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Alfred Roller. Commented edition of their correspondence.

The commented edition of the to date unpublished correspondence of Alfred Roller with Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal allows a fresh view of the development and performing practices of famous works of the opera and theatre literature.

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Hermann Bahr and Arthur Schnitzler. Edition of the Correspondence and Supporting Documentation

The project's aim is to illustrate the exchange of letters between Hermann Bahr and Arthur Schnitzler and the development of Viennese modernism to its international significance.

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