“An other side” – Humour and irony in the work of Alfred Kubin
Francisco Carolinum Linz / 27. Apr. 2017 till 27. Aug. 2017
Launch: Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 7.00 pm
Exhibition period: 27 April – 27 August 2017
Alfred Kubin’s work is most frequently associated with the dark side of existence, with the demonic and the sinister, with fear and impermanence. At times a likewise important portion of his work is overlooked, the humorous topics. An exhibition in the Gothic Room is focused on irony, the grotesque and humorous, hence dedicated to this “other side” of Kubin’s oeuvre. The immediate inspiration for this exhibition is the performance of the Kubin opera “The Other Side” by Michael Obst in Linz Musiktheater in May 2017.
Photo: Alfred Kubin, Musikalisches Unverständnis, um 1901/1902, Tusche, laviert auf Katasterpapier,
© Eberhard Spangenberg, München/Bildrecht Wien 201