Exhibitions at Das Verborgene Museum
Industrie-Fotografin in Wien
The legacy left behind by the Viennese photographer Marianne Strobl (1865-1917) proved to be a windfall for historians of photography. Strobl did not want to earn her money in a portrait studio like most of her female colleagues. Instead, between 1894 and 1917, she took her camera out to major construction sites and industrial facilities, and today she ranks as the first woman to pursue industrial photography in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Specializing in this field was Marianne Strobl’… more
Eine Amsterdamer Fotografin des Neorealismus / An Amsterdam Neo-Realist Photographer
Born in Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) in 1915, Maria Austria (Marie Karoline Oestreicher) completed her photography training at the "Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt" in Vienna in 1936. She briefly worked freelance but in 1937, with the persecution of Jews on the rise in Austria, she decided to move to Amsterdam.
When German troops occupied the Netherlands, she again faced persecution as a Jew. She and her sister, the textile designer Lisbeth Oestreicher, gave up their atelier "M… more
Aus einem fotografischen Kosmos
When Inge Morath met the war photographer Robert Capa at the photo agency Magnum in Paris in July 1949, the life of the 26-year-old Austrian journalist took a new turn. It would still take a few years before Inge Morath felt so at ease with the Leica that she began working for Magnum as a photographer in 1953 and joined as a full member in 1956.
In January 1954, Robert Capa sent Inge Morath to Spain on her first reportage commission. Her constant companions were two Leica cameras (one for bla… more
Women Photojournalists in Europe 1914 – 1945 / Kriegsfotografinnen in Europa 1914-1945
Das Verborgene Museum shows about 70 spectacular photographs, graphics, magazines and documents of European women photographers on the war scenarios of 1914-1945 at the front and home front.
Between 1914 and 1945, during the two international wars of aggression and the Spanish Civil War, women took part as war correspondents, whether as professional photographers and journalists, or as amateur photographers or nurses with cameras. They witnessed the care of the wounded in field hospitals, tr… more
"Destiny Emigration" reconstructs the stories of two Jewish photographers, Gerti Deutsch and Jeanne Mandello. Each left her country when the Nazis took power. Gerti Deutsch escaped Vienna for London in 1936, two years before Austria was annexed by the Germans. Jeanne Mandello had already fled Frankfurt in 1934, heading first for Paris and then for Montevideo in Uruguay.
Gerti Deutsch: Vienna 1908 – 1979 London
Born in 1908 and raised in the heart of Vienna, she trained as a p… more
Photomontage Artist and Painter / Fotomonteurin und Malerin
Alice Lex-Nerlinger belonged to the artistic-political avantgarde of the Weimar Republic together with Hannah Höch, Lea and Hans Grundig, John Heartfield, the Cologne-based “progressives” and her husband, Oskar Nerlinger.
Alice Pfeffer, married name Nerlinger, pseudonym Lex, was born in 1893 – the youngest of six children – to the owner of a gaslamp factory on Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Between 1911 and 1916 she studied painting and graphic art at the teach… more
Tanz der Hände. Fotografien der Tänzerinnen Tilly Losch und Hedy Pfundmayr 1920-1935
This exhibition takes its cue from an evening of dance performed by two soloists of the Vienna State Opera: Tilly Losch (1903-1975), who caused a stir in her roles as the female seductress, and Hedy Pfundmayr (1899-1965), who often played the principal boy. They created their "Dance of Hands" to be performed at the Salzburg Festival in 1927, where they were joined by the young dancer Harald Kreutzberg. It was to become their trademark, and as a choreography for hands it made history.… more
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