Chronologie / Kronologija
In 2022, the museum will be showing the artistic development of Werner Berg (1904-1981) through examples of his works over the years. The exhibition spans a wide arc, from the first self-portrait of the young political scientist who had just received his doctorate and renounced all his career opportunities in this field when he entered the Vienna Academy in 1927, to his years at the Munich Academy, his life-changing decision to settle on a remote mountain farmstead in the Slovene-speaking part of Lower Carinthia together with his young family, his defamation as a “degenerate artist”, his time as a war painter in Scandinavia, the arduous restart on the farm under precarious circumstances, his personal crises, the later recognition of his oeuvre that had come about in self-chosen isolation, to the loneliness of his last years, with at least one work being chosen for each year of his life. Photographs and audio files that showcase the events of each year as well as important programmatic testimonials by Werner Berg himself complete this unique chronological overview.
The correspondence between Werner Berg and Dr. Heinrich Becker (1881-1972) and his wife Martha (1889-1969), his friends and avid supporters through all the vicissitudes of life from the 1930s to the 1970s, provide a unique opportunity, more authentic than any retrospective description could ever be, to walk with the artist in his thoughts, development, and ventures. The exhibition thus brings forth unprecedented insights into the life and oeuvre of this great artist.
1. May - 30. October 2022
Tue - Sun 10am - 18pm
Extensive audio guide information via QR code Guided tours
(German/Slo/Italian) for groups on request.
The current Corona regulations apply