Encounters – in the “Escorial of Austria”

The “Entombment of Christ” in the Gallery of Modern Art – Klosterneuburg Abbey near Vienna

Above the tomb of St. Leopold, beautifully situated above Vienna and dating back to the beginning of the 12th century, is Klosterneuburg Abbey. It was expanded by Kaiser Karl VI to become the “Escorial of Austria”. The monastery has always been home to an impressive art collection. Among other things, the Verdun Altarpiece (1181) can be found here.

In this beautiful, historic and, for INK, very special place the “Entombment of Christ” encounters a tomb from 1498 of an unknown “Viennese Master” located in the Gallery of Modern Art. In all rooms of the Gallery of Modern Art, contemporary art meets existing works from the collection. A conversation spanning centuries.

Opening of the annual exhibition: Thursday, 25th April 2024

Host and venue:
Klosterneuburg Abbey
Stiftsplatz 1
A – 3400 Klosterneuburg

Ceremonial midissage: Thursday, 20th June 2024, 19:00

Exhibition duration: 25th April 2024 until the end of November 2024

Opening hours:
daily 9:00 to 18:00, an admission fee will be charged.

Further information:
please refer to the program booklet (link) and the Klosterneuburg Abbey website