Skip to content

Real Wild Child
Ideal and Reality from 1900 to Today

to
  • Exhibition view, Real Wild Child, 2021
  • Exhibition view, Real Wild Child, 2021
  • Exhibition view, Real Wild Child, 2021
  • Exhibition view, Real Wild Child, 2021

I’ve never done it before so I’m quite sure I’ll be able to cope”, Pippi Langstrumpf declares. This is the kind of self-assured attitude we would like our children to develop. Do we also give them sufficient opportunity to live their curiosity? Today’s overprotection of children by their helicopter” or lawnmower” parents and the rapid progress of digitalisation, which puts a brake on children’s innate urge to explore things by themselves, make this doubtful. Children survive the most absurd pedagogical concepts and they even endure war, social deprivation, neglect and abuse, but at what price?


This exhibition shows works by 170 international artists from 1900 to the present day. Strong on critical acumen and empathy and on irony and humour, they document children’s happiness as well as their frustrations. They remind us that it’s up to us to allow children a childhood that is worthy of being remembered.

Artists

Uli Aigner, Aigner/​Kosakowski, Özlem Altin, Beni Alt­mül­ler, Iris Andra­schek, Sieg­fried Anzin­ger, Chris­ty Astuy, Iris Chris­ti­ne Aue, Ste­phan Bal­ken­hol, Tina Bar­ney, Wer­ner Berg, Sibyl­le Ber­ge­mann, Tho­mas Bill­hardt, Julie Black­mon, Hans Böh­ler, Chris­ti­an Bol­t­an­ski, Euge­nie Breit­hut-Munk, Kle­mens Brosch, Van­ja Bucan, Wil­helm Busch, Maria Buss­mann, Sev­da Chkou­to­va, Clé­ment Cogi­to­re, Phil­ipp Con­nard, Lovis Corinth, Maciej Dako­wicz, Nien­ke Deutz, Ger­hild Dies­ner, Oli­ver Dorfer, Isa­bel­le Duto­it, Franz Dutz­ler, Albin Egger-Lienz, Tita­nil­la Eisen­hart, Georg Eis­ler, VALIE EXPORT, László Fehér, Fabi­an Fink, Judith P. Fischer, Mar­ti­na Fleck, Maia Flo­re, Judy Fox, Padhi Frie­ber­ger, Fritz Fröh­lich, Fried­rich Frot­zel, Jor­ge Fuem­buena, Kats­ura Funa­ko­shi, Hele­ne Fun­ke, Theo Gar­vé, Franz Gertsch, Glaser/​Kunz, Bern­hard Gobiet, Sofia Goscin­ski, Nil­bar Gür­eş, Maria Hah­nen­kamp, Wolf­gang Hang­ho­fer, Hei­di Har­sie­ber, Bert­ram Hasen­au­er, Car­ry Hau­ser, Gott­fried Heln­wein, Frans Hof­mees­ter, Karen Hol­län­der, Ire­ne Höl­zer-Wei­nek, Mar­tin Honert, Ber­na­det­te Huber, Lisa Huber, Ursu­la Hüb­ner, Frie­dens­reich Hun­dert­was­ser, Fre­de­rick Jae­ger, Allen Jones, Lean­der Kai­ser, Eginhartz Kan­ter, Mary Kel­ly, Ger­hard Knog­ler, Oskar Kokosch­ka, Anton Kolig, Sil­via Kol­ler, Bron­cia Kol­ler-Pinell, Michal Kosa­kow­ski, Augus­te Kron­heim, Maxi­mi­li­an Kurz­weil, Alain Laboi­le, Katha­ri­na Lack­ner, Marie Jo Lafon­tai­ne, Erwin Lang, Lot­te Laser­stein, Maria Lass­nig, Marie Lui­se Leb­schik, Rudolf Leit­ner-Gründ­berg, Doris Lenz, Ulri­ke Lien­ba­cher, Ros­ma­rie Lukas­ser, Anna Mah­ler, Sabi­ne Mai­er, Sal­ly Mann, Ger­hard Marcks, Pedro Marz­ora­ti, Frans Masere­el, Hen­ri Matis­se, Mat­thi­as May, Fer­di­nand Melichar, Pau­la Moder­sohn-Becker, Inge Morath, Alo­is Mos­ba­cher, Kolo­man Moser, Otto Muehl, Otto Muel­ler, Muntean/​Rosenblum, Ernst Nepo, Wal­ter Nie­der­mayr, Rita Nowak, Moni­ka Oechs­ler, Eam­on O’Kane, Ruth Orkin, Bur­gis Pai­er, Mar­git Pal­me, Josef Pausch, Vanes­sa Jane Phaff, Moni­ka Pich­ler, Andrzej Pie­trzyk, Eli­sa­beth Plank, Lois Pre­gart­bau­er, Bern­hard Prinz, Erwin Rach­bau­er, Bea­te Rath­mayr, Carl Anton Rei­chel, Fren­zi Rig­ling-Mos­ba­cher, Alex­an­der M. Rodt­schen­ko, Emy Roe­der, Anton Roma­ko, Eli­sa­beth von Sam­sonow, Roman Scheidl, Egon Schie­le, Mar­kus Schin­wald, Chris­toph Schmid­ber­ger, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Anne Schnei­der, Ramo­na Schne­ken­bur­ger, Mar­tin Schnur, Clau­dia Schu­mann, Lud­wig Schwar­zer, Sean Scul­ly, Debo­rah Sengl, Marie­lis Sey­ler, Cla­ra Sie­wert, Fritz Simak, Max Sle­vogt, Kiki Smith, Ernst Stöhr, Hans Stro­ho­fer, Jock Stur­ges, Moni­ka Supé, Wil­helm Thö­ny, Vik­tor Tisch­ler, Elfrie­de Traut­ner, Ker­ry Tri­be, Gabi Trin­kaus, Bar­ba­ra Camil­la Tuchol­ski, Mas­si­mo Vita­li, Maja Vuko­je, Bár­ba­ra Wag­ner & Ben­ja­min de Bur­ca, Nurith Wag­ner-Strauss, Jeff Wall, Bru­no Wal­poth, Mari­j­ke van War­mer­dam, Gil­li­an Wea­ring, Nives Widau­er, Franz Wie­ge­le, Rei­mo S. Wuko­unig, Luo Yang, And­re Zelck, Lau­rent Zieg­ler, Yan­tong Zhu

Video

*Please understand that we offer our video production in German language only.

#SneakPeak: Real Wild Child

This website uses cookies. Learn more