New Special Exhibition
"Old Friends: Karl Hikade"

As part of the “old friends” series of presentations, works from Drago j. Prelog, Hans Staudacher, Josef Mikl and Hermann J. Painitz were displayed in sequence in the triangular Special Exhibition room. These are artists with whom Herbert Liaunig has enjoyed friendly ties ever since he began his collecting activities more than 50 years ago. The next Exhibition in course of the old friends series is dedicated to Karl Hikade.

A richly illustrated catalogue with text contributions by Günther Holler-Schuster, Wilfried Skreiner and Richard Tuttle accompanies this exhibition. 

Special exhibition „Old Friends: Karl Hikade“ 
August 6 - October 29, 2016

Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41 ∙ +43 4356 211 15 ∙ 
Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

The new exhibitions

The Museum Liaunig possesses one of the most comprehensive collections of Austrian art from the period after 1945, which is supplemented by leading representatives of classic modernism and exemplary works from international artists. In addition, the museum exhibits historical collections of decorated glass and portrait miniatures from the 16th to 19th century, together with the presentation of African beaded art. All of these displays, which  are seen by the museum as a contrast programme to its contemporary artistic works, are provided with a more than adequarte architectonic and museological framework by the museum building, which was designed by the Viennese architectural team querkraft and has already achieved the status of a protected object.

In the 2017 season, a multifaceted exhibition and concert programme will await visitors to the Museum Liaunig. The main show "Continuity and Disruptions" in the long gallery which can be seen from outside is dedicated to the artists of the Austrian "New Painting Movement" in the eighties: works by the following artists will be shown: Siegfried Anzinger, Erwin Bohatsch, Herbert Brandl, Gunter Damisch, Josef Danner, Jakob Gasteiger, Franz Graf, Josef Kern, Michael Kienzer, Alfred Klinkan, Peter Kogler, Brigitte Kowanz, Hans Kupelwieser, Alois Mosbacher, Fritz Panzer, Ferdinand Penker, Hannes Priesch, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Hubert Scheibl, Roman Scheidl, Hubert Schmalix, Thomas Stimm, Walter Vopava, Manfred Wakolbinger, Turi Werkner, Franz West, Erwin Wurm, Franz Yang-Močnik and Otto Zitko.  

The circular sculpture depot brings into focus another Austrian contemporary artist, Wolfgang Ernst, with the exhibition "SYNKATABASIS".

In the triangular special exhibition room the series "Old Friends", begun last year, is continued . It showcases artists with whom Herbert Liaunig has enjoyed friendly ties ever since the beginnings of his activities as a collector. Retrospective exhibitions on show one after the other, and dedicated to Hermann J. Painitz (from May to July) and to Karl Hikade (from August to October) will furnish the artistic framework for the newly created "sonusiade", a series of chambermusic concerts. Under the artistic direction of Janez Gregoric three concerts and one literary-Musical evening will take place. Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink will open the "sonusiade" accompanied by Anthony Spiri, piano, and Nejc Mikolic, viola, on April 30. The actor Wolfram Berger, together with saxophonist Wolfgang Puschnig and guitarist Janez Gregoric will produce a literary-Musical evening on July 8. In cooperation with SONUS the wind ensemble Ketos Quintett from Linz will perform on August 23 in the Museum Liaunig. The series will end with the concert of the Altenberg Trio Vienna on October 29.

The sculpture park above the largely Underground museum will be extended by artworks by Hellmut Bruch and Josef Pillhofer. In good weather it offers an Invitation to stroll through a park landscape.  

Museum Liaunig 
Opening Hours
April 30 – October 29, 2017
Wednesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. 
Monday, Tuesday: closed

Museum Liaunig presents
newly created series of concerts

Neuhaus, March 1, 2017 Museum Liaunig's triangular special exhibition room will house the newly founded series of chamber music concerts called sonusiade.

"From temple of the muses to music temple - Austria’s largest private museum, which is located in southern Carinthia and contains a collection focused primarily on contemporary art, is about to open its doors for a newly founded series of concerts. Under the title sonusiade, the architecturally impressive museum is to transform itself into a concert hall and offer an interplay between Images and sounds that is intended to guarantee inspiring, artistic enjoyment and reach out to an inquisitive audience. This concert series owes its creation to the enthusiasm of the Liaunig family for chamber music and I am delighted to be able to present you with the first sonusiade, which will consist of three concerts and a literary-musical evening, all of which will have attractive admission prices. May I offer you all a most cordial invitation to join me south of the Drau in order to delight in this display of musical fireworks. Yours sincerely, Janez Gregorič, Artistic Director"

information and ticket booking by telephone +43 4356 / 211 15 or via e-mail and on site in the Museum Liaunig. 

concert tickets from € 25/27 (in advance). combined tickets (concert + museum) from € 35,50/37,50 (in advance). 

Ö1 Club-members receive the concert tickets and combined tickets (concert + museum) on the evening of  the concert at advance-booking rate (for the Ö1 Club-member and for one companion).

The combined ticket (concert + museum) is valid on the day of the concert.

cooperation partners
Ö1 Club, SONUS Kammermusikwerkstatt   

queries & contact
SKYunlimited | Mag. Sylvia Marz-Wagner MAS | +43 699 16448001


Press photos
© Museum Liaunig, photos: Walter Schramm

Museum Liaunig becomes 
partner of "Blickachsen 11"

In its 20th anniversary year “Blickachsen” will from 21 May to 1 October transform the Rhine-Main region into a place of adventure for contemporary international sculpture.

Experiencing nature and appreciating art: from 21 May to 1 October the Blickachsen Foundation will once again invite visitors to an extraordinary art experience in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe and selected locations throughout the Rhine-Main region. For the eleventh time, the “Blickachsen” Sculpture Biennale will present works by international artists in the public space, offering contemporary art at the highest level. And this year, “Blickachsen” will celebrate ist 20th anniversary. Alongside Documenta, Sculpture Projects Münster and the Venice Biennale, it marks a further highlight of the Grand Tour in 2017.

The first “Blickachsen” was held in 1997 with works by Anthony Caro, Bernhard Heiliger and Ansgar Nierhoff, among others. Looking back over all the exhibitions, the list of participating artists reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary sculpture. Originally held in the Bad Homburg Kurpark, the successful project quickly expanded to additional new venues. The seventh exhibition in 2009 went on to occupy the Schlosspark, which had been redesigned in the 18th century as an English landscaped garden. And in the same year, the Rhine-Main region was already in its sights: Timm Ulrichs’ sensor-controlled kinetic work “Dancing Trees” moved the event out to three further locations, including Darmstadt and Weilburg. This constant expansion reached its high point two years ago, when eight locations were brought into play in addition to Bad Homburg, in a journey taking us to Eppstein Castle, Darmstadt, Eschborn, Frankfurt, Neu-Anspach with the Hessenpark Open-Air Museum, Saalburg Fort, Eberbach Monastery, and Kronberg. Not least because of this has “Blickachsen”, with its city-spanning structure, become a noted date in the international art calendar.

With “Blickachsen 11”, curator Christian K. Scheffel is once again in 2017 creating a forum for an artistic coming together. Internationally renowned artists join new talents, opening a view onto a broad spectrum of positions in contemporary sculpture. Through the sensitive planning of space they come together and complement each other: this year, again, the visitor will be able to trace the contrasts and connections between the different works, moving around the exhibition in the open air. Peter Joseph Lenné was the creator of the Bad Homburg Kurpark, established in 1856. His “Blickachsen”, or visual axes, are part of a historical concept, which is uniquely brought alive today through contemporary art.

For this year’s eleventh “Blickachsen”, the Foundation is happy to welcome the Austrian Museum Liaunig in Neuhaus, near the Slovenian border, as partner museum. This collaboration promises the participation of a range of Austrian artists with very different approaches and ways of working. The organizer is the Blickachsen Foundation, a public benefit organization which ensures the long-term future of the exhibition series founded by Christian K. Scheffel. The joint organizers are the City of Bad Homburg, the Kur- und Kongreß-GmbH Bad Homburg, and the Administration of the Public Stately Homes and Gardens in Hessen. 

“Blickachsen 11” will be opened on 21 May 2017 at the Schmuckplatz, opposite Kaiser-Friedrich-Promenade 55, in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe. Detailed information on “Blickachsen 1-10” can be found at:

For further enquiries please contact us at the press office for “Blickachsen 11”, Sunita Scheffel, Blickachsen Communications (+49 - (0)178 - 4 73 25 91, or at Lindinger + Schmid, Berlin, Art and Publicity Department, Anna Figuerola Wischke (tel. +49 - (0)30 - 857 449 250,