A museum during the days before it finally closes its doors to the public is an odd place, not least because hundreds will suddenly arrive, as if to bear witness to the end.
A number of these people are known in Austria as Lit. trans. Schaulustige - show-onlookers.
"Where have you been for the past 17 years?" I mutter under my breath.
Maybe I should have voiced my feelings a little louder. But clearly it's not good for me to feel like this. A financial axe is destined to fall. And that's that.
Before leaving The Essl for the final time I decide to record something of the last of many visits, if only for the sake of my own posterity. And so I do.
Here are the works I have chosen to remember.
|Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria|
|Grand Papillon D'Ete (1954) Corneille|
|Woman Power (1979) Maria Lassnig|
|Kreuzwegstation (1990) Hermann Nitsch|