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Two Tableaux Vivants After Regent Portraits by Jan de Bray
Gallery owner Karl Rimmer, Karl Schuetz, artist Irene Andesser, sponsor Heinz Angerlehner and Roman Fuchs (L-R) pose for photographers during an art installation at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna August 9, 2010. Austrian artist Irene Andesser arranged a two-part tableaux vivant by the example of historic Dutch "regent paintings" as part of the project "Art Protectors", which refers to the historic change as analogy to our time, in which private collectors take over the function of governmental and public institutions as buyers and providers of art productions and art presentation. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer.
VIENNA.- In the run-up to the exhibition “Das holländische Gruppenportrait” (9 Sept. to 21 Nov. 2010) in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Irene Andessner staged a two-part tableau vivant which follows the example of the Dutch regent pictures of the Haarlem School. This genre marks the 17th century breach with the tradition of the church and the landed gentry being the sole patrons of the arts. Citizens with high social status become clients of artists and owners of their works, thus laying the foundations for a free market in paintings and sculpture. As the subjects of portraits they become protagonists and, at the same time, protectors, in the sense of patrons and collectors of the visual arts.

In her living pictures “Art Protectors” Irene Andessner interprets this historic change as an analogy for our time, in which private collectors are increasingly taking over the functions of state or other public institutions as purchasers and enablers of artistic production.

The reference images are two group portraits from 1667 – women/men companion pieces – by the Haarlem master Jan de Bray. Participating in the tableaux vivants: Dr. Sabine Haag, General Director of the KHM, and Dr. Karl Schütz, Deputy General Director of the KHM, and Austrian art collectors.

Irene Andessner's photo companion piece is presented in the context of the "Das holländische Gruppenportrait" museum exhibition, which is curated by Dr. Karl Schütz and runs from Wednesday 8 Sept. (opening at 19.00) until 21 Nov. 2010. After this the exhibition will be taken over by the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (2 Dec. 2010 – 13 Feb. 2011).

Kunsthistorisches Museum | Jan de Bray | Dr. Sabine Haag |


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