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Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion

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Creative Director: Gianfranco Iannuzzi | Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi | Graphic & Animation Design: Cutback | Production: Culturespaces Studio®

To mark its opening, Port des Lumières presents an immersive exhibition devoted to the main figures in the Viennese art scene, of which Gustav Klimt was a key figure.

In late nineteenth century Imperial Vienna, Gustav Klimt was one of the principal decorative painters of the sumptuous monuments on the Ringstrasse. At the dawn of the new century, he led the Vienna Secession, a movement that sought to break away from academic art. Both famous and contested, Klimt paved the way to modern painting. The gold and decorative patterns that characterise his works are a symbol of this artistic revolution.

The immersive exhibition includes the works that characterise Klimt’s work and made him so famous—his ‘golden phase’, portraits, and landscapes. The immersive exhibition also presents works by major Viennese artists such as Egon Schiele and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who were influenced by Klimt’s work. Inspired by the artistic effervescence of the end of the nineteenth century, Schiele advocated a new form of representing landscapes and the human body. Hundertwasser infused his architectural structures and paintings with a symbolic dimension.

Produced by Culturespaces and created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, this inaugural artistic programme invites visitors to immerse themselves in the colourful and luminous works of Gustav Klimt, works by his contemporaries, and those whom he inspired. Taking visitors on a journey through one hundred years of Viennese painting, the immersive exhibition takes an original look at the works of Klimt and his successors through a presentation of the portraits, landscapes, nudes, colours, and gilding that revolutionised Viennese painting at the end of the nineteenth century and in the century that followed. The exhibition whisks the public back in time to explore the artwork of the Vienna Secession.

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Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 10am to 6pm.
Late night opening on Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm and Sundays until 6pm.


Full rate (16 years old +) €17
Reduced rate (pupils, students, 65 years old +, trainees, people with a disabled pass (severely disabled people with mark B are entitled to take an accompanying person) €15
Youth rate (3 - 15 years old) €9.90
Family rate (2 adults + 2 children from 3 to 15 years old) €44
Under 3 years Free

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A unique application for our immersive experiences

The application, available free of charge on iOS and Android, gives commentaries on the works of our current exhibitions. Discover through original anecdotes 30 major works of the exhibition "Klimt, Gold in Motion".
Discover also the exhibitions of the other sites of the 'DES LUMIÈRES' network.