Viewed from Above.
Roofs and roofs capes from Egon Schiele to Alfons Walde, from Gerhard Richter to Inéz Lombardi
The architectural appearance of towns has a fifth display-side, which, since it is only visible from the perspective of a bird’s-eye view, seldom catches our attention: the roofs and roof-scapes. In fact, the perspective from above offers an unhindered view of a variety of forms of roof, of roofing materials, of chimneys and other roof accessories. In this way, excellent information about the social development and the building of both urban and rural spaces becomes accessible.
In the summer of 2013 the Kitzbühel Museum is dedicating an exhibition to this exciting subject. The exhibition embraces historico-cultural and contemporary views of roofs starting out from Egon Schiele’s famous pictures of Krümau and the urban views by Alfons Walde, the Austrian painter who lived in Kitzbühel. International positions in painting, photography, film and sculpture are set alongside one another.
For the duration of the exhibition a roof-terrace offers a view across the impressive roof-scape, churches and historic buildings in the old part of Kitzbühel.
The catalogue accompanying the exhibition gives more detailed information about the architectural, historico-cultural and sociological background and at the same time considers the theme from the point of view of conservation.