The curators Brigitte Borchard-Birbaumer and Harald Krejci divided the exhibiton "AWAKENING THE NIGHT" at the Belvedere into twelve themes among which are "Dream and Sleep", "Variations of Love", "Myths an Literatures" and "Night Inside Man". But also include topics like "The Night Beyond the Earth" and "The End of the Night in a Smog of Light".
Starting from Romanticism with works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Caspar David Friederich, Surrealism with paintings by Rene Magritte and Expressionism with works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann and Emil Nolde is very prominent, the show spans to the very present with Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer, Maria Lassnig and Marina Abramović. Paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, films and photographies are not grouped chronologically, but according to themes. Oct 24, 2012 - Feb 17, 2013.
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