Encounter with Egon Schiele


Conference on Fr 16 and Sa 17 May 2014

The city of Tulln celebrated its most famous son in 2014 with a host of highlights. Perhaps the biggest of them was the first Tulln Schiele Conference that focused on Schiele’s childhood in Tulln. A total of 80 people attended the lectures by top Schiele experts and historians and shared their views on Tulln’s most famous favorite son.

The conference dealt with aspects of Schiele’s life and times, his family history, with his early artistic works in the context of his main oeuvre and the social and cultural history of Tulln around 1900.

The best photos of the 2014 conference can be viewed here.

The next Egon Schiele Conference explores the theme of Schiele as an Austrian artist and is scheduled for 2016. If you are interested in Egon Schiele, please send an e-mail to oeffentlichkeitsarbeit@tulln.gv.at. We will then inform you in advance about the program for the next Schiele conference.

Program for 2014

Friday, 16 May 2014

9:30 a.m.
Opening of the Egon Schiele Trail with a guided walking tour (Tulln Main Train Station)

2:00 p.m.
Words of welcome from Peter Eisenschenk, Mayor of the City of Tulln an der Donau

2:15 p.m.
Historian Christoph Helfer
“All around the train station…”– Highlights of the social and cultural life of the city of Tulln around 1900 in the context of the Danube Monarchy

3:00 p.m.
Curator of the Egon Schiele Birthplace and Museum Tulln Christian Bauer
Egon Schiele’s own family reflected in his art: Biography and work as a web of relationships in his early work

3:45 p.m.
Coffee break

4:10 p.m.
Art historian, co-editor of Egon Schiele Jahrbuch Johann Thomas Ambrózy
Egon Schiele's Tulln secret

5:00 p.m.
Summary/final session


Saturday, 17 May 2014

9:30 a.m.
Visit/tour: Egon Schiele Birthplace (Tulln Main Train Station)

11:00 a.m.
Visit/Tour: Egon Schiele Museum (Donaulände 28)

1:30 p.m.
Words of welcome from Susanne Schimek, Vice-Mayor of the City of Tulln an der Donau

1:45 p.m.
Historian Nikolaus Reisinger, Professor at the University of Graz
Railways, a fascinating subject. Austrian railways from their beginnings till the eve of the First World War

2:30 p.m.
Psychoanalyst Jeanne Wolff Bernstein
“Even longing has its specters”: Schiele’s compulsion and need to draw and paint

3:15 p.m.
Coffee break

3:35 p.m.
Art historian, co-editor of Egon Schiele Jahrbuch Sandra Tretter
The personal side of Egon Schiele. The artist’s correspondence

4:15 p.m.
Panel discussion with speakers and others; moderated by: Carl Aigner

4:45 p.m.
Summary/final session

5:00 p.m.

Conception & moderation: Carl Aigner, Director of Landesmuseum NÖ and Egon Schiele Museum Tulln

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The Egon Schiele Conference was funded by the Department of Culture of the Province of Lower Austria and by Erste Bank and Breitwieser Stone World.