Otto Wagner. Master of Viennese Art Nouveau at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris

13/11/2019 > 16/03/2020

Otto Wagner, Karlsplatz Pavilion Metro Station, Vienna, 1898 ©Acmanley,

As part of the Viennese Season at the Cité, discover Otto Wagner, a major figure on the European architectural scene at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. His achievements as much as his writings have largely contributed to the emergence of a “modern architecture”.

Belonging to the generation preceding those of the main players in Art Nouveau, the works of Otto Wagner, from the infrastructure of the Vienna metropolitan to the Vienna Savings Bank passing through the Saint-Leopold church of the Steinhof are today considered as essential milestones to grasp the evolution of this decisive moment in the history of contemporary architecture.

The exhibition, designed and produced in co-production with the Wien Museum to commemorate the centenary of his death, is the first monograph devoted to him in France.

Otto Wagner’s masterpieces are enhanced by the restitution of several interiors, revealing the refinement and elegance of his creations. Architect and designer, Otto Wagner was also an exceptional designer; the exhibition thus benefits from the rich collection of drawings from Otto Wagner’s architectural agency which the Wien Museum currently conserves. Finally, Otto Wagner’s work is compared with the Austrian artistic trends of his time in which he successively participated.

An exhibition co-produced by the City de l’Architecture et du patrimoine and the Wien Museum in Vienna, with the exceptional support of the Musée d’Orsay.

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