Ceija Stojka

Hope - That was what strengthened us

Ceija Stojka is currently one of the most sought-after Austrian artists. Her paintings relate to her history as a child before, during and after the National Socialist era. The multidisciplinary exhibition at museum.ebensee 2024 also provides insights into her diaries, which offer a personal perspective on contemporary Austrian history.

 

Subject to change
Ceija Stojka - expelled excluded
Ceija Stojka, Mama, wohin gehen wir?, 1996 © Bildrecht, Wien 2023; Foto: Matthias Reichelt Ceija Stojka International Association
Programline
Contributors

Ceija Stojka (Artist)
Dr. Karin Berger, Dr. Lorely French & Carina Kurta, Stojka family (Ceija Stojka International Association)

Simone Barlian (Head of Programme Visual Arts)
Teresa Kranawetter (Assistance Visual Arts)

Where
When
June-September 2024

About the project

The exhibition, which combines visual art, music and social issues related to Austria, focuses on the position of the woman, artist and activist Ceija Stojka – currently one of the most sought-after Austrian artists on the international art scene. Her visual oeuvre is composed of images with a personal reference to her history as a child before, during and after the National Socialist era.

Her diaries, which have not yet been published, provide a personal perspective on contemporary history in Austria at the end of the 20th century. The aim of the project within the framework of the Capital of Culture 2024 is to present this position in a European and international context and to create a view beyond the end of one’s nose. Accompanying the exhibition there will be a film program, a talk and a music event.