Hidden in the rock. The mountain, the salt and the art

Comic Exhibition by Simon Schwartz in the Steinberghaus, Altaussee

Project of the Capital of Culture

The Altaussee salt mine has a long and moving history. Salt has mined here since the year 1147. For centuries, it has been an important foundation for livelihoods. From 1943 to 1945, the mine was used during the era of National Socialism to hide and store valuable artworks and cultural objects.

(Original title: Der Berg, das Salz und die Kunst)

Subject to change

Elisabeth Schweeger/Lisa Neuhuber (Curators)

Salzwelten/Steinberghaus (Project Leaders)

Lisa Neuhuber, Martina Rothschädl (Project Management for the 2024 European Capital of Culture Salzkammergut)

22.3.2024 - 31.12.2024

About the project

For this shared project of Salzwelten GmbH and the 2024 Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut, the artist Simon Schwartz will engage with the tumultuous history of the Altaussee salt mine and the artworks stored in the mind as well as their recovery. He will tell the story in comic drawings and present them in a freely accessible exhibition in the Steinberghaus.