In an exhibition of more than 130 works, Schiele's work is presented together with works by eleven contemporary artists: Georg Baselitz, Günter Brus, Jim Dine, VALIE EXPORT, Elke Silvia Kristufek, Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Cindy Sherman, Karin Mack, Adriana Cernin and Erwin Wurm.
The exhibition takes the viewer on a mysterious journey inside themselves. It begins with 21 of Egon Schiele's groundbreaking self-portraits and body images. The author, who became widely known only in the post-war era thanks to the United States, paved the way for generations of distinguished artists. His works, with their ruthless severity, mark a radical departure from the cult of beauty nurtured by the Vienna Secession and the end of the century in general. And his self-portraits portray him as an unhappy and rejected artist.