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Wes Anderson and partner Juman Malouf to curate exhibition in Vienna


Film director Wes Anderson and his partner, designer, illustrator and author Juman Malouf, will curate an exhibition for the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The museum invited the couple to put together the show, drawing pieces from its own vast archive. This will include objects from its collections of historical musical instruments, weapons, armour, coins and medals; carriages and sleighs; Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities; the Kunstkammer / Cabinet of Curiosities collection; and the Picture Gallery. It will also feature items from the Weltmuseum of anthropology, Vienna’s Theatre Museum and the Schloss Ambras, a renaissance castle in Innsbruck.

The show is the latest in a series at the Austrian institution inviting guest curators, following exhibitions by American artist Ed Ruscha in 2012, and British artist and author Edmund de Waal in 2016. It is the first exhibition that Anderson and Malouf have curated, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion animated feature film Isle of Dogs released its first clip today, ahead of the premiere on 15 February 2018 at Berlin Film Festival and general release on 28 March.

The exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum will open from 11 September 2018 – 20 January 2019.