Foto Wien - tour “The Eye of Brazil. Kurt Klagsbrunn”
Born in Vienna in 1918, the photographer Kurt Klagsbrunn captured modern life in Brazil from 1939 into the 1970s. He photographed the parties of the rich, as well as the pleasures of the poor. His models were prominent people such as Orson Welles or Evita Perón, but also bridal bouquet-throwing newlyweds, shoeshiners on the boulevards or dreamy coffee lovers. The son of a Floridsdorfer coal merchant and soccer official actually wanted to become a doctor. After fleeing from Austria in 1938, he made the hobby of his youth into his profession and quickly became known. In addition to his lifestyle and social photography, he documented the development of Brazil and the emergence of the new capital city of Brasilia. Kurt Klagsbrunn died in 2005 in Rio de Janeiro. In 2017, his nephew Victor Klagsbrunn gave the Jewish Museum Vienna a part of the estate with memories of the Klagsbrunn family’s life in Floridsdorf and their flight. The exhibition presents this donation, as well as a selection of photos from the Brazilian exile.
Curator Andrea Winklbauer guides you through the exhibition.
An event in the scope of Foto Wien
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Photo (c) Victor Hugo Klagsbrunn