23 November 2012-24 March 2013. On occasion of the centenary of the death of the Irish novelist Bram Stoker (1847-1912), Triennale celebrates his most famous romance, entitled Dracula, and the myth of vampires. It offers a journey of discovery of one of the most ancient and suggestive legends of all times.
About 100 works, including paintings, engravings, drawings, historical documents, ancient and contemporary design objects, videos and scene costumes, explores this immortal vampire and his influence on literature, visual and audio-visual arts before and after the publication of the famous romance in 1897.
This exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Kunsthistorische Museum of Vienna. Throughout the centuries Dracula has fascinated generations of artists, novelists, painters and film directors, awakening their curiosity, interest and fear. From Vienna comes the famous portrait of the Count Vlad, a 15th century historical figure that traditionally has been associated with the legend of Dracula.