a_show

Permanent exhibition

Exhibitions

Günther Domenig, Steinhaus, 1986–2008 © AzW Wien, Collection, photograph: Margherita Spiluttini

Date and time

1/01/202031/12/2021

The “a_show” is the permanent exhibition of the Az W. It offers a compact overview of the development and history of the architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries in Austria along with a unique view of 150 years of architectural production.

In ten episodes the most relevant phenomena and tendencies are shown, while still leaving room for autonomous positions. Starting with Vienna’s growth into an imperial metropolis, the exhibition brings visitors into the field of tension between socio-political experiment, the “conquest” of areas of alpine landscape, the interwoven power structures of the Nazi period, and the rebuilding programme after 1945.

Modernism, experiments and crises
The year 1958 is significant for the development of architecture in Austria. At that time a number of key buildings were completed which signalised the somewhat late arrival of international modernism. Subsequently space travel, the worldwide ascendancy of pop culture and mass media made an impact on the production of architecture. The oil crisis in 1973 brought an abrupt end to utopian concepts, while at the same time marking the start of a variety of experiments in both formal and constructional terms. Current positions from throughout Austria are an important part of the exhibition and are presented in digital form.

Curators: Gabriele Kaiser, Monika Platzer, Az W

LOCATION

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

azw.at

+43 1 522 31 15

office@azw.at

Architekturzentrum Wien

The Az W shows, discusses and investigates how architecture and urban development shape our daily life. Its program encompasses international themed exhibitions, a permanent exhibition of Austrian architecture, and a total of over 500 events each year including lectures, city excursions, film screenings, and hands-on formats.

OTHER EVENTS
Free EntranceOnlineSpecial Project

Creative Days Vienna

Wednesday, 5. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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CAMILA SPOSATI

Phonosophia

Friday, 12. February 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

EverythingOnlineTalk

LIVE-TALK: Erwin Wurm in conversation

Tuesday, 11. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 18:30

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Indistinct Chatter

Friday, 5. March 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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BREATHE EARTH COLLECTIVE

Climate Culture

Tuesday, 4. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 10:00

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All About Eva (and me): New works by Eva Beresin & Kenny Schachter

Wednesday, 5. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Nicholas Grafia | Soul Burner

Friday, 26. March 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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SIMÓN VEGA - Futuros Pasados

Tuesday, 20. April 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Third Room: Honza ZAMOJSKI

Friday, 26. March 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Architecture on a Spit

PRINZpod

Thursday, 29. April 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Jimmie DURHAM | 1948

Friday, 26. March 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Maja Vukoje

On the Edge

Thursday, 12. November 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

Guided TourOnline

Online Tour "Fragile Creation": Johanna Schwanberg & Toni Faber

Sorge um das gemeinsame Haus

Wednesday, 26. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 18:00

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BOLD AND FREE

Tuesday, 8. December 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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Katharina Grosse

Wolke in Form eines Schwertes

Saturday, 10. April 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Joseph Beuys

Think. Act. Convey.

Thursday, 4. March 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Yuji Agematsu. 2020

Friday, 26. March 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

Friday, 26. March 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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DRAW A DISTINCTION.

Rafaela Bielesch, Teresa Kasalicky, Katharina Scheucher

Sunday, 7. February 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Land For Us All

Thursday, 19. November 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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PZZLED

Friday, 11. June 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Higher Powers

People, Gods and Elements of Nature

Tuesday, 18. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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ALFREDO JAAR

Red Vienna

Wednesday, 9. June 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 10:00

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And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?

Saturday, 15. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Adolf Loos - Afterlife

Thursday, 3. September 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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Fragile Creation

Thursday, 1. October 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

Wednesday, 5. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 10:00

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VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021

PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age

Friday, 28. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 10:00

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The Aztecs

Friday, 15. October 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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Heimo Zobernig

Saturday, 19. June 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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ERWIN WURM

Dissolution

Saturday, 8. May 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 11:00

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Ongoing Permanent Collection

Wednesday, 1. July 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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Masterpieces of Modernist Art.

The Batliner Collection

Wednesday, 1. July 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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Hidden Thoughts of A Visual Nature

Wednesday, 23. September 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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VIENNA 1900

Birth of Modernism

Friday, 1. January 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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HELMUT LANG ARCHIVE

AN INTERVENTION BY HELMUT LANG

Tuesday, 16. June 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

Corita Kent (Sister Corita) the sea queen, 1973
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Enjoy – the Changing mumok Collection

Saturday, 19. June 2021Friday, 31. December 2021

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JOSEF HOFFMANN

Progress Through Beauty

Wednesday, 15. December 2021Friday, 31. December 2021 10:00

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PERMANENT COLLECTION VIENNA 1900

Design/Arts and Crafts 1890–1938

Wednesday, 1. July 2020Friday, 31. December 2021

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Siegfried Zaworka

Funktionale

Friday, 27. September 2019Friday, 31. December 2021