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Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Ausstellungshalle 2

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Exhibitions

Family Matters

04/10/201930/08/2020

Dom Museum

Stefansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien  Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

In view of the changing concept of “family,” this exhibition questions how family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society are reflected in art. From single-parent families to clans to families of choice … the show paints a complex picture of what a family can be, spanning various epochs and media, such as sculpture, graphics, painting, photography, and video art.

 

Works by: Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Elinor Carucci, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Weronika Gęsicka, Leander Kaiser, Angelika Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, Nina Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Katharina Mayer, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Sam Jinks, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Jacopo Tintoretto, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, among others

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

Exhibitions

German Expressionism

The Braglia and Johenning Collections

15/11/201920/04/2020

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

August Macke

In the early 20th century, emotion became a stylistic device. Driven by instinct and in opposition to academic canons, young rebels from the Dresden artist community “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) brought landscapes of the soul onto the canvas. In revolt against industrialized society they also strove for a nature-based reformation of life. Meanwhile, the circle of editors of the Munich almanac “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) went in search of a new inwardness in art, which allowed for the purely intuitive as much as for cultivated reason. The concept of beauty was questioned and expanded, with colors as the main vehicle of composition playing a decisive role in this process. The works of German Expressionism have lost none of their suggestive power to this day.

Curated by Ivan Ristić, around 120 works from the Swiss Braglia Collection and the German Johenning Collection will be presented for the first time in Vienna, including creations by Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paul Klee, and Lionel Feininger.

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

OTTO PRUTSCHER.

Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism

20/11/201917/05/2020

MAK

Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien

Otto Prutscher in einem Stuhl von in a chair by Josef Zotti, 1913, Foto Photo: Karl Ehn AFOP © AFOP, Mailand

Otto Prutscher (1880–1949) was an architect, designer, exhibition designer, teacher, and member of all major arts reform movements from the Secession to the Werkbund. 

Prutscher was one of the first students at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, where his teachers Josef Hoffmann and painter Franz Matsch had a formative influence on his development: his designs took their cue from contemporary architectural trends and show excellent draughtsmanship.

Prutscher’s known oeuvre comprises more than 50 buildings, almost 50 exhibitions, approximately 170 interiors, 300 interior designs, and over 200 individual pieces and suits of furniture. His designs were realized by more than 200 firms, most notably by Wiener Werkstätte, Backhausen and Augarten.

To mark the 70th anniversary of Otto Prutscher’s death, the exhibition focuses on his complex oeuvre and its influence on Viennese Modernism. It was incited by collector Hermi Schedlmayer’s generous donation of 139 designs, objects, and items of furniture by Otto Prutscher.

Curator: Rainald Franz, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection

Otto Prutscher in einem Stuhl von in a chair by Josef Zotti, 1913, Foto Photo: Karl Ehn AFOP © AFOP, Mailand

Exhibitions

Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

16/11/201923/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

How do we deal with analog and digital images given our current “post-Internet reality,” and how do they relate to one another? What about the relationships between material and immateriality, between body, screen, and photographic surface?

“Objects Recognized in Flashes” explores the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in our largely digitalized society. As an interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambivalent surfaces make the relationship between aesthetics, imagination, and matter appear as tenuous as the economies that they are based upon.

Exhibitions

Reading Time in Space

Modernism at mumok 1910 to 1955

16/11/201913/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mumok’s latest collection presentation on classical modernism includes holdings from Expressionism to the 1950s. Proceeding from the work of distinctive artists and theorists as well as prominent institutions like the Bauhaus, it breaks down the order 

Exhibitions

Fokus Favoriten

21/09/201901/09/2020

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Vienna’s growing, as one new urban development project pops up after another. Around Vienna’s main station the Sonnwendviertel district is taking shape with apartments, hotels and office towers, while the older buildings of the traditional workers’ district of Favoriten are yet to be rediscovered for their charm.

International artists have been invited to address the status quo in the eponymous exhibition “Fokus Favoriten”. Six art projects involve residents and translate their responses, music and interests into new aesthetic shapes, with artworks transforming various spots along Favoritenstrasse between Sonnwendplatz and Viktor-Adler-Markt.

Shops and streets will see performances by Julia Bünnagel, participatory projects by the Department for Public Appearances and Britta Thie, as well as musical performances from Ines Doujak and her colleagues. Alicia Framis will create an interactive light installation on Viktor-Adler-Markt, and Atelier Van Lieshout will place objects on Sonnwendplatz.

Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Exhibition hall 2

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Ausstellungsansicht "Kalter Krieg und Architektur" © Architekturzentrum Wien, Foto: Lisa Rastl

Exhibitions

Im Raum die Zeit lesen. Moderne im mumok 1910 bis 1955

16/11/201913/04/2020

mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view Im Raum die Zeit lesen. Moderne im mumok 1910 bis 1955 / Reading Time in Space. Modernism at mumok from 1910 to 1955 Photo: Lisa Rastl © mumok

Ist die Moderne eine Epoche? Wie sahen das Künstler_innen und Kurator_innen in den 1920er-Jahren?

Im Raum die Zeit lesen beantwortet diese Fragen mit einer Referenz auf vier Ausstellungen bzw. Buchprojekte, die erste Gesamtdarstellungen der Moderne waren und zentrale Fragen an die eigene Zeit aufgriffen. Neue Konzeptionen von Raum und Zeit bestimmten diese vier Projekte, zu denen etwa El Lissitzkys und Hans Arps fiktives Ausstellungsprojekt von 1924 sowie Friedrich Kieslers legendäre Theaterausstellung aus demselben Jahr zählten.

In einer Installation von Nicole Six und Paul Petritsch geht die mumok Ausstellung Zeitläufen und Raumsituationen nach, in der Elemente der Moderne den Rahmen setzen. Zu sehen sind etwa Werke von Giacomo Balla, Willi Baumeister, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Florence Henri, Josef Hofmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Yves Klein, Oskar Kokoschka, František Kupka, René Magritte, Oskar Schlemmer, Max Oppenheimer, Pablo Picasso, Felice Rix oder Sophie Taeuber-Arp uvm.

Kuratiert von Susanne Neuburger

Im Raum die Zeit lesen. Moderne im mumok mumok, Wien 11/2019

SHOW OFF: Austrian Fashion Design

14/02/202012/07/2020

MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst

Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien

Contemporary fashion designed/made in Austria is the focus of the first comprehensive major exhibition on Austrian fashion design. A time travel through fashion design in all its facets from the 1980s until today shows the wide spectrum of designers who are from Austria, work here, or were educated here in fashion. Embedded into a spectacular, spatial installation by architect Gregor Eichinger, SHOW OFF: Austrian Fashion Design makes the artistic work of creative disciplines tangible on multiple levels in the context of fashion.

Fashion as an object in the form of an item of clothing is presented by significant fashion statements by approximately 60 designers from the past four decades. The exhibition begins with Rudi Gernreich’s late work, whose designs from LA in the late 1970s revolutionized the global approach to fashion, and Viennese U-fashion with its stars at the time, such as Ledea Muard, Marc Thomas Merz, or Schella Kann. Viennese cult labels such as Wendy&Jim and fabrics interseason, “big player” Andreas Kronthaler, for the past two years part of the label “Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood,” and the renowned younger generation—represented in the exhibition among others by Kenneth Ize—contribute to the formation of a multifaceted scene with an international standing. In her “Wiener Salon,” Susanne Bisovsky has been working on exceptional creations, which will be presented in the exhibition, since 1996.

Additionally, works by 30 photographers give insight into Austrian fashion photography. Documentaries on legendary and formative events, magazines, and interviews give an impression of the social and cultural perception of fashion as a phenomenon.

The unique education in fashion at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with its numerous international visiting professors completes the storyline of the exhibition. Starting with the innovation boost under rector Oswald Oberhuber in the early 1980s and the first “fashion professor” Karl Lagerfeld, followed by further top stars like Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Raf Simons, and currently Lucie and Luke Meier, the highlights of the internationally renowned fashion education at the “Angewandte” are presented.

Participating Designers

___fabrics interseason, AND_i , Andreas Kronthaler, Arthur Arbesser, ASSASYN, Atil Kutoglu, Awareness & Consciousness, Bless, BRANDMAIR, Carol Christian Poell, Carolin Holzhuber, Christoph Rumpf, Claudia Rosa Lukas, DEMIAN, Edwina Hörl, Eric Rainer, EVA BLUT, FATEEVA, Femme Maison, Flora Miranda, FLorian Jewelry, George Bezani, GON, Gregor Pirouzi, Hartmann Nordenholz, Helmut Lang, House of the very island’s, Jana Wieland, Karin Bergmayer, Kenneth Ize, Ledea Muard, Lena Hoschek, Leos, Ludwig Reiter, Macchu Picchu, Marc Thomas Merz, Marina Hoermanseder, Mark Baigent, Markus Strasser, Maximilian Rittler, meshit, Michaela Buerger, MICHEL MAYER, Modus Vivendi, Mühlbauer, Natalie Zipfl, ODEEH, pelican avenue, Petar Petrov, Peter Pilotto, Rani Bageria, Robert La Roche, rosa mosa, Rubin & Chapelle, Rudi Gernreich, SAGAN Vienna, Schella Kann, SEMI DEI, Sissy Pink, Sonja Bischur, SUSANNE BISOVSKY, Thomas Kirchgrabner, Ute Ploier, Wendy&Jim

Participating Photographers

Christian Anwander, Andreas H. Bitesnich, Bela Borsodi, Michael Dürr, Marina Faust, Lukas Gansterer, Peter Garmusch, Irina Gavrich, Mark Glassner, Yasmina Haddad, Gerhard Heller, Anaïs Horn, Raphael Just, Jakob Lena Knebl, Bettina Komenda, Rudi Molacek, Markus Morianz, Stefanie Moshammer, Elsa Okazaki, Günter Parth, Bernd Preiml, Rafaela Pröll, Hanna Putz, Peter Rigaud, Markus Rössle, Elfie Semotan, Daliah Spiegel, Udo Titz, Helga Traxler, Esther Vörösmarty, Jork Weismann, Erwin Wurm, Wolfgang Zac, Maria Ziegelböck

Guest Curator: Ulrike Tschabitzer-Handler
Guest Co-Curator: Andreas Bergbaur
Scientific Advisor: Brigitte Winkler
Exhibition Architecture: Gregor Eichinger

Schella Kann, Lederoutfit, FW 92 © Rudi Molacek