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The collector Heinz Slunecko has been involved with the MAK for more than ten years; his extensive collection of ceramics from the Southeastern and East Asian region has been enriching the museum’s exhibitions ever since. His many travels enabled him to discover the not so immediately recognizable qualities of historical ceramics that are little known and seldom presented in Europe—from Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, and also including predominantly contemporary works from Japan.

With the solo exhibition GUSTAV PEICHL: 15 Buildings for His 90th, the MAK is celebrating the renowned Austrian architect’s 90th birthday. In 2013, Gustav Peichl donated all of his architectural sketches, designs, and plans for his Austrian building projects to the museum. In a career spanning over 50 years, in which he created a total of 70 buildings, the versatile and prolific architect has personally selected 15 buildings—from between 1958 and 2011—for the MAK exhibition, affording a unique insight into his oeuvre. Sketches and plans that for the most part have never previously been shown to the public are being presented together with largely familiar objects, thus bringing his architectural theories into focus.

Inspired by the tableau with the wooden ornaments of the minbar of the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo from the year 1296, a masterpiece of the Mameluke era, the artist Adriana Czernin developed a work series that takes as its theme the different aspects of geometric construction. In doing so, she sees ornament as a metaphor for cultural, social, and personal entanglements. The expansive works in the MAK exhibition paraphrase the fragmentary nature of the parts from the minbar that have been in the collection of what is today the MAK since 1907.

With the solo exhibition GUSTAV PEICHL: 15 Buildings for His 90th, the MAK is celebrating the renowned Austrian architect’s 90th birthday. In 2013, Gustav Peichl donated all of his architectural sketches, designs, and plans for his Austrian building projects to the museum. In a career spanning over 50 years, in which he created a total of 70 buildings, the versatile and prolific architect has personally selected 15 buildings—from between 1958 and 2011—for the MAK exhibition, affording a unique insight into his oeuvre. Sketches and plans that for the most part have never previously been shown to the public are being presented together with largely familiar objects, thus bringing his architectural theories into focus.  

In her work, Cécile B. Evans examines the significance and role of emotion in contemporary societies as well as the increasing influence of new technologies on our feelings and actions. For her forthcoming show at mumok, Evans creates an architectural video installation. AMOS’ WORLD is conceived as a television show set in a socially progressive housing estate.

There is no avoiding Erwin Wurm in 2017. Internationally represented in several major exhibitions, his works are most notably be shown alongside Brigitte Kowanz at the Austrian Pavilion of this year’s Art Biennial in Venice. The Belvedere has been documenting the renowned artist’s work in preparation for the Biennale and, beginning in June, the Belvedere 21 will show his statues and performative sculptures. To kick things off, visitors are greeted by Wurm’s Fat House on the Upper Belvedere.

The exhibition Optik Schröder II presents a representative selection from the collection of Alexander Schröder. This includes important works by Kai Althoff, Tom Burr, Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine, Gelitin, Isa Genzken, Anne Imhof, Sergej Jensen, Pierre Klossowski, Manfred Pernice, Martha Rosler, and Reena Spaulings, and is one of the most important German private collections of contemporary art.

Bruno Gironcoli is one of the most idiosyncratic artists of the twentieth century. He gained public recognition with his late large-scale sculptures, in which archetypes and trivial elements meld to form futuristic conglomerates. It is less well known that alongside his work in sculpture Gironcoli also produced an extensive body of graphic works. This retrospective exhibition at mumok will for the first time focus on Gironcoli the painter and draughtsman. His works on paper will enter into dialogue with outstanding examples of the artist’s wire sculptures, polyester objects, installations, and monumental sculptures, also opening up new perspectives on the sculptural work.

There is no avoiding Erwin Wurm in 2017. Internationally represented in several major exhibitions, his works are most notably be shown alongside Brigitte Kowanz at the Austrian Pavilion of this year’s Art Biennial in Venice. The Belvedere has been documenting the renowned artist’s work in preparation for the Biennale and, beginning in June, the Belvedere 21 will show his statues and performative sculptures. To kick things off, visitors are greeted by Wurm’s Fat House on the Upper Belvedere.

Rachel Whiteread has worked for a number of years on a series of huts and houses typically found in remote and difficult-to-access locations.  One of these works cast in concrete, titled Chicken Shed, was made especially for this retrospective and depicts a small chicken shed that originally stood in the English county of Norfolk. The surface of the cast concrete even contains recognizable details from the hand-sawn wood used to construct the shed. The sculpture was installed in 2017 on the grounds of Tate Britain in London and now serves as the precursor to the exhibition at the Belvedere 21 in the gardens of the Upper Belvedere. Chicken Shed by Rachel Whiteread will be on view, free of charge, until the end of July 2018.

Rachel Whiteread has worked for a number of years on a series of huts and houses typically found in remote and difficult-to-access locations.  One of these works cast in concrete, titled Chicken Shed, was made especially for this retrospective and depicts a small chicken shed that originally stood in the English county of Norfolk. The surface of the cast concrete even contains recognizable details from the hand-sawn wood used to construct the shed. The sculpture was installed in 2017 on the grounds of Tate Britain in London and now serves as the precursor to the exhibition at the Belvedere 21 in the gardens of the Upper Belvedere. Chicken Shed by Rachel Whiteread will be on view, free of charge, until the end of July 2018.

As one of the most important pioneers of performance art, in the 1960s Günter Brus made the body the scene of his artistic efforts and scandalized the public in the process. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the Belvedere 21 is hosting a comprehensive retrospective in appreciation of his oeuvre.

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