Research at the MAK

Scientific research is a necessary prerequisite of curatorial practice and hence of the MAK’s diverse exhibition activities. Its findings and insights provide the basis for a profound and always up-to-date engagement of, and with, the MAK Collection.

The MAK is a center of competence in art, art theory, and architecture and a research station of social awareness. Scientific research is not only prerequisite for profound curatorial work, exhibitions, and publications, but is also fundamental to a museum’s institutional identity and the understanding of cultural and intercultural connections and currents.

Internationally, the MAK Collection stands for the unique crossing over of applied art, design, architecture, and contemporary art. Aside from preserving and researching its comprehensive collection, the museum’s scholarly focus currently is on successively publishing the collection on the Worldwide Web, bringing public attention to objects which would otherwise not be publicly accessible. This is done by a staff of proven experts who crucially contribute to the MAK’s international activities and reputation. The results of numerous, also externally funded research projects conducted at the museum lead to exhibitions and publications, putting the historical museum holdings in a contemporary perspective.

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HELMUTH GSÖLLPOINTNER

Temporäre variable Raumobjekte / Mutants. Temporary Objects
Published for the exhibition of the same title (3.9.–5.10.2003)
German/English
107 pages, b/w and full colored illustrations
24 x 32 cm, paperback
MAK, Vienna / Universitätsverlag Rudolf Trauner, Linz 2003
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Performativity

Marlies Wirth, Curator MAK NITE Lab
The notion of performativity shifts the focus to the activities of producing and making as well as to those actions, exchange processes, changes, and dynamics that define actors and cultural events. What is in the center therefore is not so much objects, monuments or artworks considered as representing a culture or a cultural self-image, but rather the dynamic processes of making and using them.
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MAK/ZINE #1/2013

The fourth issue of the MAK/ZINE „In Bewegung/On Mobility“ is published on the occasion of the exhibitions NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0. New Liberated Living? and TOUR DU MONDE. Bicycle Stories. Everything in this edition revolves around physical and mental mobility in both direct and oblique senses of the word.
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HERMANN KOSEL

The Holy Every Day
Published for the exhibition of the same title (26.11.2003–29.2.2004)
MAK Studies 4
German/English
128 pages, b/w and full colored illustrations
12,6 x 24 cm, paperback
MAK, Vienna 2003
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MAK LEARNING LAB Deconstruction

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MAK NITE Lab

Choir Corridos

Seth Weiner (Los Angeles/Vienna)
Tue, 26.11.2013
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