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"Sitzen 69" revisited

Austrian Chair Design in the 1960s. Sebastian Hackenschmidt, curator, MAK Collection of Furniture and Woodwork
The home decor trends of the 1960s have seen revival after revival. Recent exhibitions such as Summer of Love (2006) at Kunsthalle Wien, The Sixties. Beatles, Pill and Revolt (2010) at Schallaburg Castle, and Sixties Design (2012) at the Imperial Furniture Collection point to the unbroken fascination held by this tumultuous decade—the upheavals of which, in many cases, even took on material form. But what did home interiors actually look like during this period, notwithstanding the (stereo)typical images that prevail today? A study by Sebastian Hackenschmidt.
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Burhan Doğançay

Tapestry #150, edition number 2/6
Donation Josepha Ilowsky-Ewantschin
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Rudolph M. Schindler

Since his emigration to the USA in 1914, the experimental Viennese visionary has given direction to a modern architectural percept in California. After completion of his own Kings Road house in 1921/22 designed as live-work space, Schindler primary planned and built private residencies, like the Mackey Apartments and the Fitzpatrick-Leland House.
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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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HOW MANY BILLBOARDS?

Art In Stead
Published for the exhibition of the same title, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House (28.2.-30.5.2010).
English
167 pages
31 x 24 cm, hardcover
Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010
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departure/MAK d>nite

Design (It-Yourself) Nite

Tue, 01.10.2013, 8.00 p.m.

MAK Columned Main Hall

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MARTIN KIPPENBERGER

The Last Stop West
Published for the exhibition of the same title at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, L. A.
(10.7.–11.10.1998)
English
96 pages, 73 b/w and full colored illustrations
20 x 15,5 cm, paperback
MAK Center L.A. and MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag Publishers, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 1998
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CARLO SCARPA

Das Handwerk der Architektur / The Craft of Architecture.
Published for the exhibition of the same title (9.4.–23.11.2003)
MAK Studies 4
German/English
121 pages, b/w and full colored illustrations
21 x 26 cm, paperback
MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 2003
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Lecture: Tadashi Kawamata:

Kawamata Arrangement
Wed, 19.02.2014
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MAK Design Shop

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