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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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MANFRED WAKOLBINGER

Bottomtime
Published for the exhibition of the same title (3.12.2003–22.2.2004)
German/English
190 pages, b/w and full colored illustrations
29,5 x 27,5 cm, hardbound
MAK, Vienna / Schlebrügge.Editor, Vienna 2003
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MAK Lecture Series iM BRENNPUNKT

Boris Groys

Museum in the Media – Media in the Museum
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R. M. Schindler.

Architektur und Experiment
Published for the exhibition „R.M. Schindler. Architektur und Experiment / The Architecture of R.M. Schindler“ (14.11.2001–10.2.2002)
German
284 pages, 265 illustrations, 107 plates in full colored
23 x 28 cm, paperback
MAK, Vienna and Hatje Cantz Verlag Publishers, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 2001
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Cooperation University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW
The exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW is intended to serve as a platform for contemporary forms of applied art and thus provide greater visibility for particularly interesting artistic stances originated by graduates of the University of Applied Arts who live and work on a freelance basis in Austria.
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LACE AND SO ON...

Bertha Pappenheim's Collections at the MAK
Published for the exhibition of the same title (3.10.2007–16.3.2008)
MAK Studies 11
German/English
94 pages, ca. 100 illustrations
21 x 26 cm, paperback
MAK, Vienna / Schlebrügge.Editor Vienna 2007
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Glass Study Collection

Curator: Rainald Franz, curator, Glass and Ceramics Collection
The Glass Study Collection shows the multiplicity of forms and diversity of colors to be found in glass objects. Changing exhibitions offer an overview of significant phases of the history of European glass production.
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