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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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MINI MAK Guide

German
60 pages, numerous illustrations
21 x 21 cm, Softcover
MAK Vienna 2008
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WerkStadt Vienna

Rediscovering a city’s manufacturing culture
Tue, 05.02.2013
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KNOTS

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition “KNOTS symmetric_asymmetric. The MAK’s Historical Oriental Carpets and Film Inserts of the Present” (11.12.2002–23.3.2003)
German/English
120 pages, 20 illustrations
19 x 13,5 cm, paperback
MAK, Vienna 2002
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MINI MAK

MINI MAK is a program for our youngest museum visitors ages 4 and up.
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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
out of print
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Mobile Hospitality

chmara.rosinke, MAK-Designer-in-Residence 2013
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