The MAK has a remarkable collection of precious glass objects dating from between 1860 and 1960. A large part of these valuable holdings Lötz, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Bohemian glass from 1905 to 1925, Italian glass from 1950 to 1960 has already been shown in past exhibitions. But these did not offer an international survey. In this exhibition, the achievements of the century from 1860 to 1960 will be presented according to its various stylistic epochs, such as historicism, Art Nouveau, Art Déco, and the 1950s.
Curator Waltraud Neuwirth
The exhibition, In Between: Art and Architecture brought into focus the limitless potential of the Schindler House as an experimental project that continues to generate new spatial concepts and forms in the work of contemporary artists. Artists had been invited to create and present work(s) that engaged the spaces, concepts, and histories of the Schindler House.
A group exhibition of contemporary works at the Schindler House and in public spaces around the city including billboards, photography, drawing, video, film and sculpture.
Curator Lou Anne Greenwald
Enamel was already widely used for ornamenting jewelry and precious commodities in the Classical world. By presenting religious and secular objects and pieces of jewelry in chronological order, the exhibition illustrates various enameling techniques of European, Islamic, and East Asian origins, documenting the spread of the art of enameling and its specific repertory of ornamental forms from the Eastern Mediterranean between the 12th and the 21st centuries.
Following the example of the South Kensington Museum, today's Victoria & Albert Museum, in London, the Austrian Imperial and Royal Museum for Art and Industry also built up its collections of models. As regards metalwork, the emphasis was on locks, fittings and mountings, hinges and clasps, keys, etc.
The items were assembled as models for people interested in the subject as well as for craftsmen. The presentation, which accompanies the exhibition "Art and Industry", will show a selection of items from the MAK's extensive metalwork collection that emphasizes its ornamental aspect and variety.