With the exhibition "Fractional Systems" the new building of the Mackey Garages was opened.
With a radical sound-performance of Sara Glaxia the MAK Center opened the exhibition Fractional Systems curated by Peter Noever. More than 300 guests attended the opening to see the site-responsive works especially created for the occasion by Franz Graf, Raymond Pettibon, Elke Krystufek, Hernán Diáz Alonso/Xefirotarch, and the next ENTERprise architects. A film program accompanies the interventions at the garages, curated by artists John Baldessari, Heinrich Dunst and Peter Kogler that refer to the new room at the Garage Top (video works by Judy Fiskin, Kurt Kren , Claudia Kugler, Sonia Leimer, Tina Schulz and Nadim Vardag.)
Curator Peter Noever Curatorial Assistance Marlies Wirth
Publication of the same title, english, 156 pages, full-color, paperback, Metroverlag 2010, EUR 15 MAK Design Shop
Published for the exhibition of the same title (25.6.-25.9.2010), Mackey Garages, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles English 156 pages, full-colored 9,50 × 14,8 cm, paperback MAK Center Los Angles / Metroverlag Vienna 2010
The MAK Carpet Collection is one of the most famous in the world. These unique pieces from the 16th and 17th centuries feature an incomparable variety of patterns and colors, materials, and techniques.
The MAK Orient Collection on permanent display includes a display of precious knotted carpets. The most valuable pieces originally came from the Austrian Imperial House, while the remaining holdings came from the Oriental Museum or were purchased for the Museum für Kunst und Industrie (Museum of Art and Industry).