Exhibitions

SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE Josef Hoffmann: © MAK/Georg Mayer Photomontage: © Michael Anastassiades

SHOWROOM WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

A Dialogue with Michael Anastassiades
iCalWed, 06.10.2021–Sun, 02.10.2022
Tokens for Climate Care © Process – Studio for Art and Design

Tokens for Climate Care

An Installation by Process – Studio for Art and Design
iCalWed, 20.10.2021–Sun, 21.11.2021
MAYFLY© Anton Defant

MAYFLY

Functional Collages
iCalWed, 20.10.2021–Sun, 21.11.2021
The History of the GeymüllerschlösselFranz Sartory: Pötzleinsdorf, 1824 © MAK
Presentation at the Geymüllerschlössel

The History of the Geymüllerschlössel

iCalSat, 08.05.2021–Sun, 05.12.2021

MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel

ERWIN WURM
Exhibition at the Geymüllerschlössel

ERWIN WURM

Dissolution
iCalSat, 08.05.2021–Sun, 05.12.2021

MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel

JOSEF HOFFMANN – OTTO PRUTSCHERJOSEF HOFFMAN – OTTO PRUTSCHER  Otto Prutscher in a chair by Josef Zotti, 1913 Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice  © Karl Ehn
Exhibition in Brtnice, CZ

JOSEF HOFFMANN – OTTO PRUTSCHER

iCalMon, 01.07.2019–Thu, 31.03.2022

Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Czech Republic

James Turrell: MAKlite ReloadedJames Turrell, MAKlite, 2004 Technical Adaption: 2018 Permanent light installation on the MAK façade © Gerald Zugmann/MAK
Permanent Outdoor Installation

James Turrell: MAKlite Reloaded

Vienna 1900
MAK Permanent Collection

Vienna 1900

Design / Arts and Crafts 1890-1938
HELMUT LANG ARCHIVE

HELMUT LANG ARCHIVE

An Intervention by Helmut Lang
Renaissance Baroque Rococo
MAK Permanent Collection

Renaissance Baroque Rococo

Asia
MAK Permanent Collection

Asia

China – Japan – Korea
Empire Style BiedermeierMAK Permanent Collection Empire Biedermeier
MAK Permanent Collection

Empire Style Biedermeier

Baroque Rococo Classicism
MAK Permanent Collection

Baroque Rococo Classicism

Carpets
MAK Permanent Collection

Carpets

Historicism Art NouveauMAK Permanent Collection Historicism Art Nouveau
MAK-Permanent Collection

Historicism Art Nouveau

Events

OPENING TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE & MAYFLYTOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE & MAYFLY
Free Admission | 2.5G

OPENING TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE & MAYFLY

iCalTue, 19.10.2021 7.00 pm
Please registerOPENING TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE & MAYFLY
TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE
AN INSTALLATION BY PROCESS – STUDIO FOR ART AND DESIGN
The official Austrian contribution for the London Design Biennale 2021 was commissioned by the MAK and designed by Process – Studio for Art and Design. Now, the installation is on view in Vienna for the first time: Titled “Tokens for Climate Care,” the project focuses on the current and essential human task of climate care, nudged by the transformative power of design.
 
The project uses AI-based technology to create new and original graphic symbols based on a comprehensive database of logos, symbols and glyphs. Preliminary “labelling” of the data by the team with key terms that cover a broad definition of climate care, including its social, political, environmental and economic aspects, enables the AI model to design new symbols based on their meaning.
 
The new “Tokens for Climate Care” are presented in a spatial laser installation making the generated output data visible in real time. Visitors can take part in determining the meaning of the created symbols via their smartphones.
 
On the exhibition
Marlies Wirth, Curator Digital Culture and Design Collection, MAK
Moritz Resl, Designer, Process Studio
Martin Grödl, Designer, Process Studio

FUNCTIONAL COLLAGES
With their project “Mayfly,” the young designers Anton Defant and Benjamin Nagy examine the functional potentials of discarded materials. The life cycles of the improvised “functional collages” of the Mayfly sculptures begin where objects and components have lost their original function and have returned to being material: in the waste container. Thus, drain covers transform into a shelf, a former server rack into a chair, or a former sideboard and neon lights become a flood light.
 
There is no planning ahead when it comes to “Mayfly,” the objects are purely defined by the elements and materials currently available. The salvaged components are re-designed using as few tools as possible and without radically changing the material. As only the means available on site are used, the designers let themselves be led by the principle of improvisation.
 
This approach allows them to process the discovered material quickly, autonomously, and independently and gives the objects a playful immediacy. The exhibition display draws on the metaphor of a sandbox as a place to play and experiment: Here too, material takes on form and is destroyed again, while always remaining in the cycle.
 
On the exhibition
Marlies Wirth, Curator Digital Culture and Design Collection, MAK
Anton Defant, Designer
Benjamin Nagy, Designer

 

Due to the opening of TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE and MAYFLY, the “2.5G” rule applies throughout the entire MAK after 6.45 p.m. (including for regular visits to the museum).

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Art Education

(young)MAK Tour: Behind the Scenes © 3700

(young)MAK Tour: Behind the Scenes

Free tour with Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel for all those under the age of 27
iCalTue, 19.10.2021 5.30 pm
registration no longer possible
DESIGN & MOREMAK DESIGN LAB  © Stefan Lux/MAK
Exhibition Tour

DESIGN & MORE

Guided Tour through the MAK DESIGN LAB
iCalTue, 19.10.2021 6.30 pm 7.30 pm
registration no longer possible