The MAK is dedicating the first solo exhibition in Austria to My Ullmann (1905–1995), one of the co-founders of kineticism.
MAK Works on Paper Room
After training at the Vienna School of Applied Arts under the reformer of child art Franz Čižek, Ullmann initially worked as a craftswoman and commercial artist. Crystalline forms and curved lines characterize her work, which was shaped by the many stations in her life—including Berlin, Münster, Zurich, and finally Constance. Maria Ullmann, who signed as “My,” left behind an extensive oeuvre: stage and costume designs, artistic room and wall designs from her own my studio, and Art in Architecture, in which she continued her kinetic early work in her later work.

The exhibition and accompanying catalog were realized in collaboration with the Municipal Wessenberg Gallery Constance.

Curator: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive
Guest curator: Barbara Stark, Director, Municipal Wessenberg Gallery Constance
MY ULLMANN. Bilder, Bühne, Kunst am Bau, edited by Barbara Stark and Lilli Hollein, with contributions by Sebastian Hackenschmidt, Barbara Lesák, Sabine Plakolm-Forsthuber, Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Anne-Katrin Rossberg, and Barbara Stark. German, 160 pages with numerous color illustrations. Municipal Wessenberg Gallery in Constance and MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna/Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2023. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at for € 24.


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Last Tour before end of exhibition
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts