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MAK ON TOUR to the Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Czech RepublicJosef Hoffmann Museum © Kamil Till
One-Day Bus Trip

MAK ON TOUR to the Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Czech Republic

On the occasion of the exhibition presenting the results of the MAK Design Camp (2018/19) and NDU Workshop (2022)
iCalSun, 25.9.2022 8.30 am6 pm
Please registerMAK ON TOUR to the Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Czech Republic
Destination: the Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Czech Republic
A joint branch of the Moravian Gallery, Brno, and the MAK, Vienna 
 

PROGRAM DETAILS

8:30 a.m. Departure from the MAK, Vienna 
11 a.m. Arrival in Brtnice
From 11.30 am Exhibition opening followed by a buffet
2 p.m. Guided tour through the exhibition and the Josef Hoffmann Museum,
afterwards free time at participants’ disposal
3:30 p.m. Departure from Brtnice
ca. 6 p.m. Arrival at the MAK, Vienna
 
Cost: regular € 59, reduced € 53 (with MAK Annual Ticket or MARS, and for students under 27 and persons 65 or older or with a valid pensioner’s ID)  
Includes transport, museum admission, visit to exhibition, and guided tour of the Josef Hoffmann Museum
 
Tour guide: Rainald Franz, Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection
 

Results of the MAK Design Camp (2018/19) and NDU Workshop (2022)

Within the framework of the INTERREG Project Bilateral Design Networks: Design Innovation from Early 20th Century Modernity to Digital Modernity, completed at the end of 2019, a proposal was developed for a Design Camp in the Josef Hoffmann Museum. 
 
The goal of the Design Camp was to provide new accessibility to the cultural heritage bequeathed by Josef Hoffmann to Brtnice and to revitalize the specific function of his birthplace as an abode of creativity through an Artists in Residence program for selected Austrian and Czech students. Concepts were developed for educational programs, for seating furniture reflecting Hoffmann’s design philosophy, for replanning the garden, and for restructuring the museum’s forecourt. The nine completed projects, presented in an exhibition at the MAK in October of 2019, will remain in Josef Hoffmann’s birthplace as part of the museum’s collection.
 
In addition, the exhibition presents work on the interface between spatial and visual design created by students of interior design and visual communication at the New Design University (NDU) in St. Pölten. Within the framework of the INTERREG Project ATCZ264 – JH Neu digital / JH Nově digitální / JH New digital, the students this year systematically examined the canonical forms and creation and manufacturing processes behind Josef Hoffmann’s design prototypes, as well as the cultural and social environment in which these arose. Central to the students’ work is the continuation of Hoffmann’s canonical forms and methodology into the present—the creation of patterns processed, extended, and thus transformed into contemporary terms, using both traditional craft skills and the latest media technology (3-D printing, silicone molding, film, VR).
 
The exhibition and event are part of the INTERREG Project ATCZ264 – JH Neu digital / JH Nově digitální / JH New digital and are co-financed by the European Union (INTERREG Project V-A Austria – Czech Republic) and by state funding provided by the Czech Republic.

 

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Heritage Day 2022Tag des Denkmals

Heritage Day 2022

iCalSun, 25.9.2022 10 am6 pm
Open Crocheting by (young) MAKOpen Häkeln by (young) MAK

Open Crocheting by (young) MAK

Open Häkeln by (young) MAK
iCalTue, 27.9.2022 6 pm9 pm
fully booked
ORF Long Night of Museums 2022ORF Long Night of Museums 2022 © ORF-Design

ORF Long Night of Museums 2022

iCalSat, 1.10.2022 6 pm—Sun, 2.10.2022 1 am
GOO GOO MAKDoris Uhlich, Gootopia, 2022 © Nana Franck/projektorat.net
Premiere

GOO GOO MAK

Performative Installation by Doris Uhlich
iCalSun, 2.10.2022 2 pm6 pm
GOO GOO MAKDoris Uhlich, Gootopia, 2022 © Nana Franck/projektorat.net
Premiere

GOO GOO MAK

Performative Installation by Doris Uhlich
iCalTue, 4.10.2022 5 pm9 pm
Conversation Piece: Enormous transformationsLaura Wiesböck © Foto Karin Wasner

Conversation Piece: Enormous transformations

with the sociologist and author Dr. Laura Wiesböck
iCalTue, 4.10.2022 7 pm8 pm
Please registerConversation Piece: Enormous transformations
Enormous transformations: on male structural violence against women as part of the Western narrative
 
Object: Maiolica bowl Apollo and Daphne by Ippolito Rombaldoni (1650–1679)
 
The start of the format series is provided by an actual conversation piece – a maiolica bowl from the Italian Renaissance. These ceramic objects were mainly designed to provide topics for and stimulate conversation, a real Conversation Piece. The selected bowl shows mythological scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. All scenes are linked by the metamorphosis of women fleeing from male sexual violence. 
 
The sociologist and author Dr. Laura Wiesböck talks with us about what everyday metamorphosis rituals women still apply today to protect themselves from sexual assaults. We also ask about the societal significance still ascribed to the preservation of the “purity” of the female body. How do modern male perpetrators still successfully create “safe spaces” in which they can exercise violence against women – whether in sports, art and culture or in the media industry?
 
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New event series
Conversation Pieces
We need to talk! The MAK is starting the new art education format Conversation Pieces on 4 October 2022. We will speak with artists, activists, scientists, and personalities from various communities about select objects from the MAK Collection. Conversation Pieces is dedicated to themes like diversity, feminism, participation or loneliness, symbiotic bodies, racism in collections, planet care, and much more. We use the MAK as a polyphonic place for the exchange of ideas and to engage in various sociopolitical discourses and problems that enable new perspectives on an extraordinary collection.
 
Conversation Pieces can be understood as an impetus to make widespread pictorial worlds and narratives visible and to critically question them by talking about them together.
 
 
Further dates
 
Tue, 1.11.2022, 7 pm
(All Hallows) 
On death and its place in our life
With the intensive care physician Dr. Gunnar Gamper
 
Sun, 13.11.2022, 4.30 pm
Following new patterns 
For the Weekend of Graphic Arts 
With the graphic designer Enrico Bravi
 
Tue, 20.12.2022, 7 pm
Dinner for One 
On Christmas as the celebration of loneliness and on spaces for being together
With the psychiatrist and initiator of the platform against loneliness Dr. Karin Gutiérrez Lobos
 
Tue, 10.1.2023, 7 pm
On the fest 
With the DJ, music producer, and networker Electric Indigo
 
Tue, 24.1.2023, 7 pm
On the exhibition FOLDS
With the artist and photographer Elfie Semotan
 

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blickfang Viennablickfang Wien © Dominik Geiger
Design Fair

blickfang Vienna

iCalFri, 21.10.2022 12 pm—Sun, 23.10.2022 6 pm
Conversation Piece: On death and its place in our life

Conversation Piece: On death and its place in our life

With the intensive care physician Dr. Gunnar Gamper
iCalTue, 1.11.2022 7 pm8 pm
Please registerConversation Piece: On death and its place in our life
New event series
Conversation Pieces
 
We need to talk! The MAK is starting the new art education format Conversation Pieces on 4 October 2022. We will speak with artists, activists, scientists, and personalities from various communities about select objects from the MAK Collection. Conversation Pieces is dedicated to themes like diversity, feminism, participation or loneliness, symbiotic bodies, racism in collections, planet care, and much more. We use the MAK as a polyphonic place for the exchange of ideas and to engage in various sociopolitical discourses and problems that enable new perspectives on an extraordinary collection.
 
Conversation Pieces can be understood as an impetus to make widespread pictorial worlds and narratives visible and to critically question them by talking about them together.
 
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Wochenende der Graphik 2022
Führungen | Workshop I Conversation Piece

Wochenende der Graphik 2022

iCalFri, 11.11.2022—Sun, 13.11.2022
Conversation Piece: Following new patterns

Conversation Piece: Following new patterns

With the graphic designer Enrico Bravi
iCalSun, 13.11.2022 4.30 pm5.30 pm
Please registerConversation Piece: Following new patterns
For the Weekend of Graphic Arts

New event series
Conversation Pieces
 
We need to talk! The MAK is starting the new art education format Conversation Pieces on 4 October 2022. We will speak with artists, activists, scientists, and personalities from various communities about select objects from the MAK Collection. Conversation Pieces is dedicated to themes like diversity, feminism, participation or loneliness, symbiotic bodies, racism in collections, planet care, and much more. We use the MAK as a polyphonic place for the exchange of ideas and to engage in various sociopolitical discourses and problems that enable new perspectives on an extraordinary collection.
 
Conversation Pieces can be understood as an impetus to make widespread pictorial worlds and narratives visible and to critically question them by talking about them together.
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Werden Sie Volunteer!

Werden Sie Volunteer!

Informationsgespräche für Interessierte
iCalTue, 15.11.2022 5 pm
Exhibition Opening WERKSTÄTTE HAGENAUERFranz Hagenauer, serving fork, 1981 Metal, silver-plated © MAK

Exhibition Opening WERKSTÄTTE HAGENAUER

Viennese Metal Art 1898–1987
iCalTue, 15.11.2022 7 pm
Exhibition Opening BIRKE GORMBirke Gorm © Galerie der Stadt Schwaz

Exhibition Opening BIRKE GORM

In context of the VIENNA ART WEEK 2022
iCalTue, 22.11.2022 7 pm9 pm
Vortrag von Gastkurator und Sammler Friedrich C. Heller Graphic Design: Theresa Hattinger

Vortrag von Gastkurator und Sammler Friedrich C. Heller

zur Ausstellung BILDERBUCHKUNST. Das Buch als künstlerisches Medium
iCalTue, 29.11.2022 6.30 pm9 pm
Please registerVortrag von Gastkurator und Sammler Friedrich C. Heller
Picture books—whether for children or adults—can impressively express the different artistic tendencies through the medium of the book. During this process, the artists’ deeply impressive creativity becomes visible, which knows how to bring not only the beauty, wealth, and hope, but also the threats of our world into pictures. A selection of picture books from the 1960s to the present, for example by Sonia Delaunay, Bruno Munari, Olaf Nicolai, and Lawrence Weiner, gives an impression of this diversity. This exhibition is a continuation of the children’s book exhibitions shown at the MAK in the past. In addition to loans from the Friedrich C. Heller Collection, objects from the MAK Collection’s significant holdings of artists’ books will be presented.
 
Guest Curator: Friedrich C. Heller
Curator: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head, MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive
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Exhibition Opening FOLDSKatsushika Hokusai, “The Ghost of Oiwa” (detail), from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories, Japan, 1831/32 © MAK/Georg Mayer

Exhibition Opening FOLDS

iCalTue, 29.11.2022 7 pm9 pm
Exhibition Opening THE FESTHerwig Weiser, untitled (MAK Vienna), 2021 The artist stages James Turrell’s permanent light installation MAKlite (2004/2018) in all its festivity. © Herwig Weiser

Exhibition Opening THE FEST

Between Representation and Revolt
iCalTue, 13.12.2022 7 pm9 pm
Conversation Piece: Dinner for One

Conversation Piece: Dinner for One

With the psychiatrist and initiator of the platform against loneliness Dr. Karin Gutiérrez Lobos
iCalTue, 20.12.2022 7 pm8 pm
Please registerConversation Piece: Dinner for One On Christmas as the celebration of loneliness and on spaces for being together

New event series
Conversation Pieces
 
We need to talk! The MAK is starting the new art education format Conversation Pieces on 4 October 2022. We will speak with artists, activists, scientists, and personalities from various communities about select objects from the MAK Collection. Conversation Pieces is dedicated to themes like diversity, feminism, participation or loneliness, symbiotic bodies, racism in collections, planet care, and much more. We use the MAK as a polyphonic place for the exchange of ideas and to engage in various sociopolitical discourses and problems that enable new perspectives on an extraordinary collection.
 
Conversation Pieces can be understood as an impetus to make widespread pictorial worlds and narratives visible and to critically question them by talking about them together.
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Conversation Piece: On the fest

Conversation Piece: On the fest

With the DJ, music producer, and networker Electric Indigo
iCalTue, 10.1.2023 7 pm8 pm
Please registerConversation Piece: On the fest
New event series
Conversation Pieces
 
We need to talk! The MAK is starting the new art education format Conversation Pieces on 4 October 2022. We will speak with artists, activists, scientists, and personalities from various communities about select objects from the MAK Collection. Conversation Pieces is dedicated to themes like diversity, feminism, participation or loneliness, symbiotic bodies, racism in collections, planet care, and much more. We use the MAK as a polyphonic place for the exchange of ideas and to engage in various sociopolitical discourses and problems that enable new perspectives on an extraordinary collection.
 
Conversation Pieces can be understood as an impetus to make widespread pictorial worlds and narratives visible and to critically question them by talking about them together.
 
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Conversation Piece: On the exhibition FOLDS

Conversation Piece: On the exhibition FOLDS

With the artist and photographer Elfie Semotan
iCalTue, 24.1.2023 7 pm8 pm
Please registerConversation Piece: On the exhibition FOLDS
New event series
Conversation Pieces
 
We need to talk! The MAK is starting the new art education format Conversation Pieces on 4 October 2022. We will speak with artists, activists, scientists, and personalities from various communities about select objects from the MAK Collection. Conversation Pieces is dedicated to themes like diversity, feminism, participation or loneliness, symbiotic bodies, racism in collections, planet care, and much more. We use the MAK as a polyphonic place for the exchange of ideas and to engage in various sociopolitical discourses and problems that enable new perspectives on an extraordinary collection.
 
Conversation Pieces can be understood as an impetus to make widespread pictorial worlds and narratives visible and to critically question them by talking about them together.
 
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All events take place in German, unless otherwise mentioned. During our exhibition openings or events, photographs and videos are regularly taken and recorded by the MAK and other parties and published i.a. on the website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) of the MAK and other parties. Persons participating in exhibition openings and events or entering the MAK’s premises thereby give their consent to the publication of such photographs and videos, without remuneration and without the persons concerned expressly granting such permission.