Anonym, Porträtfotografie Koloman Moser, um 1903
Exhibition

KOLOMAN MOSER

Universal Artist between Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann

Wed, 19.12.2018–Mon, 22.04.2019
Koloman Moser’s oeuvre continues to exert a lasting fascination. As a universal artist Moser masters the disciplines of painting, graphic art, arts and crafts, and interior design as well as fashion and scenography. To an impressive extent Moser embodies the Gesamtkunstwerk or total work of art as advocated by the Vienna Secession. He is considered one of the most important pioneers of Viennese Modernism, one of the most influential artists of Viennese Art Nouveau, and is—alongside Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann—one of the leading artists of Vienna’s artistic renewal.

To commemorate the centennial of his death, the MAK is honoring Koloman Moser (1868–1918) with one of the most comprehensive solo shows to date on his great and visionary work. The exhibition delves deep into the oeuvre of this exceptional artist and demonstrates just how instrumental Moser was in influencing the search for a new, modern design vocabulary in fin-de-siècle Vienna.  This is the first time that many of the 500 or so exhibits, largely taken from the MAK Collection, have been made accessible to the public. Structured chronologically and divided into five chapters, the MAK exhibition recalls every step of Moser’s unusual career: from painter to all-round designer and finally back to painting.

Guest Curator: Christian Witt-Dörring
Curator: Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive

Opening

Tue, 18.12.2018, 7 p.m.
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Tipp

Upon presentation of their MAK ticket, all visitors to the MAK exhibition KOLOMAN MOSER will receive reduced admission to the exhibition Applications: Koloman Moser and the Stage at the Theatermuseum (until 22 Apr 2019).

Guided Tours

Admission plus attendance fee of € 3.50

Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 4 p.m.

Curator-Guided Tours

with Elisabeth Schmuttermeier
Tue, 22.01.2019, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm fully booked
Tue, 12.03.2019, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm fully booked
with Christian Witt-Dörring
Tue, 05.02.2019, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm fully booked
Tue, 26.02.2019, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm fully booked

Expert-Guided Tours

Koloman Moser and the School of Arts and Crafts
Expert-Guided Tour with Patrick Werkner, was Professor and Head, Art Collection and Archive, University of Applied Arts Vienna until 2018
Tue, 15.01.2019, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm fully booked
Koloman Moser as Graphic Designer
Expert-Guided Tour with Anne-Katrin Rossberg, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive
Tue, 26.03.2019, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm fully booked


MAK on TOUR and WEDNESDAYS AT THE MAK


MAK on TOUR

What Remains of Koloman Moser in Public Spaces?
Short guided tour of the exhibition and then a walk to select buildings with curator Christian Witt-Dörring
Sun, 31.03.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm fully booked

WEDNESDAYS AT THE MAK

Guided tour of the exhibition, followed by further discussion at the restaurant Salonplafond im MAK
Wed, 16.01.2019, 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm registration no longer possible
Wed, 17.04.2019, 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm fully booked


Talks


Koloman Moser as Interior Designer
Talk by Christian Witt-Dörring
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 6:30 p.m. More Info
 
Koloman Moser as Painter
Talk by Stefan Üner, art historian
Sun, 7 Apr 2019, 4 p.m. More Info


Program for Kids and Families


MINI MAK Vacation Activities
Workshop for 6- to 13-year-olds
In context of the wienXtra-ferienspiel

Koloman Can Do Everything!
Tue, 05.02.2019, 10.15 am - 12.30 pm registration no longer possible
Wed, 06.02.2019, 10.15 am - 12.30 pm registration no longer possible
Thu, 07.02.2019, 10.15 am - 12.30 pm registration no longer possible
Fri, 08.02.2019, 10.15 am - 12.30 pm registration no longer possible

MINI MAK Tour
Guided tour for the whole family (ages 4+)
Sun, 20.01.2019, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm registration no longer possible
Sun, 17.02.2019, 11.00 am - 12.00 pm registration no longer possible

MAK4FAMILY
Workshop for the whole family (ages 4+)

Koloman Can Do Everything!
Sat, 26.01.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
Sat, 09.02.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm fully booked

Kolo-drio—Line and Dot—Surface and Ornament—Black-and-White and Color
Sat, 09.03.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Sat, 13.04.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

MAK Design Kids
Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds (unaccompanied) with Florentina Prath

Poured and Stirred
Sat, 02.03.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Sat, 16.03.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm fully booked
Sat, 06.04.2019, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Publication

The exhibition is accompanied by the catalog KOLOMAN MOSER: UNIVERSAL ARTIST BETWEEN GUSTAV KLIMT AND JOSEF HOFFMANN, ed. by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Christian Witt-Dörring, and Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, German/English, 288 pages, MAK , Vienna/Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2019. Available at the MAK Design Shop and at MAKdesignshop.at for € 44.95.


Premium Sponsor


Medienpartner




For his generous support we would like to thank
Richard Grubman





The exhibition is realized with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund, and is part of the project “Bilaterale Designnetzwerke” within the framework of the programme INTERREG V-A Austria – Czech Republic.

Videochannel

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KOLOMAN MOSER

Universal Artist between Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann
Wed, 19.12.2018–Mon, 22.04.2019
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