Pursuing an outside-the-box approach, the working exhibition THE MAGIC OF DIVERSITY. The MAK as Applied Space of the Future invites an in-depth engagement with the MAK collection and its significance for contemporary cultural creativity. Central
elements little shown exhibits that prompt a processual re-reading of the collection.
Following up on the MAP Memory and Progress. The MAK Explores Its project, THE MAGIC OF DIVERSITY deepens the future-oriented exploration of the MAKs institutional profile and conceptual mandate. In a cross-collection presentation of applied art and design, architecture and contemporary art, the museums collection curators will outline historical developments and central thematic issues in relation to key works of the historically grown collection.
Idea for the working exhibition Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director MAK
Artistic intervention Krüger & Pardeller
Curators Heidemarie Caltik / MAK Curator Design-Info-Pool, Rainald Franz / Interim MAK Curator Glass and Ceramics, Thomas Geisler / MAK Curator Design, Sebastian Hackenschmidt / MAK Curator Furniture and Woodwork, Barbara Karl / MAK Curator Textiles and Carpets, Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel / Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Room, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier / MAK Curator Metal and Wiener Werkstätte Archive, Bärbel Vischer / MAK Curator Contemporary Art, Johannes Wieninger / MAK Curator Asia
Project coordination Rainald Franz, Bärbel Vischer