Living Kineticism: Pictures, Performance, Art in Architecture

The MAK presents the first solo exhibition in Austria devoted to co-founder of Kineticism My Ullmann (1905–1995).
Tue, 16.4.2024 7 pm9 pm
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Futuristic, colorful, fashionable, idiosyncratic, and aesthetically complex in form and content—such is My Ullmann’s artistic cosmos. Crystal formations and curved lines characterize her extensive oeuvre, influenced by her many sojourns in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and elsewhere. It is an oeuvre that includes graphic design, stage sets, costume design, interior design, wall decorations, and building art, and that in her later career returns to her early kineticist style.
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

On the Exhibition:
Lilli Hollein, General Director, MAK
Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Curator
Barbara Stark, Guest Curator
Free admittance to the exhibition opening

Exhibition Dates: 17.4.–1.9.2024

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.
The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive supporting program.


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