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In fall 2015, mumok will look back at international art activities around 1990. On three levels, we are showing installations, publications, objects, projects, films, and interventions by more than 50 artists and artists’ groups. They all question traditional forms of exhibiting and address the pressing social challenges of their time...


Prosperous Poison

Carte blanche for students and teachers in the Master in Critical Studies at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. From September 10, 2015, they will be showing their own view of the mumok collection, in an exhibition entitled Prosperous Poison. Five overlapping and intersecting exhibitions will be presented on two levels of the...


John Skoog. VÄRN

In his photography, films, and videos, John Skoog (born 1985 in Kvidinge, Sweden, lives in Frankfurt am Main) combines research into history and everyday life with a poetic and fictional atmosphere that is grounded in the film and literary traditions of Scandinavian modernism. At Art Basel he received the Baloise Art Prize, with prize...


Renowned experts on Vienna Actionism, performance, and dance will be discussing the questions raised by mumok's current show My Body is the Event

Symposium: My Body is the Event

The expansion of painting, abreaction, body analysis, self-mutilation, and shamanism. International experts discuss the relationships between Vienna Actionism and international performance art.

In My Body Is the Event. Vienna Actionism and International Performance, an exhibition running to August 23, 2015, mumok is presenting...


My Body is the Event

From March 6, 2015, mumok is presenting its collection focus Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows always focused on the pictorial artifacts of Vienna Actionism, this exhibition will look closely at the performative aspects of their work. Actions by Günter...


Ludwig Goes Pop

From February 2015, mumok is presenting on four levels one of the world’s most significant holdings of Pop Art—the collection of the German industrialists Peter and Irene Ludwig. In this extensive overview, around 100 works from seven different institutions associated with the Ludwigs will be brought together. Exhibits from the Museum...


David Lieske

From February 2015, mumok is showing a solo exhibition by the German artist David Lieske (born 1979 in Hamburg). Entitled Platoon (RL-X), this exhibition addresses the close connection between legend and work and between the person and the product of the artist. It is the central premise of this exhibition that the artist and...


Villa Design Group: The Natan Bernard Centre for the Arts

From February 2015, mumok is presenting on four levels one of the world’s most significant holdings of Pop Art—the collection of the German industrialists Peter and Irene Ludwig. In this extensive overview, around 100 works from seven different institutions associated with the Ludwigs will be brought together. Among the most important...


mumok's exhibition program 2015 at a glance

General Information

mumok director Karola Kraus and her team presented program for 2015 at the annual press conference

Phantom Ghost

Cosima von Bonin sees sound and music as key components of her works. Among Cosima von Bonin’s longstanding partners are the German band Tocotronic and the duo Phantom Ghost. This is why concerts are included in the mumok retrospective show of this German artist’s work. Within the Vienna Art Week, the duo Phantom Ghost will play in the museum’s stairwell

Jenni Tischer

For Pin, her first solo exhibition in a museum in Austria, Jenni Tischer (born 1979) has developed an exhibition route in which the formal idioms of minimalist sculpture come up against the history and practice of work with textile

COSIMA VON BONIN

In the fall of 2014 mumok will present the largest exhibition of works by Cosima von Bonin to date in Austria. Opening on October 4, 2014, this exhibition, HIPPIES USE SIDE DOOR. THE YEAR 2014 HAS LOST THE PLOT., will include more than 100 works by von Bonin, who was born in 1962 in Mombasa, Kenya, ranging from her earliest to completely new works

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