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Annual Press Conference

The 2014 mumok Exhibition Year

The highlights of the 2014 exhibition year at mumok are two large retrospective shows of the work of Cosima von Bonin and Josef Dabernig and a presentation of one of Europe’s most important private collections. Our accompanying program of events will include concerts and performances by Tocotronic, Phantom Ghost, and Andreas Dorau. Solo exhibitions by Moyra Davey, Flaka Haliti, and Jenni Tischer will once again underscore mumok’s commitment to younger artists.

The 2014 season will be launched with a double opening. On February 21, the Annick and Anton Herbert Collection from Ghent will open up a dialogue with mumok’s own collection. The Herberts are showing around 200 key works from their collection, from Marcel Broodthaers to Mike Kelley and Heimo Zobernig. A new exhibition by the New York artist Moyra Davey (born 1958 in Toronto) will open in parallel. For her first solo show in Austria, photographer and filmmaker Davey is developing several new works that refer to the work of French writer—and criminal—Jean Genet (1910–1986).

Josef Dabernig (born 1956 in Kötschach-Mauthen) is one of Austria’s most diverse artists. His works are included in renowned art institutions and represented at international film festivals. His own especially designed exhibition track, Rock the Void, will open on July 5.

This will be accompanied by the simultaneous opening of the Henkel Art.Award winner solo show. The 2013 winner is Flaka Haliti (born 1982 in Prishtina), a cultural interloper whose work reflects patriarchal structures in her home country of Kosovo.

In the fall, mumok will present a large retrospective exhibition of the work of Cosima von Bonin (born 1962 in Mombasa), opening on October 3. This German conceptual artist and documenta participant has become internationally renowned for her giant cuddly toys and opulently staged exhibition settings.

From October 18, Jenni Tischer (born 1979 in Heidelberg), Baloise Art Prize winner 2013, will be showing works that transfer typically “female” insignia into the world of art.

In addition to these special exhibitions, mumok is also rearranging its presentation of its permanent collection. The focus will be on classical modernism and the influences it has had on following generations. Continuing in the spirit of framing the museum’s own collecting policy, in the summer months of 2014 mumok is presenting a thematic selection of key new acquisitions. The focus in the show Space and Reality is on the turn to space as a theme in art. With a selection of new acquisitions and gifts, mumok will present thirty striking examples of the turn to space since the 1960s.

Exhibition Dates 2014

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Herbert Foundation and mumok in Dialogue

February 21, through Mai 18, 2014

Moyra Davey
Burn the Diaries

Februar 21, through Mai 25, 2014

The Present of Modernis
March 14, 2014 through February 8, 2015

Josef Dabernig
Rock the Void

June 6, through September 14, 2014

Flaka Haliti - Henkel Art.Award. 2013
June 6, through October 5, 2014

Space and Reality
New Acquisitions and Gifts

June 6, through September 7, 2014

Cosima von Bonin

October 4, 2014 through January 18, 2015

Jenni Tischer
Baloise Art-Prize 2013

October 18, 2014 through February 1, 2015


Wednesday, December 04, 2013