With her inaugural exhibition back in 2012, Museum of Wishes, mumok director Karola Kraus made it clear that focusing on the defining elements of the mumok’s own collection would be an important feature of her tenure. 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 here is on the turn to space as a theme in art. Looking at space as a theme entails a cross-genre approach in art, aiming to bridge the divide between artistic and social reality. With a selection of new acquisitions and gifts, mumok will present thirty striking examples of the turn to space since the 1960s.
Alongside “wishes come true” from the Museum of Wishes, the show will also present new permanent loans from the Austrian Ludwig Foundation and also purchases made for mumok with the support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, Department of Art. A special place is reserved for works from the Gertaud and Dieter Bogner collection. We will also be showing acquisitions that would not have been possible without the support of the Society of Friends of the Fine Arts or the mumok Board. Generous gifts by artists and collectors who are closely associated with mumok are also included in this exhibition.
Curated by Rainer Fuchs