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Exhibitions 2018


In 2018 mumok is presenting an ambitious high-quality exhibition program. The year begins with a large retrospective dedicated to Austrian sculptor Bruno Gironcoli, including a new view of his work as a painter and draughtsman. On two exhibition levels, works on paper from the 1960s to the 1990s will be presented in dialogue with outstanding examples of Gironcoli’s wire and monumental sculptures, polyester objects, and installations. This dialogue will open up new perspectives on the artist’s sculptural oeuvre. 
The year will end with a solo exhibition of the work of another equally pioneering artist—the first ever comprehensive retrospective of the art of Ernst Caramelle. The show will include all phases of his work from 1974 to the present day. Its dramaturgy will interlink work in different media and conceptual approaches, making these accessible without losing any of their subtle and strategic complexity.

mumok is also presenting numerous large thematic and special exhibitions. Two important German collectors will show their collections in Vienna in the first half of the year. Alexander Schröder, a sensitive and passionate art lover, will provide a view of his three decades of collecting contemporary art. His collection is one of the most significant German private collections of contemporary art, and the works illustrate key conceptual trends and positions in Western art over the past three decades. Collectors Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann are also presenting their collection, which was begun in the 1980s, in an exhibition entitled Class Reunion. This collection is a progressive statement on behalf of a contemporary art that is anchored in society and social issues and that sees itself as a form of communication. The two collectors view their collection not merely as private property or a form of prestige, but rather as a cultural value that requires public presentation and dialogue. 

The summer is devoted to music made by artists who never wanted to be assigned to just one cultural niche but also made a name as passionate musicians alongside their careers in the fine arts. An exhibition entitled Double Life focuses on artists who produce music, perform it, or who are members of artists’ bands. 

mumok is committed to its Austrian setting, and in this context we were able to engage photography critic and theorist Monika Faber to work from July 2018 on a visual history of Austria in photography with more than 100 works. 

mumok is also a key venue for the art history of the present, and in 2018 we are again presenting solo exhibitions by younger artists. American–Belgian artist Cécile B. Evans will be presented for the first time in Austria, showing her series Amos’ World. Filmmaker and fine artist Loretta Fahrenholz will close the year with a solo presentation. For the third time, the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize will be awarded at mumok. The winning artist receives prize money, a solo exhibition at mumok, and a publication. 

Highlights from the mumok collection will be presented in an exhibition entitled 55 Dates. The year will close with a presentation of key conceptual art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition Painting with Method. Neoavantgarde Positions from the mumok Collection will present works from the museum collection that show how painting explored and examined its own material and compositional frameworks in these decades. 

 

Exhibition Dates 2018

Bruno Gironcoli
Shy at Work

February 3 to May 27, 2018
Press conference : Februar 2, 2018, 10 am 
Opening: Februar 2, 2018, 7 pm

Optik Schröder II
Works from the Alexander Schröder Collection

February 3 to May 27, 2018
Press conference: February 2, 2018, 10 am
Opening: February 2, 2018, 7 pm

Cécile B. Evans
AMOS‘ WORLD: Episode One

March 23 to July 1, 2018
Press conference: March 21, 2018, 10 am
Opening: March 22, 2017, 7 pm

Double Life
Fine Artists Make Music

June 23 to November 11, 2018
Press conference: June 22, 2018, 10 am
Opening: June 22, 2018, 7 pm

Class Reunion
Works from the Schürmann Collection

June 23 to November 11, 2018 
Press conference: June 22, 2018, 10 am 
Opening: June 22, 2018, 7 pm

Yesterday, Today, Today
June 24, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Opening : June 23, 2018

Photo/Politics/Austria 
July 12, 2018 to February 3, 2019
Press conference: July 11, 2018, 10 am
Opening: July 11, 2018, 7 pm

Loretta Fahrenholz
July 12 to October 7, 2018
Press conference: July 11, 2018, 10 am
Opening: July 11, 2018, 7 pm

55 Dates
Highlights from the mumok Collection
 
July 12, 2018 to Februar 3, 2019 
Press conference: July 11, 2018, 10 am
Opening. July 11, 2018, 7 pm

Kurt Kren / Ernst Schmidt Jr.
July 12, 2018 to Februar 3, 2019 
Press conference: July 11, 2018, 10 am
Opening: July 11, 2018, 7 pm

Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2018
October 19, 2018 to February 10, 2019
Press conference: October 17, 2018, 10 am
Opening: October 19, 2018, 7 pm

Ernst Caramelle
Welcome to the Club (a Résumé) 

November 30, 2018 to April 28, 2019
Press conference: November 28, 2018, 10 am
Opening: November 29, 2018, 7 pm

Painting with Method
Neoavantgarde Positions from the mumok Collection

November 30, 2018 to April 28, 2019
Press conference: November 28, 2018, 10 am
Opening: November 29, 2018, 7 pm

 

Published

Thursday, January 11, 2018