Mind Expanders

25 Jul 2008 - 27 Sep 2009

Installation view, in the center: Walter Pichler, Großer Raum (Prototyp 3), 1966/67, Photo: MUMOK, Lisa Rastl, © MUMOK
Performative Bodies - Utopian Architectures around '68

25.07.208 - 27.09.09
Opening: July 24, 2008–7.00 p.m.

During the Fokus series based on the permanent collection, the MUMOK will show works considering the theme of art and space. Since the beginning of modernity, the connection between art and space, as well as the expansion of the artwork as a kind of staging of space has been a determining theme of art history. The borders between the work, space and the viewer have continually been called into question and then determined anew, as an equally expanded notion of art is established and newly defined. The exhibition seeks to explore the relationship between art and space in four different thematic blocks (Space and History / Space and Art / Space, Color and Light / Space, the Public and the Private), showing works by Claes Oldenburg, Ilya Kabakov, James Durell, Guillaume Bijl, Brigitte Kowanz, Bruce Nauman, Marjetiva Potrc, Jessica Stockholder and Dan Graham.

Edelbert Köb

Tina Lipsky, Rainer Fuchs

Tags: Guillaume Bijl, Dan Graham, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Brigitte Kowanz, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Rainer Fetting, Jessica Stockholder