NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Brigitte Kowanz The Present Progressive, 2007 Neon, Spiegel, Stahl / Neon, mirror, steel, 108 x 100 x 100 cm, MUMOK – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig wien, Schenkung der Künstlerin/donation of the artist, 2011 Photo: MUMOK © Bildrecht Wien, 2014

The MUMOK Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Space and Reality. New Acquisitions and Gifts. The exhibition will be opened in parallel to the show Josef Dabernig. Rock the Void.

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.

Space and Reality New Acquisitions and Gifts
Date: June 6th – September 7th, 2014
Open: 10:00 – 19:00 (Monday from 14:00, Thursday till 21:00)
Place: MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna)
Address: Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
Tel: +43 1 525 000

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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