An Exhibition Dedicated to Hundertwasser at the Kunst Haus Wien:
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, the Kunst Haus Wien is holding an exhibition dedicated to its founder, Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The Kunst Haus Wien is housed in an 1892 building that was previously a furniture factory. Friedrich Hundertwasser redesigned it to what it is today.
Kunst Haus’ 20th Anniversary
2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Kunst Haus Wien. In its 20th anniversary year, the Kunst Haus Wien will be honoring its founder with an exhibition titled “In Hundertwasser’s World”. This is a tribute to the man whose philosophy and approach to his work has literally and figuratively shaped it from the outset.
The exhibition takes a look into the mind of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and his artistic cosmos. It also takes in various landmarks in his creative biography. These include:
- the legendary rooftop studio in Spiegelgasse which was a focal point of the Vienna art scene in the 1960s, and
- his famous Speeches in the Nude held in Munich and Vienna in 1967 and 1968 in which Hundertwasser railed against rationalism in architecture.
A separate section of the exhibition reconstructs Hundertwasser’s journey from art into ecology, and explores his preoccupation with the topic. This temporary exhibition is best enjoyed in the wider context of the permanent exhibits at the Museum Hundertwasser. A combined ticket for both Hundertwasser exhibitions is EUR 12, annual ticket EUR 20).
Event : In Hundertwasser’s World Exhibition
Place : Kunst Haus Wien / Museum Hundertwasser
Address: Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna
Dates : July 7 – November 6, 2011
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