With his revolutionary ideas Kiesler fascinated not only the generation of artists + architects of his time. The transdisciplinary contributions made by this artist, architect, set and exhibition designer continue to influence the Europ. and Am. avant-garde through today.
With his revolutionary, utopian ideas Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965) fascinated not only the generation of artists and architects of his time. The transdisciplinary contributions made by this Austrian-American artist, designer, architect, set and exhibition designer continue to influence the European and American avant-garde through today. The MAK exhibition FREDERICK KIESLER. Life Visions gives insight into the entire oeuvre of this visionary, into his out-of-the-box thinking, his theory of Correalism, which he used to thematize the relationship between artwork, human, and environment, as well as into his work as an architect and exhibition designer. His artistic and theoretical deliberations serve as multi-faceted inspiration for a contemporary exploration. The artists Leonor Antunes, Céline Condorelli, Verena Dengler, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Apolonija Šušterši?, and Rirkrit Tiravanija are developing temporary and permanent interventions in the exhibition and in public spaces, in part through interdisciplinary and institutional collaboration.
The exhibition is accompanied by the catalog FRIEDRICH KIESLER: Life Visions, edited by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, dieter Bogner, Maria Lind, and Bärbel Vischer, German/english, 224 pages with numerous color illustrations. MAK Vienna/Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2016. Available at the MAK Design Shop for € 39.95.
Guest Curators: Dieter Bogner and Maria Lind Curator: Bärbel Vischer, Curator, MAK Contemporary Art Collection
In cooperation with the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation.