International exhibitions Envisioning Buildings, MAK, Vienna

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Envisioning Buildings
MAK, Vienna (Austria)

19.01 - 22.04.2012













































07.09 - 25.11.2012
































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ENVISIONING BUILDINGS : reflecting architecture in contemporary art photography surveys the work of 28 contemporary artists who engage with aspects of architecture and building. ENVISIONING BUILDINGS reflects the MAK's status as a museum of applied art/contemporary art and its multi-disciplinary collections and program focus on producing exhibitions that talk across disciplines and suggest new ways of thinking about one discipline from the perspective of another. In this case it is architecture from the perspective of contemporary art. Cross-disciplinary discourse is a focus of the exhibition's public speaking and education programs, which attempts to mix artists, architects, historians and curators.


Principally, ENVISIONING BUILDINGS reviews major conceptual, theoretical, and visual concerns of photography as a specific contemporary art medium. The exhibition presents the work of several of the most influential artists working with camera-based art making, who, since the 1980s, have changed discourses about the production and reception of photography. The artists have been selected because aspects of architecture and building, and their relationships to modernism, are important to their oeuvre: producing an exhibition that provides a glimpse of their practices as a whole.








Exhibition 19 January - 22 April 2012. MAK, Stubenring 5 - 1010 Vienna (Austria). Tel.: +41 (0)1 711 36 248. Opening hours : Tue 10 am - 10 pm. Wed - Sun 10 am - 6 pm.












© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved

Tobias Zielony, Vela Azzurra, 2010. From the series Vele, 2009–2010. © Tobias Zielony / courtesy Tobias Zielony and KOW Berlin

Participating artists: Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Mladen Bizumic Jose Davila, Werner Feiersinger, Andreas Fogarasi, Cyprien Gaillard, Andreas Gursky, Gavin Hipkins, Candida Hofer, Geoff Kleem, Joachim Koester, Luisa Lambri, Thomas Locher, Marko Lulic, Dorit Margreiter, John Massey, Maix Meyer, Sarah Morris, Warren Neidich, Sandra Peters, Pia Ronicke, Thomas Ruff, Allan Sekula, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jane & Louise Wilson, Tobias Zielony.






Tobias Zielony, Vela Azzurra, 2010.
From the series Vele, 2009–2010. © Tobias Zielony / courtesy Tobias Zielony and KOW Berlin