mumok - Museum of Modern Art
With its collections based on Pop Art and Photorealism, Fluxus and Nouveau Réalisme as well as Viennese Actionism, the mumok, located at the MuseumsQuartier, combines highlights of societal and reality-related art as well as performance art of the 20th century. The collection comprises around 9,000 works: paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, graphics, photos, videos, films, architectural models and furniture.
Pop Art is represented amongst other things with works by Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns; Fluxus and Nouveau Réalisme with creations by Daniel Spoerri, Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono, George Brecht and Marcel Duchamp. Viennese Actionism, Austria's radical and most important contribution to the international development of the Avant-garde movement, is superbly documented with works by Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. A few leading works of the Classical Modern (including by Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian) are also represented in the mumok.
In the past few years, the museum has also succeeded in building up another collection highlight: photographic, video and film works, which have mostly been created in the past decade. Since 2011, a cinema has also been housed in the 4,800 m² building. It was designed by the artist Heimo Zobernig and presents the many connections between the visual arts and film.