Painting by Herbert Boeckl entitled "Die Apokalypse"

Pioneers of Post-War Modern Art

Both were important trendsetters in post-war Vienna and are closely associated with the mumok. While Werner Hofmann (1928-2013) laid the foundations of the collection, the mumok has Viktor Matejka (1901-1993) to thank for one of its archives. Hofmann’s teaching collection, built up since 1960, contains the main genres and artists such as Expressionism (Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka), Cubism and Futurism (Giacomo Balla) as well as constructive tendencies and Bauhaus (Piet Mondrian). Dada and Surrealism are represented with Max Ernst and René Magritte. In addition to main works from his collection, the show also focuses on his collecting and exhibition activities.

Matejka played a central role as the first City Councilor for Culture in the post-war period. He attached special importance to the reappraisal of the Nazi period and the return of expelled artists such as Oskar Kokoschka and Arnold Schönberg. His archive with a focus on the 1960s comprises newspaper and magazine excerpts as well as ephemera (letters, postcards, posters, etc.). A selection can be seen in the exhibition alongside works by the main artistic groupings after 1945.

Wir Wegbereiter. Pioniere der Nachkriegsmoderne

13 May 2016 - 5 March 2017

mumok – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna in the MuseumsQuartier

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 27% off
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 14:00 - 19:00
    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors   120  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 140 cm low
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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      Main and side entrance as well as restaurant/café: accessible via elevator.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).


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