Radical female artisans
In contrast to the many male representatives of the Wiener Werkstätte (WW, 1903-1932) – like Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser or Dagobert Peche – relatively little is known about the work of the 180 or so women who made a huge contribution to the development of Viennese handicrafts.
The MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna presents artists like Gudrun Baudisch, Vally Wieselthier, Mathilde Flögl, Paula Lustig, and Mizzi Vogl with its major spring exhibition. From the outset until its dissolution, numerous female artists were involved in the productions of the Wiener Werkstätte. During the inter-war years in particular, women and their extravagant designs – their fantastic fabric patterns or expressive ceramics – determined the look of the Viennese production community, which at the beginning of the 20th century understood how to combine art and handicrafts in a completely new way in everyday life. Their works were trendsetting and internationally renowned.
Research came up with the names of around 180 female artists, of which about half are represented in this exhibition. Highly respected at their time, these artists were largely forgotten after the end of the Wiener Werkstätte. That is now changing: with a year's delay, the first exhibition, which is consciously dedicated to the women of the WW, can take to the stage and close a gap. Until October, over 800 exhibits will provide insight into at times radical, feminine design in Vienna between 1903 and 1932.
The Women of the Wiener Werkstätte
May 5 - October 3, 2021
Note: Due to COVID-19, the opening times of Vienna’s museums may have changed. Please make inquiries before your visit. You must wear an FFP2 mask and keep a minimum distance of 2 meters from other people.
MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, ViennaStubenring 5
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Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€ 5% off at MAK Design Shop
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -21%
- Tu, 10:00 - 21:00
- We, 10:00 - 18:00
- Th, 10:00 - 18:00
- Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
- Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
- Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Elevator to the exhibition rooms.
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