05.08.2009  •  Art NEWS


EXHIBITION •  Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna : Mind Expanders - decampment of art and architecture in the 1960s and 1970s

The Museum Moderner Kunst presents “Mind Expanders“, an exhibition of the connections between societal decampment and the groundbreaking art forms of the 1960s and 1970s. At the time countless experimental groups were founded, who wished to incorporate both the demands of the space age era, as well as alternative lifestyles into their designs. It was goodbye to the socio-political conservative mood of the 1960s and hello to a new age of experimentation in art.

At the time, lateral thinkers made the most of the disbandment and mixing up of the art and architecture genres, which had previously always been strictly separated. The human body became the central medium and motif for performative and space-based art forms.

“Mind Expanders“ brings light to the realisation and development of new interdisciplinary, socially critical and utopian visionary art forms. The vast spectrum of exhibits ranges from pictures, objects and models, to photographs, videos and films, to publications and other historical documentary material.

The exhibition seeks to explore the relationship between art and space, and the exciting experimentation that was unleashed on it at this particular time, as well as the effects it has had on other generations of artists. Work is on display by the Wiener Gruppe and the Wiener Aktionismus, as well as other international artists, such as Bruce Nauman and Dan Graham.

Museum Moderner Kunst
Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Museumsplatz 1| 1070 Vienna
Exhibition dates
25.7.2008 – 30.8.2009

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