THE WAM

The museum

The Vienna Actionism Museum (WAM) is the result of a private initiative by several collectors with the aim of giving Viennese Actionism the necessary and deserved attention at the place where it was active. As one of the most important art movements of the 20th century, the WAM is intended to give Viennese Actionism a representative platform that will anchor it both nationally and internationally.

The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of the main exponents Günter Brus (1938-2024), Hermann Nitsch (1938-2022), Otto Muehl (1925-2013) and Rudolf Schwarzkogler (1940-1969) from the early 1960s and 1970s.

This makes the WAM the only international centre that permanently presents Viennese Actionism and its development.

The responsibility

The WAM sees it as its responsibility to make Viennese Actionism accessible to the public in all its complexity. In doing so, the WAM can draw on a comprehensive collection consisting of action photographs and films, sketches, graphics and documentary material such as visual works by the artists.

In addition, the WAM addresses the influence of Viennese Actionism on the current art scene by presenting contemporary positions in an artistic dialogue with Viennese Actionism in regular special exhibitions.

The future

The WAM sees itself as a place of discourse and continuous dialogue. With a wide range of activities, the WAM will span the arc from the heyday of Viennese Actionism in the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary works. The field of tension in which Viennese Actionism operated back then is more explosive than ever due to current socio-political developments. In addition, the WAM aims to develop innovative methods of communication between visitors and works of art: the museum as a place where art can be experienced in a new and individual way. As a lively place that moves and inspires.

Cooperation partners

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Kooperationsspartner

Freie Stellen


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Wed. – Sun. and on public holidays
11:00 AM – 6:00 Pm

Monday and Tuesday Closed

OPENING
MARCH 15, 2024
5:00 PM

We are Open

OPENING MARCH 15, 2024
5:00 PM

We are Open

Wed. – Sun. and on public holidays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Monday and Tuesday Closed

Copyright 2024 WA-M Wiener Aktionismus Museum GmbH

Copyright 2024 WA-M Wiener Aktionismus Museum GmbH

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Eröffnungsausstellung

Was ist Wiener Aktionismus?

Gunter Brus

Otto Muehl

Hermann Nitsch

Rudolf Schwarzkogler

15.03.2024 – 31.01.2025

We are open

opening exhibition

What is Vienna Actionism?

Gunter Brus

Otto Muehl

Hermann Nitsch

Rudolf Schwarzkogler

15.03.2024 – 31.01.2025

We Are Open

Opening exhibition

What is Vienna Actionism?

Gunter Brus

Otto Muehl

Hermann Nitsch

Rudolf Schwarzkogler

15.03.2024 – 31.01.2025

Dates & Events

April 2024

April 13, Saturday, 11:00 AM

Director’s tour

April 13, Saturday, 3:00 PM

Curator’s tour

April 14, Sunday, 4:00 PM

Public guided Tour

April 25, Thursday, 6:30 PM

WAM-TALK

What is Vienna Actionism?

In conversation with WAM Director Julia Moebus-Puck, who talks about the idea and concept of the exhibition. Afterwards, the director will answer questions from the interested public about the exhibition.

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April 27, Saturday, 11:00 AM

Director’s tour

April 28, Sunday, 4:00 PM

Public guided Tour in English

May 2024

May 1, Wednesday, 4:00 PM

WORK of the Month

Hermann Nitsch, 4. Aktion, November 21, 1963

WAM director and Nitsch expert Julia Moebus-Puck explains the background and genesis of Hermann Nitsch’s early work, which is also on display in the exhibition.

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May 11, Saturday, 11:00 AM

Director’s tour

May 12, Sunday, from 11:00 AM

Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, we invite all families to take a walk through the museum. Among other things, we will look at the different painting techniques of the four Viennese Actionists, work out similarities and differences and take a close look at the colours and shapes.

May 12, Sunday, 11:00 AM

Hands-on guided tour

Hands-on tour for children aged 6 and over in selected themed areas of the museum. Together we discover how differently the Vienna Actionists dealt with colour and form.

Duration: 60 minutes
The guided tour is included in the admission price.
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May 12, Sunday, 2:00 PM

Guided tour for parents

Guided tour for parents, especially mothers and grandmothers, through the entire house.

Duration: 60 minutes
The guided tour is included in the admission price.
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May 12, Sunday, 4:30 PM

Vienna Actionism through the ages.
What can Actionism still tell us today?

Special guided tour for young people and adults aged 16 and over..

Duration: 60 minutes
The guided tour is included in the admission price.
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May 14, Tuesday, 6:00 PM

mumok visits WAM

May 25, Saturday, 11:00 AM

Director’s tour

May 26, Sunday, 4:00 PM

Public guided Tour in English