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welcome to the new
Vienna Actionism Museum

Audio: 1:41

Introduction
What is Vienna Actionism?

Audio: 2:04

1. FROM PANEL PAINTING TO ACTION

Muehl called it “overcoming the panel painting by visualising the process of destruction”.

2. STAGED PHOTOGRAPHY

With regard to photography in Vienna Actionism, the term “documentation medium” is quickly used, which is true on the one hand, but far too short-sighted on the other. …

3. PICTORIAL WORKS

Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler did not see their actions as overcoming painting, but as a new, expanded form of it, in which they never abandoned their pictorial thinking. …

4. SOLO ACTIONS

In September 1967, Günter Brus realised his 23rd action, in which he included his daughter Diana, who was born in March of the same year. …

5. COLLABORATIVE ACTIONS AND POLITICIZATION

The second half of the 1960s in Vienna Actionism was characterised by two developments: the inclusion of Vienna artist colleagues and tendencies towards politicisation. …

6.RUDOLF SCHWARZKOGLER‘S LATE CONCEPTUAL WORK

Apart from three participations in joint actions, Rudolf Schwarzkogler worked only on the conceptual level after his sixth and last individual action in spring 1966 until his premature death in June 1969. …

7. GuNTER BRUS STRESS TEST

On June 19, 1970, Günter Brus realised his last work as an action artist with “Zerreißprobe” (Stress Test) at Aktionsraum 1 in Munich. …

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

Willkommen im neuen Wiener Aktionismus Museum
Was ist Wiener Aktionismus

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Eröffnungsausstellung

Was ist Wiener Aktionismus?

Gunter Brus

Otto Muehl

Hermann Nitsch

Rudolf Schwarzkogler

15.03.2024 – 31.01.2025

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opening exhibition

What is Vienna Actionism?

Gunter Brus

Otto Muehl

Hermann Nitsch

Rudolf Schwarzkogler

15.03.2024 – 31.01.2025

Welcome to the new Vienna Actionism Museum
Introduction: What is Vienna Actionism?

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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

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May 25, Saturday, 11:00 AM

Director’s tour

May 26, Sunday, 4:00 PM

Public guided Tour in English