“My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.”-Andy Warhol
Today we stumbled upon a really neat exhibition in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier.
We visited an art museum (kunsthalle) called Mumok. The exhibitions concerned two related subjects: the Pop Art movement from the 1950s and Viennese Actionism of the 1960s.
Video displays featured Yoko Ono and Maria Abramovic, to name a few. Looping videos displayed on old television sets.
The Viennese Actionism movement was a brief, but violent period in art in the 1960s. Much of the art was meant to inspire disgust or create a raw feeling of revulsion. Many of the creations we saw were explicitly referring to the geopolitical background of the 60s, the war in Vietnam. The art reflected the raw violence and destruction that everyone in the world watched on TV.
On other floors, we were pleasantly surprised to discover a lot of Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein prints!
Our Wien adventures shall continue.