On display from 20 February 2021 until 13 June 2021

The Austrian Avant-Garde

Not Woodstock, but Vienna was the center of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s! In this exhibition you will discover the mind-expanding, groundbreaking and socially critical works of the Austrian avant-garde. This group of Austrian designers was not limited by traditional design disciplines and created buildings, environments, objects, fashion, performances, furniture and even experiences. The Austrian Avant-Garde is a historical exhibition with a contemporary guise; never before could you experience the specific character of the Austrian contribution to the international post-war avant-garde in this way.

Cover of the magazine ‘Bau’ 4/1968. Model with ‘Austrian Glasses’. Austriennale - Austria at the 14th Triennale di Milano, 1968. Copyright: Private archive Hollein

Acknowledgements

This exhibition has been made possible in part by the financial support of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.