The tour provides an overview of the exhibition.
Starting with the ‘Prologue’ of the first stage and the rise of Vienna to an imperial metropolis, in the second stage of the exhibition it is shown how numerous socio-political changes and the establishment of new cultural identities found their visible manifestation in the built reality of the country in the first half of the 20th century.
In the field of tension between gestures of power, socio-political experimentation, the ‘conquest’ of Alpine space and the factual as well as symbolic period of reconstruction after 1945, the specific contribution of Austrian architecture to the international history of building is shown on the basis of exemplary projects.
THE TOPICS COVERED IN STAGE 2
02 RED VIENNA
66 projects arranged according to these topics are to be added to the exhibition from September 2004 and presented as a historical development on the varied basis of plans, documents, old photographs, company prospectuses etc.
Specially edited film footage take the viewer beyond the period from 1850-1958. While a time track with a clear chronology running along the walls of the exhibition places the architectural achievements of Austria in a broader cultural context.
October 2005: Opening of 3rd Stage (1958-now)
06 INTERNATIONAL I 07 SYSTEM I 08 IDEALISM I 09 COLLAGE I 10 THE PRESENT
Curators: Gabriele Kaiser, Monika Platzer (project manager)
Research assistance: Sonja Pisarik, Ute Waditschatka
Film curator: Helmut Weihsmann
Exhibition Design: Design Studio Walking-Chair, Vienna