Frederick Kiesler.
Arts and Correalities

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Auditorium, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Wien

One-day symposium in collaboration with the University of Applied Arts Vienna, marking the 25th anniversary of the Frederick Kiesler Foundation based in Vienna.

In the 1930s, Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965) developed the theory of Correalism as a transdisciplinary research method in architecture and design. It was based on the latest findings of systems theory, biology and the technical sciences and has called for the combination of empirical scientific research, holistic human-centred design and the practical testing of emergent knowledge.
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Frederick Kiesler on his "Metabolism Chart", New York, 1947, Photographer: Ben Schnall
Theaster Gates: Public Notes, exhibition view, Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Photo: Harald Wolfbeisser

ORF Long Night of Museums 2022

Saturday, October 1st, 2022, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation
6., Mariahilfer Straße 1B/1

Frederick Kiesler (1890‒1965) was an Austrian-American architect, stage designer, artist and theorist. His visionary ideas and interdisciplinary approach influenced contemporaries and are still relevant for today’s artistic production.

The exhibition Theaster Gates: Public Notice pays tribute to the twelfth winner of the Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts, which is awarded every two years. In his work, the Chicago-born artist combines social commitment with architectural-artistic solutions. Theaster Gates adapts a work first shown at the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2019 for the Friedrich Kiesler Foundation. The film Public Notice shows mostly abandoned rooms and buildings in the city of Chicago that have been transformed and revitalised through Gates’ work, complemented by historical recordings, interviews and performances.

Exhibition Talk, 7 p.m.
Director Gerd Zillner introduces Kiesler Prize recipient Theaster Gates and the works on display.

Vienna Design Week 2022

Frederick Kiesler: Design Correlation Workshop: September 20, 2022, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation
6., Mariahilfer Straße 1B/1

In the 1930s, Frederick Kiesler developed his theory of Correalism, a form of transdisciplinary research into the creative process in architecture and design. He created terms such as “co-reality” and “correlation”, which describe the relationship between three interacting energy fields. And the focus of the natural, human-made, and technical environments is always people. During the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, treasures from the archive that relate to Kiesler’s pioneering teaching and research work in the Laboratory for Design Correlation at Columbia University in New York (1937–41) are being presented in the form of a workshop situation in the premises of the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation on Mariahilfer Straße.

Opening hours:
16.9.2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
20.–23.9.2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Correalistic furniture and Rocker, Photo: Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten

Kiesler Prize 2021

12th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 2021
Official ceremony and award presentation to Theaster Gates

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 4 p.m.
University of Applied Arts Vienna Auditorium
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Vienna
The event is open to the public, no registration is required.

> For more information see Award Ceremony

Theaster Gates: Public Notice

Exhibition at the Frederick Kiesler Foundation
Soft opening on Friday, June 17, 2022, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Duration: June 17 – October 1, 2022
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by agreement
Free admission.

> For more information see Theaster Gates: Public Notice

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Our thoughts are with the people of Chernivtsi, Kyiv and all of Ukraine.
Frederick Kiesler was born in Czernowitz/Chernivtsi in 1890. Today the city is part of the Ukraine. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Kiesler’s death in 2015, a commemorative plaque was placed on the house in the former Karolinengasse 5, where Kiesler spent his childhood.
We have fond memories of a symposium that we held together with KNUCA (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture) on the occasion of the Austria-Ukraine cultural year in November 2019 under the title “Ukraine Tomorrow. Frederick Kiesler’s Visionary Correalism as Impulse for Architecture, Art and Society”.
We are therefore closely linked to Ukraine. We are looking at Ukraine with deep concern and are observing developments. And we hope that this senseless war will end soon.

Nesting Endless (Austria, 2021), film still, director: Karl-Heinz Klopf

Endless Kiesler

Film screening at the Diagonale

The film will be shown as part of the SAMMELPROGRAMM: INNOVATIVES KINO PROGRAMM 2 (Innovative Cinema 2).
Wednesday, 6 April 2022 at 8.30 p.m., Schubertkino 1
Friday, 8 April 2022 at 11:00 a.m., Schubertkino 1
Link to the Diagonale:

Film screening at the Viennale
Filmmuseum, 27 October 2021, 4 p.m.

In the presence of Karl-Heinz Klopf.
The film will be shown as part of the SHORT FILM PROGRAMME 6: MYSTERIOUS OBJECTS.
For more information see:
Link to the Viennale:

Exhibition view "Avant-Garde and the Contemporary. The Belvedere Collection from Lassnig to Knebl", Belvedere21, Photo: Johannes Stoll / Belvedere, Vienna

“Marriage of Heaven and Earth” at the Belvedere21

In the exhibition “Avant-Garde and the Contemporary. The Belvedere Collection from Lassnig to Knebl”
15 September 2021 – 19 February 2023


For more information visit:

Friedrich Kiesler. Endless House

Permanent presentation at mumok
30 November 2018 to 31 December 2022
Curated by Dieter Bogner


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Österreichische Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler-Privatstiftung
Mariahilfer Straße 1b/Top 1
1060 Wien
T +43 1 5130775


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