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From Monday, 22 June 2020 our office is attended on a regular basis.
Our current exhibition “Josef Trattner: inside out” can be visited by appointment. Please make sure to follow the guidelines for hygiene and safety (desinfection of hands, wearing a mask, keeping distance to staff and other visitors).
Please call us at 01/5130775 or write an e-mail to office@kiesler.org!

Frederick Kiesler:
Face to Face with the Avant-Garde

New publication edited by Peter Bogner and Gerd Zillner, published by Birkhäuser, 2019


Frederick Kiesler was a committed networker and communicated regularly with the who’s who of the avant-garde. Twenty-one contributions portray his multi-faceted oeuvre in various contexts, and place Kiesler in a dialog with the most important artistic currents, artists and architects of his time: Bauhaus, the futurists, surrealism, and the New York School, as well as with personalities such as Hans Arp, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Sigfried Giedion, Arshile Gorky, Piet Mondrian. This book proves that Kiesler was an important intermediary between the visionary ideas of the European Moderne movement and the up-and-coming New York art scene.

Book presentation Kunsthaus Zug, 22 October 2019 at 7 p.m.
Book presentation Frederick Kiesler Foundation, 4 December 2019 at 6 p.m.
Book presentation Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 21 January 2020

Spatial Visions

Exhibition at the Kiesler Foundation
Opening: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Exhibition Duration: September 6, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Prolonged until January 31, 2020!
Curated by Peter Bogner


Yona Friedman’s concepts of architecture are closely linked to the dynamics of social structures and the variability of the users’ needs. These topics, which he has emphasized from the beginning of his work, have gained even more importance in present times with the current developments in migration. It is due to his own history as a migrant that his ideas and his engagement for deeply human architecture and society are based on existential experience. Being both radical and future-oriented, Friedman’s “utopies réalisables” have made a great impact in the context of the architectural avant-garde.

The Frederick Kiesler Foundation presents a small selection of sketches and drawings by the Kiesler Prize laureate 2018, including recent projects such as “No Man’s Refuge“ (Loreto/Italy, 2019) and “Le Musée sans Bâtiment“ (CNEAI, Pantin/France, 2018).

Monday, 25 November 2019 at 7 p.m.
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