Jo BaerEnjoy19.06.2021 - 18.04.2022
Jo Baer, *1929 in Seattle, Washington, USA,
lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Enjoy – the mumok Collection in Change
June 19, 2021 to August 21, 2022
© mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Foto: Klaus Pichler
Ten years after Museum of Desires, her inaugural exhibition at mumok, Karola Kraus is organizing with her team a collection presentation that showcases central dona- tions and acquisitions from the past decade in order to shed new light on the collections development. This exhibition, following twenty years after mumok opened in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier and forty years after the founding of the Austrian Ludwig Foundation, is both a survey of the past and a glimpse ahead to the future. As past years are reviewed, new perspectives are proposed as basis for the museum’s future collection and exhibition activities.
The presentation sets out to convey art history since modernism as a living process reflecting ever-changing socio-political, socio-cultural, and philosophical develop- ments and discourses. The exhibition title Enjoy quotes a motif from a poster series by Corita Kent (Sister Corita), who appropriated and repurposed texts and images from consumer and popular culture, art, politics and religion in her works. Such breaks with tradition and convention form a central leitmotif of the show.Read more