An immaterial museum, a social sculpture, a laboratory for the museum of the future: this book is an exhibition filled with moments of inspiration on Vienna’s legendary museum in progress. With its projects in public and media spaces, the museum has been operating beyond traditional forms of presentation for contemporary art since 1990. museum in progress uses open spaces as temporary spheres of activity for art interventions, on billboards, on building facades, in concert halls, on television and even on board aeroplanes. When it comes to newspaper art and multiples in magazines, there is no other institution in the world that would have created comparable groups of works in terms of their scope, variety and quality. In much the same way as if it were a laboratory, museum in progress is constantly undertaking cutting-edge experiments with art projects that both contribute in a practical way to the debate on the future of museums and, at the same time, take effect as a sociopolitical action. This publication presents a selection of works from museum in progress’s comprehensive archive – works which seem every bit as relevant today as at the time they were created. The artistic intervention Analogue Encounters by Adrian Paci makes every copy of the book unique, while the double-cover by Lawrence Weiner is meant to be understood in programmatic terms as an invitation to take new paths through the sensory delights of this exhibition in book form every time you open it, & THEN AGAIN.
museum in progress. Art in public spaces and in media – IN ONE END & OUT THE OTHER [ & THEN AGAIN ], edited and curated by Kaspar Mühlemann Hartl and Alois Herrmann, museum in progress, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Köln, 2021, graphic design: Alois Herrmann, 398 pages, 486 illustrations, ISBN: 978-3-7533-0058-0
Short texts: Konstantin Adamopoulos, Tauba Auerbach, Ami Barak, Étienne Bernard, Ina Blom, Christian Boltanski, Ecke Bonk, Fiona Bradley, Oscar Bronner, Katrin Bucher Tantrow, Claudia Büttner, Christophe Cherix, Kim Conaty, Minerva Cuevas, Bice Curiger, Tacita Dean, Chris Dercon, Helmut Draxler, Yilmaz Dziewior, Sjarel Ex, Rainer Fuchs, Massimiliano Gioni, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Hou Hanru, Achim Hochdörfer, Max Hollein, Brigitte Huck, Agnes Husslein-Arco, Kasper König, Peter Kogler, Cornelia Lauf, Élisabeth Lebovici, Luca Lo Pinto, Ken Lum, Rosa Martínez, Jonathan Meese, Una Meistere, Kaspar Mühlemann Hartl, Molly Nesbit, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Chiara Parisi, Julia Peyton-Jones, Christian Reder, Stella Rollig, Stéphane G. Roussel, Jérôme Sans, Hans Schabus, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Nina Schedlmayer, Eva Schlegel, Jasper Sharp, Nancy Spector, Gerfried Stocker, Sally Tallant, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Thomas D. Trummer, Vitus Weh, Peter Weibel and Erwin Wurm
Artists: Martine Aballéa, Raimund Abraham, Hildegard Absalon, Vito Acconci, Philip Akkerman, Pierre Alechinsky, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Nobuyoshi Araki, Cory Arcangel, Art & Language, Anna Artaker, Christy Astuy, Tauba Auerbach, Donald Baechler, Gábor Bakos, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Robert Barry, Georg Baselitz, Thomas Bayrle, Bernard Bazile, Gottfried Bechtold, Ruth Beckermann, Dara Birnbaum, Dike Blair, Daniel Blochwitz, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Alighiero e Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Ecke Bonk, Louise Bourgeois, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Günter Brus, Pavel Büchler, Anna Bürgermeisterova, Chris Burden, Pradeep Chandrasiri, Yung Ho Chang, Michael Clegg, Michael Craig-Martin, Oliver Croy, Minerva Cuevas, Roberto Cuoghi, Jill Dawsey, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Die Damen, Mark Dion, Mirjana Djordjevic, Ingar Dragset, Marlene Dumas, Heinrich Dunst, Jimmie Durham, einLab, Michael Elmgreen, Cerith Wyn Evans, Luciano Fabro, Marina Faust, Helmut Federle, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fend, Peter Fischli, Ben Gyula Fodor, Andrea Fraser, Bernhard Fuchs, William Furlong, Johannes Gachnang, Heinz Gappmayr, Jochen Gerz, Gilbert & George, Simryn Gill, Bruno Gironcoli, Nan Goldin, Leon Golub, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Franz Graf, Dan Graham, Joseph Grigely, Asta Gröting, Fritz Grohs, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Mauricio Guillén, Martin Guttmann, Maria Hahnenkamp, Raymond Hains, Richard Hamilton, Anett Hámori, N.S. Harsha, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Horit Herman-Peled, Georg Herold, Matthias Herrmann, Damien Hirst, Oscar Ho, Carsten Höller, Jenny Holzer, Edgar Honetschläger, Roni Horn, Fabrice Hyber, IRWIN, Sanja Iveković, Ann Veronica Janssens, Koo Jeong-a, Anna Jermolaewa, Joan Jonas, Martha Jungwirth, Šejla Kamerić, Tadashi Kawamata, Mike Kelley, Deborah Kelly, Ivana Keser, Raoul De Keyser, Hubert Kiecol, Anselm Kiefer, Jan Knap, Peter Kogler, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Reed Kram, Elke Krystufek, Agnieszka Kurant, Janananda Laksiri, Gerhard Lang, Maria Lassnig, John Lennon, Vincent Leow, Erik van Lieshout, Hans Peter Litscher, Thomas Locher, Ken Lum, Juan Maidagan, Michel Majerus, Christian Marclay, Brice Marden, Stephen Mathewson, Leonore Mau, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Meese, Jonas Mekas, Ellen Moffat, Rudi Molacek, Jean-Luc Moulène, Otto Mühl, Matt Mullican, Eileen Myles, Deimantas Narkevičius, Matthew Ngui, Olaf Nicolai, Hermann Nitsch, Oswald Oberhuber, Walter Obholzer, Melik Ohanian, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Tony Oursler, Adrian Paci, Simon Patterson, Dan Perjovschi, Aleksandr Petljura, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Pierson, Erik Pirolt, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Lisl Ponger, Pala Pothupitiye, Kerim Ragimov, Arnulf Rainer, Lisa Rastl, Albin Ray, Jason Rhoades, Gerhard Richter, Johanna Rille, Rizoto, Gerwald Rockenschaub, James Rosenquist, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Marie Sacconi, Bülent Şangar, Hans Schabus, Max Schaffer, Markus Schinwald, Eva Schlegel, Christoph Schlingensief, Hubert Schmalix, Trebor Scholz, Glen Seator, Allan Sekula, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Andreas Siekmann, Mariella Simoni, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Nancy Spero, Isa Stech, Dominik Steiger, Haim Steinbach, Beat Streuli, Ingeborg Strobl, Elaine Sturtevant, Philip Taaffe, Pradeep Thalawatta, The Designers Republic, Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Zhou Tiehai, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Niele Toroni, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Cy Twombly, Julia Überreiter, Günther Umberg, Kara Walker, Daniel Walravens, Mary Jo Walters, Carrie Mae Weems, Lois Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner, David Weiss, Benjamin Weissmann, Franz West, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Wong Hoy Cheong, Christopher Wool, Erwin Wurm, Jun Yang, Can Yasargil, Dolores Zinny, Heimo Zobernig, Andreas Zybach
Acknowledgements: First of all, museum in progress would like to thank the 644 artists who have worked with the art initiative so far and who have made a significant contribution to the success of the art initiative with their diverse works. Special thanks to Lawrence Weiner for the cover design and Adrian Paci for the artistic intervention, which greatly enrich this publication. We would also like to thank all authors who sent us a statement for their illuminating comments on the activities of museum in progress. Furthermore, many thanks to our cooperation partners, curators, authors and supporters for the productive collaboration, as well as to Annalena Berger, Doris Baireder, Peter Bosch, Anna Ebner, Peter Farthofer (G.G. Buchbinderei), Anna Juszczyk, Franz König, Martin Manschein, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Silvia Rosenkranz, Sonja Russ, Günter Schönberger and Albert Winkler. This publication was kindly made possible by the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKOES), Bildrecht and Dieter & Gertraud Bogner.