Statements about museum in progress
Katrin Bucher Trantow
Luca Lo Pinto
Stéphane Ghislain Roussel
From its earliest days, museum in progress has pursued a changeable format. The adaptable format is modern and can adjust to the particular needs of the time.
– Konstantin Adamopoulos
The attitude of the whole project history of museum in progress is both sincere and cheeky – a smart ratio of meaningful and fun.
– Tauba Auerbach
museum in progress is now part of the great art history of the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.
– Ami Barak
Would museum in progress be the new model now? Is this the new form of resistance?
– Étienne Bernard
museum in progress very early on understood the significance of institutional transformation.
– Ina Blom
museum in progress made it possible to regularly present my art works in the daily newspaper and on television. In Paris this would have been inconceivable.
– Christian Boltanski
m i p has created its own cosmos …
– Ecke Bonk
As the world changes, so does museum in progress, and never has that seemed more necessary than now.
– Fiona Bradley
I’m grateful to Josef Ortner for making the Standard into an integral component of this unique art initiative.
– Oscar Bronner
Democratic and low-key, the projects of museum in progress are at the pulse of the times.
– Katrin Bucher Trantow
museum in progress has made possible disconcerting, subversive and wonderful works of art.
– Claudia Büttner
museum in progress has chosen to exist primarily in a series of ephemeral moments.
– Christophe Cherix
museum in progress was founded as an initiative to move beyond the walls of cultural institutions.
– Kim Conaty
Outside the box, museum in progress has faced the public with artworks outside the frame but inside the expanded field of public culture. For artists, it has generated a very special place and freedom to work.
– Minerva Cuevas
The names of the artists alone who have worked with museum in progress, reflect an explosive and progressive energy and inspiration.
– Bice Curiger
It is great that museum in progress continues to find new venues and formats for artists to work in.
– Tacita Dean
Now that many are trying to imagine what a 'post-Covid Museum' should be like, I cannot stop thinking that museum in progress invented such 'other' museum already a long time ago.
– Chris Dercon
museum in progress creates a space that allows the self-assertion of artistic subjectivity to appear in an exemplary way under fractal conditions.
– Helmut Draxler
The degree to which museum in progress always has its finger on the pulse of the time is also demonstrated by the Portraits of Artists on video created over the period of a decade, which form a who’s who of this time.
– Yilmaz Dziewior
Since its foundation, museum in progress has not only revolutionized the Austrian art scene and placed it in an international context, but has also questioned the art world’s self-satisfied complacency.
– Rainer Fuchs
From museum in progress I had learnt that museums are first and foremost software, not hardware, and that idea is still much more contemporary and effective than ever.
– Massimiliano Gioni
More than ever it feels essential to investigate possibilities and exhibition modes which are unusual and different from built museums, white cubes and art centers.
– Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
museum in progress has been real avant-garde in terms of curatorial vision and strategy.
– Hou Hanru
In retrospect, it is clear that museum in progress played a decisive role in our understanding of contemporary art.
– Achim Hochdörfer
Over the past three-plus decades, museum in progress has been weaving a fascinatingly versatile web of interlinked activities and artistic messages.
– Antonia Hoerschelmann
Since its foundation, museum in progress has been a highly influential, intangible but all the more effective institution that has always been ahead of its time.
– Max Hollein
As an antithesis to the museum-as-building model, museum in progress has an immaterial presence.
– Brigitte Huck
museum in progress is a visionary institution which brings art to the people and involves them in artistic discourse.
– Anges Husslein-Arco
josef ortner's and kathrin messner's idea of a museum in the media space was visionary.
– Peter Kogler
museum in progress uses the hammer of culture to smash misperceptions and xenophobia.
– Cornelia Lauf
museum in progress has navigated from newspaper to theatre, from TV to billboard, even on the skies. Where do we go from here?
– Élisabeth Lebovici
museum in progress was an epiphany on many levels, radically changing my perception of what an exhibition and an artwork are or could be.
– Luca Lo Pinto
A Haiku for museum in progress. What is that I sense? Opening up public space. museum in progress
– Ken Lum
The Chinese proverb 'PERSEVERANCE BRINGS FORTUNE' can be applied to museum in progress.
– Rosa Martínez
museum in progress is one of the most visionary museum projects of all time.
– Una Meistere
museum in progress is a true horizon line, setting the standards, providing an example.
– Molly Nesbit
Over the years, museum in progress has allowed for an engagement with art that is freed from the conventions of the institution and to conceive of the work of art beyond as a mere object in an institutional space.
– Hans-Ulrich Obrist
museum in progress, a name, the muse: a never-ending construction site, dedicated to that endless and indefinable architecture that art and poetry represent.
– Chiara Parisi
museum in progress has curated legendary projects that stand the test of time.
– Julia Peyton-Jones
museum in progress systematically promotes an unconventional freedom of thought and creativity illustrated by works of art.
– Christian Reder
With its foundation, museum in progress became a pioneer in the context-specific art of the 1990s.
– Stella Rollig
One of the particularly interesting aspects of museum in progress’s dynamics is its hybrid character, both in an inside and an outside, symbolically and practically.
– Stéphane Ghislain Roussel
museum in progress is the metaphor of what any museum should be. Always in progress. A structure that is reinventing itself constantly and has the talent to show art as an evolving entity.
– Jérôme Sans
museum in progress works in the butterfly department of museums. It is free and unattached to the physical burden of cemented significance and reveals its beauty wherever messenger substances provide for it.
– Hans Schabus
museum in progress is more than a place of storage or representation; it is an actionist venue that embraces a critical public emotionally and intellectually.
– Nicolaus Schafhausen
With its interventions in the public space, museum in progress has helped to define Vienna as an artistic centre, also in an international context.
– Nina Schedlmayer
museum in progress is known for its large-scale cooperations in digital, immaterial and other spaces.
– Eva Schlegel
museum in progress is an ephemeral institution that left permanent traces, that succeeded in carving out space for art within the fabric of the city and the minds of its inhabitants.
– Jasper Sharp
museum in progress is dedicated to energizing a broad public with the catalyzing potential of contemporary art outside the confines of a traditional brick-and-mortar site.
– Nancy Spector
museum in progress is notable for the ongoing collaboration with international artists and cultural institutions and the intensive networking of artists among themselves, making the association into a valuable international meeting place.
– Gerfried Stocker
museum in progress operates beyond the constraints of conventional museums and inserts art into our everyday lives in many unexpected ways.
– Sally Tallant
museum in progress seeks continually for ex-territorial marginal platforms and shifting communication formats.
– Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
With new media formats and presentation venues museum in progress opens up communication paths and farsighted prospects in the unconscious and along untrodden paths.
– Vitus Weh
I have always appreciated the work of museum in progress because it broke away in its earliest days from historical institutions and expanded into the public and media space.
– Peter Weibel
In Austria museum in progress was the first institution to enable and present art exclusively in the public sphere.
– Erwin Wurm