Statement by Jasper Sharp

I arrived in Vienna too late to witness the most radical projects of museum in progress. But I have spent hours digging through their archive, attempting to put together pieces of the jigsaw. The picture that emerges is that of 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. In doing so, they rewrote the rules of engagement and redefined what an institution can be.