The exhibition 55 Dates invites visitors to explore 55 works selected from the mumok collection of around 10,000, in “blind dates” with art. These works do not present a classical perspective on art history but rather a diverse coexistence of ways of thinking, themes, and artistic media.
The selection ranges from Paul Klee, Giacomo Balla, and Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol, uniting very different approaches in one show, with Anna Artaker, Cosima von Bonin, Günter Brus, Friedl Dicker, Valie Export, Marta Hoepffner, Ed Paschke, and many more.
This exhibition presents a mix of the known and the lesser known, with artists whose names and works have entered art history and others still to be discovered. The unconventional exhibition design by Austrian artist Hans Schabus will facilitate interpretations that go beyond the normal expectations of an overview of art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.