Architecture meets Art: Concrete

Guided tour
28/9 2016 6 pm
Museumsquartier / Az W

The combined tour will start with a visit to the exhibition a_schau Österreichische Architektur im 20. Und 21. Jahrhundert (Austrian architecture in the 20th and 21st century). The “liquid stone” is an integral part of 20th century Austrian building culture. In direct competition to the omnipresent polystyrene cladding, “Béton Brut”, fair-faced concrete is losing more and more ground – it is worth taking a closer look at recent history. The designs range from utopian, in some cases even dystopian architectural sculptures to strictly modular structures. In contemporary art, on the other hand, a growing interest in urban planning of the post-war era and hence, a rekindling of the euphoria it brought about has become noticeable. The exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien focusses on the artistic exploration of the social and ideological implications of past and present concrete architecture. Concrete is progressive and can be more than built-up space.