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Museum of Modern Art – MUMOK

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Museum of Modern Art – MUMOK

The holdings of the Vienna Museum of Modern Art comprises over 9000 works of modern and contemporary art. While the museum's collection of classical modernism boasts some significant works (André Derain's Cowering Figure and František Kupka's Nocturne which can be considered two of the examples of deliberate abstraction, as well as figure analyses by Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti), it is not particularly large, unlike its size and quality-wise impressive collection of the 1960s art with its emphasis on Noveau réalisme, Fluxus, Pop Art and Viennese Actionism. The term Fluxus was used by representatives of the movement launched in 1962 to denote the imperceptible transition from art to life; sequences of events were depicted by them in collage-style compositions. Some of the most significant examples of their art are held in MUMOK's collection.
The Vienna Actionism - the most significant Austrian contribution to the worldwide development of avant-garde art in the 1960s - is represented at the museum by Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler; these artists considered two-dimensional surface to be an illusory medium and worked directly with bodies, objects and substances. Their paintings, material actions and body analyses were an effort to make the perception of reality as truthful as possible.

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