Curator gives a tour of the exhibition »Related to Visions«

with Peter Bogner
refreshments served afterwards

Exactly 20 years ago the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation was established, and the estate of the visionary all-round artist Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965) brought to Vienna. Ever since, the foundation has researched and presented Kiesler’s legacy in countless projects. Most recently, major solo exhibitions were on show at the Vienna MAK and the Martin Gropius Building in Berlin, which familiarized the broad public with the multifaceted œuvre.

The Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and Art was initiated at the same time as the Frederick Kiesler Foundation. On the initiative of his widow Lillian Kiesler, the award has been presented biannually since 1998 for “outstanding achievements in the field of architecture and the arts that conform to Frederick Kiesler’s innovative conceptions and his theory of ‘correlated arts,’ by transcending the boundaries between the traditional disciplines of architecture and the arts.” The Frederick Kiesler Prize is worth 55,000 euros and presented alternately by the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna.

In order to pay worthy tribute to both events – the 20th anniversary of the existence of the Frederick Kiesler Foundation and the 10th Frederick Kiesler Prize – a studio exhibition is juxtaposing ten works by Kiesler prizewinners with works by Frederick Kiesler. Former Kiesler prizewinners include Frank O. Gehry (1998), Judith Barry (2000), Cedric Price (2002), Asymptote / Hani Rashid + Lise-Anne Couture (2004), Olafur Eliasson (2006), Toyo Ito (2008), Heimo Zobernig (2010), Andrea Zittel (2012), Bruce Nauman (2014) and Andrés Jaque (2016). The next laureate will be announced in 2018.

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