Curator guides a tour through the exhibition »Art into Life!«
»Art into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s«
with Susanne Neuburger
Meeting point: mumok foyer
In the 1960s, the Rhineland was an important center for revolutionary trends in contemporary art. A new generation of artists with international networks rebelled against traditional art. Everyday life was their source of inspiration, everyday objects formed their material. They went out into their urban surroundings, challenging the limits of the art disciplines and collaborating with musicians, writers, filmmakers and dancers. A man with a finger on the pulse of this extraordinary period was the Cologne restorer Wolfgang Hahn (1924–1987), who began acquiring the new art. Over the years, he compiled what is now one of the most important collections of contemporary art, with works of Nouveau Réalisme, Fluxus, the happening movement, pop art and conceptual art. In cooperation with the Museum Ludwig in Cologne the artistic focuses of the collection will now be presented anew to the public in Cologne and Vienna. mumok curator Susanne Neuburger will guide a tour offering some surprising insights into the universe of the charismatic dandy and his unique collection.