Presentation at the Geymüllerschlössel

The History of the Geymüllerschlössel

Sat, 08.05.2021–Sun, 05.12.2021

MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel

The interior decoration and gardens of the Geymüllerschlössel in Pötzleinsdorf make it one of the few places in Austria today that offer an authentic glimpse into the variety of Biedermeier decorative art. Commissioned by the Viennese banker Johann Jakob Geymüller (1760–1834) as a summer residence and built in 1808, under the later ownership of the industrial magnate Isidor Mautner (1852 – 1930) and his wife Jenny (1856 – 1938) the Schlössel experienced a golden age of sumptuous festivals and splendid music and theater performances. Afterwards, when it was in danger of being demolished, the Schlössel was rescued by Franz Sobek (1903 – 1975), a passionate collector of clocks and Biedermeier furniture. It was subsequently acquired by the Republic of Austria and entrusted to the management of the MAK. 

 
The checkered history of this Biedermeier jewel will be commemorated in May 2021 through the inauguration of a documentation room containing a comprehensive collection of texts and images. To create this, in the course of a year-long research project, experts exhaustively examined primary sources in the MAK archive as well as in all relevant archives in Vienna and Lower Austria and in the family archives of the former owners.

Curator: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel 
 

OPENING HOURS 2021

8 May until 5 December 2021
Saturday & Sunday, 11a.m.–6 p.m.

 

ADMISSION

€ 6
Free admission for children and teens under 19
Free admission with MAK Annual Ticket

Free entry to the park and to James Turrell’s skyspace
 

CURRENT SPECIAL EXHIBITION

ERWIN WURM
Dissolution

Program (2 Events)

Tue, 26.10.2021 11.30 am 12.15 pm
MAK DAY 2021

Tour of the Geymüllerschlössel

Tour of the Geymüllerschlössel
In the Geymüllerschlössel, a Biedermeier-era gem in Vienna-Pötzleinsdorf, the MAK presents original furniture from the first half of the 19th century, Old-Viennese clocks from the Franz Sobek Collection, as well as the interventions of contemporary artists and designers. Immerse yourself into the world of the Empire and Biedermeier era, which here stands in a fascinating contrast with the ceramic sculptures of Erwin Wurm. The sculptural body segments invade the Geymüllerschlössel’s interior, creating tableaux vivants—dramaturgical arrangements located between movement and stasis, history and the present—in individual rooms. In the garden of the Schlössel, Erwin Wurm’s sculptures of Carrara marble connect up to the artist’s role in critically illuminating and distorting our world.

REGISTRATION

Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance (possible until Friday before the tour 3 p.m.) or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 

HEADPHONES

The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 

FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 

Tours free of Charge on the MAK DAY 2021
1459977553881
Tue, 26.10.2021 3.00 pm 3.45 pm
MAK DAY 2021

Tour of the Geymüllerschlössel

Tour of the Geymüllerschlössel
In the Geymüllerschlössel, a Biedermeier-era gem in Vienna-Pötzleinsdorf, the MAK presents original furniture from the first half of the 19th century, Old-Viennese clocks from the Franz Sobek Collection, as well as the interventions of contemporary artists and designers. Immerse yourself into the world of the Empire and Biedermeier era, which here stands in a fascinating contrast with the ceramic sculptures of Erwin Wurm. The sculptural body segments invade the Geymüllerschlössel’s interior, creating tableaux vivants—dramaturgical arrangements located between movement and stasis, history and the present—in individual rooms. In the garden of the Schlössel, Erwin Wurm’s sculptures of Carrara marble connect up to the artist’s role in critically illuminating and distorting our world.

REGISTRATION

Limited number of participants: registration is necessary - either in advance (possible until Friday before the tour 3 p.m.) or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 

HEADPHONES

The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 

FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 

Tours free of Charge on the MAK DAY 2021
1459977553881
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Media

Franz Sartory: Pötzleinsdorf, 1824 © MAK
 
Ferdinand Schmutzer: Mautner family at lunch in the Geymüllerschlössel, 1905 © Elisabeth Baum-Breuer
Károly Markó the Elder, Portrait of Johann Jakob Geymüller, ca. 1830 
© Geymüller family, Hollenburg
 
Social gathering in the Geymüllerschlössel on the occasion of the double wedding of Käthy Mautner with Hans Breuer and his brother Robert Breuer with Hanna Brüll, 1906 © Elisabeth Baum-Breuer
Atelier Adèle, Engagement portrait of Jenny Neumann and Isidor Mautner, before 1875 
© Elisabeth Baum-Breuer
 
Ferdinand Schmutzer: Driveway to the Geymüllerschlössel: “To our dear friend Marie on the occasion of her wedding in June 1919, Ferdinand and Lisl Schmutzer” © Elisabeth Baum-Breuer
Martin Gerlach jr.: View of work on widening the street, Pötzleinsdorfer Straße/corner of Khevenhüllerstraße, 1948 © WstLA
Dehumidifying and  renovating the foundations of the Geymüllerschlössel, 1988 © MAK
Picnic in the garden, 1999 © Wolfgang Woessner/MAK 

Exhibitions

Exhibition at the Geymüllerschlössel

ERWIN WURM

Dissolution
iCal Sat, 08.05.2021–Sun, 05.12.2021

MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel