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MAK NITE Lab

The event series MAK NITE Lab is a platform for experiments and experimental designs. MAK NITE Lab is the MAK’s open laboratory for intercreativity held on selected Tuesday evenings; it serves as a practical field of experimentation for the contemporary scene and features artistic stances from contemporary art, (fashion) design, performance, architecture, media and audiovisual art.
The event series MAK NITE Lab is a platform for experiments and experimental designs. MAK NITE Lab is the MAK’s open laboratory for intercreativity held on selected Tuesday evenings; it serves as a practical field of experimentation for the contemporary scene and features artistic stances from contemporary art, (fashion) design, performance, architecture, media and audiovisual art. Single-evening experimental designs present the opportunity for European artists, architects and designers (mostly of the younger generation) to publically introduce important aspects of their work. On the basis of an experimental and process-oriented conception of art, MAK NITE Lab opens up zones of creativity for diverse subjective interpretations of what it means to produce and perceive art; various types of performance art, film/video and installations, as well as inter-creative approaches and all manner of mixtures thereof, are given special emphasis.

MAK NITE Lab is held on selected Tuesday evenings; admission is free.

Series Curator: Marlies Wirth
With the event series MAK NITE, the MAK has been offering an open platform for experimental, cross-disciplinary art projects and performances in a museum setting for over ten years. Renamed MAK NITE Lab in 2012, the series now devotes itself to current museum-related issues in the context of exhibition and collection projects, as well as to the universal topic “For Change” in preparation for the European Triennial for Change, which is planned to take place in 2014.

For the MAK, the relevance of applied art for the present and the future, as well as applied art’s role as a source of inspiration for the areas of contemporary art, design and architecture, is an issue of special significance. The question, “What is applied art today?” is crucial not only to the MAK’s collecting and exhibiting activities, but also to the conception of the event program and, hence, to MAK NITE Lab.

The MAK NITE Labs thus support the MAK’s transformation into a “Museum of Applied Space of the Future” by making visible stances from the arts, architecture and design which are compatible with the museum’s mission and vision. To this end, thematically oriented cooperative relationships have been sought out and synergies have been used as part of upcoming exhibition projects.
Due to the MAK’s international orientation as a Viennese museum with branches in Brtnice* (Czech Republic) and Los Angeles**, it is also planned to involve former participants in the MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, as well as MAK-relevant international artists, designers and architects in the context of MAK NITE Labs and/or cross-disciplinary events.

*Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice. A joint branch of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the MAK in Vienna.
** MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.



 
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MAK NITE Lab

“The Report”

Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited, Rotterdam/Belgrade) and Stefan Gruber (STUDIOGRUBER, Vienna) in collaboration with Paul Currion (Belgrade/London)
iCalTue, 15.09.2015, 8.00 PM–10.00 PM

MAK FORUM

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Presentation/Discussion

Digital Superposition

The File as an Object.
An evening about artwork, status, and value in the digital age curated by Valentin Ruhry
iCalTue, 31.03.2015, 7.00 PM–10.00 PM

MAK FORUM

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Denn die Maschine schaut uns nicht einfach zu, wie wir unsere ‘Alternativen’ organisieren

[Since the machine will not simply watch us as we organize our ‘alternatives’]
iCalTue, 24.03.2015, 7.00 PM–9.00 PM

MAK Chimney Room

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Roundtable Discussion

"Do You Hear Me When You Sleep?"

MAK NITE Lab
iCalTue, 09.12.2014, 8.00 PM–10.00 PM

MAK-Kaminzimmer

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Installation / Performance

Michael Riedel reads Oskar

iCalTue, 18.11.2014, 8.00 PM–12.00 AM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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Talk

Fernando García-Dory

On art, agriculture, and the countryside: possible futures of existing initiatives in the fields
iCalTue, 11.11.2014, 7.00 PM–10.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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Lecture / Film

A NEW ENLIGHTENMENT?

The First Public Deliberation
iCalTue, 15.04.2014, 7.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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sound:frame

MAK NITE Lab Special

in the occasion of sound:frame 2014 festival "A MATTER OF..."
iCalTue, 25.03.2014, 8.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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Installation

VULNERABLE

Informative Spatial Construction by Jürgen Bauer
iCalTue, 18.03.2014, 7.00 PM–10.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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Interactive Installation

MAK Sweet Urbanism

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, ES)
MAK NITE Lab
iCalTue, 17.12.2013, 8.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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Sammlung

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Performativity

Marlies Wirth, Curator MAK NITE Lab
The notion of performativity shifts the focus to the activities of producing and making as well as to those actions, exchange processes, changes, and dynamics that define actors and cultural events. What is in the center therefore is not so much objects, monuments or artworks considered as representing a culture or a cultural self-image, but rather the dynamic processes of making and using them.
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Publications

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Publication

SUPERKÜNSTLER

MAK NITE©
German/English
176 pages, full colored illustrations
16,5 x 22 cm, paperback
MAK Art Society, Vienna 2004
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Publications

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Publication

MAK NITE © EU

Loving the Alien Budapest - Łódź – Warsaw – Wrocław – Dresden
English
176 pages, numerous illustrations
Publication & DVD
16,6 x 22 cm, paperback
MAK Vienna / Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2009
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Franz von Zülow

Paper
Published for the exhibition of the same title (27.11.2013-11.5.2014)
MAK Studies 22
German/English
144 pages, numerous illustrations
26 x 21,2 cm, paperback
Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2013
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How Does Social Innovation Nurture Technological Innovation and Sustainable Growth?

Josephine Green (UK) & Ezio Manzini (I)
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Permanent Collection Empire Style Biedermeier

Artistic intervention: Jenny Holzer
Besides brilliant achievements in the arts and crafts production in Austria in the nineteenth century, the Empire and Biedermeier Collection on permanent display shows the creative and material versatility of an epoch marked by cultural, social and economic upheavals in the wake of the industrial revolution.
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MAK-Tower

On a floor space of 4,000 m2, the MAK Contemporary Art Collection is presented at the MAK Tower, a former flak tower in Arenbergpark in Vienna’s 3rd district.
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