The MAK’s Majolica Collection in Historical Context
Wed, 6.4.2022—Sun, 7.8.2022
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
The show TIN GLAZING AND IMAGE CULTURE: The MAK’s Majolica Collection in Historical Context presents the exquisite collection of majolica from the 15th to the 18th century for the first time. The MAK collection includes both the objects from the imperi-al collection of Ferdinand of Tyrol’s Kunstkammer in Ambras and from the estate of Franz Ferdinand von Österreich-Este, as well as the majolica from Stift Neukloster in Wiener Neustadt. The historical exhibits are juxtaposed with designs by contemporary Italian majolica artists. Supplemented by international loans from important Viennese and Central European collections and accompanied by an extensive catalog, the MAK exhibition provides the first broad insight into the history of majolica.
Guest Curator: Timothy Wilson
MAK Curator: Rainald Franz, Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection
Central Space MAK DESIGN LAB, 6 April – 7 August 2022
The exhibition is accompanied by the publication TIN GLAZING AND IMAGE CULTURE: The MAK’s Maiolica Collection in Historical Context (MAK Studies 28), edited by Lilli Hollein, Rainald Franz, and Timothy Wilson, with contributions by Rainald Franz, Michael Göbl, Nikolaus Hofer, Lilli Hollein, and Timothy Wilson. English, 272 pages with numerous color illustrations. MAK, Vienna/arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2022. Available as of autmn 2022 at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 49.30.