Developed in cooperation with Altenburg, the MAK exhibition exemplifies the work groups he has developed over a period of six decades: “blocks,” “houses,” “stage sets,” “towers,” “scaffolds,” and “frames.” Film documentaries on the oeuvre of arguably Austria’s most important living ceramist round off the presentation.
The publication FRANZ JOSEF ALTENBURG: Clay and Form appears on the occasion of the renowned Austrian ceramic artist’s 80th birthday and complements the exhibition of the same name at the Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl, as well as a presentation at the MAK. Edited by Alfred Weidinger, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, and Rainald Franz, with contributions by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Franz Josef Czernin, René Edenhofer, and Rainald Franz. German/English, 140 pages with numerous color illustrations. MAK, Vienna/OÖLKG, Linz/arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 39.