The Pavilion project was created by Dorit Margreiter for the exhibition in the Austrian Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale as an original deconstruction of the ideal exhibition hall, designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1934. The exhibition in Brtnice constitutes a specific attempt to rewrite the 2009 constellation while developing, on the basis of a confrontation of contemporary artist Dorit Margreiter's work with original sketches of Josef Hoffmann, a loop in time and meaning, interlacing the prototype with postproduction.
Curator Jiri Patek, Moravian Gallery in Brno
The Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice, Czech Republic, the artist's birthplace, is run by the Moravian Gallery in Brno and by the MAK Vienna as a joint branch. The baroque townhouse was converted in the style of Viennese Modernism by Hoffmann himself in 1907. Since 2005, temporary exhibitions on subjects related to Josef Hoffmann and his circle have been organized at the museum.