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In the End: Architecture
Journeys through Time 1959 – 2019

Location: Architekturzentrum Wien - Old hall
Exhibition: 06 October 2016 - 20 March 2017
Opening Hours: daily 10am-7pm
Opening: Wednesday 5 October 2016, 7pm
Tickets: 9 EUR / 7 EUR reduced / free admission for medium- und large-partners / students: free admission on Wednesday from 5pm-7pm

Opening speakers
Dietmar Steiner, Director Az W
Karoline Mayer, Sonja Pisarik, Katharina Ritter, Curators
Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Executive Councillor for Culture and Science, Vienna

To mark the retirement of founding director Dietmar Steiner the Az W takes a look, with him, at sixty years of international architectural history. Starting with the dissolution of CIAM, which proclaimed the "failure" of the modern movement in 1959 and plunged architecture into a profound crisis, the exhibition meanders through history, making stops where Dietmar Steiner underwent his own personal architectural socialisation process: via stations dedicated to critiquing Functionalism, soft urban renewal, New Urbanism and the revision of the modern project, signature architecture, the bottom-up movement and big business. We journey through time to the year 2019, where the cult film Blade Runner has a magnificently bleak backdrop of Los Angeles in the future.

The historical examples of architecture — which reflect world events in architecture in Austria via Dietmar Steiner's biography — are contrasted by the curators with contemporary positions that engage with ecological, social, structural, legislative, contextual, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture and show, with the breadth of diversity, that architecture is a long way from the end. The dialogue between the two levels of the exhibition is intended to show that a critical new beginning is inherent to every "End".

Curators: Karoline Mayer, Sonja Pisarik, Katharina Ritter
Exhibition design: BWM Architekten und Partner
External scientific consultancy: Gabriele Kaiser, Anh-Linh Ngo
Image Research & Public Relations: Irene Jäger
Exhibition graphic design: Nicole Six

Guided tours of the exhibition:
Sat 15.10., 12.11., 03.12.2016, 17:30
Sat 14.01., 11.02., 18.03.2017, 17:30
Wed 26.10., for the Az W OPEN DAY*, 17:30

Tours given by Dietmar Steiner:
Wed 12.10., 14.12.2016, 17:30

Tours given by the curators:
Wed 30.11.2016, 15.02., 15.03.2017, 17:30

Thanks to:
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
Kerbler Holding GmbH
Saint-Gobain Rigips Austria

Public Funding:
Geschäftsgruppe - Stadtentwicklung, Verkehr, Klimaschutz, Energieplanung und BürgerInnenbeteiligung
The Arts Division and the Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria
Geschäftsgruppe Kultur und Wissenschaft
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Permanent Exhibition

In the End: Architecture

Press Release:
In the End: Architecture

Further Information:
Workshop for school groups to accompany the exhibition

Opening night

The Exhibition

E-Shop Products:
Book „Steiner's Diary"

DVD „Zeitreisen"

Special Price: Book "Steiner’s Diary" + DVD "Zeitreisen"

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