The “old” Wien Museum opens its doors one last time. The galleries have been emptied for the renovation and expansion project, affording unprecedented opportunities for interaction. More than 20,000 ft2 are turned into a playground for street art and skateboarding – two subcultures that appropirate unused areas and challenge our understanding of participation in public space.
Vandalism or art? Street art and skateboarding polarize. They are at once creative and destructive, art and irritation, sport and lifestyle. As late as the 2000s, they were mainly considered a nuisance; today, they have the status of pop cultural phenomena. Street art and skateboarding are seen as invigorating elements of urban life, even motors for tourism and economic development.
We invite prominent protagonists to transform the museum, allowing everyone the opportunity to discover the scenes in entirely new ways. The building is split into two zones: on the ground floor, it’s DIY; on the first floor, there’s a “Hall of Fame.”
Vienna is the focus. More than 30 artists – all stalwarts of Vienna’s street art scene – take possession of the museum’s walls. Old exhibition furniture is turned into a skate park using concrete. There is much to discover and much to do – from skateboarding courses to workshops on various street art techniques. Please, join us!
Abend, Paul Busk, Cane, Chinagirl Tile, Deadbeat Hero, die 78er, Frido Fiebinger, Flör, Christian Fischer, Frau Isa, Emanuel Jesse, Friend, Golif, Wolfgang Hartl, Herbalizer, Olivier Hölzl, Junek, Leopold Kessler, KLITCLIQUE, Knarf, Kollektiv Kimäre, Kryot, MALR, Keno Meiners, Thomas Mock, moiz, Monsterzeit, Lym Moreno, NDZW, Nychos, Peks, Perk_up, Phekt, Jamy Preiml, Ripoff Crew, Ruin, Jan Schiefermair, Maximilian Schneller, Philipp Schuster, Gitti Scholz, Seco, Secret Society of Super Villain Artists (SSOSVA), Shue, Skero, Skirl, Speaker-23, Spraycity, Spoff Parks, Tabby, Video Oner, Vienna Murals …
Until September 1st, 2019, We are inviting visitors and prominent members of the street art and skateboarding scenes to transform the museum, offering opportunities to discover the broad spectrum of possibilities inherent to these scenes. More than thirty artists who have left their mark on Vienna’s cityscape over the past twenty-five years have taken over the museum’s walls. An action-packed program of events will accompany Takeover over the course of the entire summer.