MAK - Adriana Czernin

Inspired by the tableau with the wooden ornaments of the minbar of the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo from the year 1296, a masterpiece of the Mameluke era, the artist Adriana Czernin developed a work series that takes as its theme the different aspects of geometric construction. In doing so, she sees ornament as a metaphor for cultural, social, and personal entanglements. The expansive works in the MAK exhibition paraphrase the fragmentary nature of the parts from the minbar that have been in the collection of what is today the MAK since 1907.
Adriana Czernin, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
MAK Exhibition View, 2018. ADRIANA CZERNIN: Fragment. MAK GALLERY © MAK/Georg Mayer

Start date: April 18, 2018
End date: September 30, 2018
Address: Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
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