Clegg & Guttmann. Biedermeier reanimiert
The Geymüllerschlössel’s architecture and interior design invite visitors to physically explore the multifarious Biedermeier period. Constructed as a summer villa, the building symbolizes an varied history shaped by the generations, which is further illuminated by contemporary questions in the present day. Today, the Geymüllerschlössel—decorated with original furniture from the first half of the 19th century—and its scenic park combine to create an extraordinary ensemble in which architecture, nature, and crafts as well as historical and contemporary perspectives form synergies.
In keeping with the MAK’s programmatic approach, which encourages interaction between applied art, fine art, and architecture, the new MAK ART SALON at the Geymüllerschlössel launches a compelling discourse to locate space, time, and history with the aid of contemporary artists.
To kick off this new exhibition series, the artistic duo Clegg & Guttmann’s intervention Biedermeier reanimates explores models of the interior that made their mark on the history of Biedermeier art and society. In doing so, the artists reveal processes that generate an interaction between various disciplines.
Specially designed for the Geymüllerschlössel, their project unfolds in several trenchant and staged tableaux—expressly lit and set to music—of furniture, objects, instruments, and materials from the Biedermeier period, which will be brought to life in the exhibition in the course of a theatrical tour through the rooms of the Geymüllerschlössel.