Martin Beck: rumors and murmurs

With rumors and murmurs mumok will be presenting a one-person exhibition on the work of New York- and Vienna-based artist Martin Beck. Focusing on themes central to Beck’s oeuvre such as display, memory, collectivity, and imaging, the exhibition will bring together selected works from the past fifteen years with a new body of work produced for the occasion. As strategies of installation and display are central to his practice, Beck will actively engage with the exhibition’s format and layout. The show will be composed of sculptures, photographs, video works, drawings, books as well as spatial interventions into the exhibition space.

One of Beck’s key bodies of work references modern exhibiting systems, specifically taking up the relationships between emancipation and control that they incorporate. His video installation About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe (2007), for which he reconstructed George Nelson’s Struc-Tube exhibtion system from the 1940s, addresses questions of appropriation and economies of artistic re-presentation while also reflecting on the paradoxical role modular exhibiting systems have in the history of exhibitions. While ease of handling and wide-reaching information delivery fulfilled the emancipatory quest of the modern avant-garde, Struc-Tube’s coherence is also an emblem for the reorganization of labor in modern capitalism.

Current Dates

  • Sun. 28 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 29 May 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 31 May 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 01 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 05 Jun 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 06 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

June

  • Wed. 07 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 12 Jun 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 19 Jun 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Jun 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Jun 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

July

  • Sat. 01 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 25 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Jul 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 31 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

August

  • Tue. 01 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 02 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 05 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 07 Aug 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 08 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 10 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 12 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 13 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 14 Aug 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 15 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 16 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 17 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 19 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 20 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 21 Aug 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 22 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 28 Aug 2017, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 29 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 31 Aug 2017, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

September

  • Fri. 01 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Sep 2017, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.