264.233 artistic project MUSEUM-LIVING 2
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, UE, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

...to deal with contexts and positions coming from the fine arts.

...to further develop an analytical, conceptual thinking.

...to create an own concept for an artistic work.

....approach a topic from an artistic practice and perspective.

....to choose an appropriate technique for the work and to implement it independently.

Subject of course

We find references in the history of art and architecture, consider strategies and procedures and incorporate them into our own artistic (design) process. We want to understand the artistic procedure and analyze and discuss it in the context of social and political changes.


What does an art museum need to live up to its original meaning of being "a sanctuary of the muses"? What exactly are the "sacred halls" of art? Is an art museum an idea from antiquity, something spiritual? Do mythological beings or even the gods themselves dwell in this place? Are the powers of art actually to be found there? Is the art museum a temple for rituals and effects?

Or is the art museum a particularly democratic place, like the parliament, the archive, or the theater? A place for different opinions and perspectives. A place of residence offering opinions and discourse, an agora, an arena of discussion and negotiation? Is the art museum a processing place for social issues and conflicts, a cosmopolitan arena of dispute and debate?

For sure, the art museum is a lot of work. An art museum is a scientific institution and an educational institution: archiving, documenting, collecting, restoring, expertly storing, preserving, labeling, cataloging, exhibiting, mediating, exploiting, publishing are only a fraction of its tasks. An art museum needs manpower, commitment, budgets, promotion and support. Ultimately, running an art museum is about fighting transience: it is about preserving art objects for future generations. It is about creating a better world.

But what is the role of an art museum in the Serbian periphery? What is a private museum of avant-garde art doing in a simple, agricultural area? What significance can a low-budget museum generate at all? What could the museum do for the local - and vice versa: what can the local do for the museum? What might greater involvement in the locale look like - or would complete disengagement be even better? So how do we imagine museum life?

Designing Museum Life is organized in collaboration with the Museum Macura in Novi Banovci, Serbia. The program is conceived as a joint artistic-architectural project in two phases:

1. joint brainstorming and planning in Vienna.

20. April / 15. Mai / 15. Juni / 29. Juni

Seminar room AC0440

2. Excursion to Serbia, with accommodation in the museum and joint realization of one or more projects on site

20.–26. August

Accommodation will be organized in the Macura magazine as a mattress camp. 

Cost Excursion:
Arrival/departure: exact date to be announced.
Food, accommodation, per day about 10 €  travel costs: approx. 170,00 €.

We are looking forward to students with an interest in handicrafts!

Teaching methods

Project work: pair and group work, teaching inputs, presentations and teaching conversations

Excursions to the places of the places, happenings. 

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course takes place: follows

in seminar room AC0440.

(the seminar room is located: Karlsplatz 13 on the 4th floor Stg. 10)


workshop will be end of August





Course dates

Thu10:00 - 13:0020.04.2023Seminarraum AC0440 264.233: Künstlerisches Projekt MUSEUMS-LEBEN 2
Mon10:00 - 13:0015.05.2023Seminarraum AC0440 264.233: Künstlerisches Projekt MUSEUMS-LEBEN 2
Thu10:00 - 13:0015.06.2023Seminarraum AC0440 264.233: Künstlerisches Projekt MUSEUMS-LEBEN 2
Thu10:00 - 13:0029.06.2023Seminarraum AC0440 264.233: Künstlerisches Projekt MUSEUMS-LEBEN 2

Examination modalities

Attendance at the appointments and development of own concepts, ideas, through sketches, digital research work. Independent implementation  and developmentof an individual work or, if required, also possible in group work. Presentation of the own work at the deadline.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Entwerfen Master / Künstlerische Projekte (5 ECTS)13.02.2023 09:0020.02.2023 09:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


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