MAK Permanent Collection Carpets to re-open 8 April

The re-opening of the famous MAK Permanent Collection Carpets will take place 8 April 2014 at 7.00 pm. The appearance of the unusual and all-new exhibition design is determined by an architectural concept by the Viennese Designer Michael Embacher that is reminiscent of the interior of a silkworm cocoon into which carpets have been woven and by a hand-made, floating installation, by the Turkish artist Füsun Onur.

The Permanent Collection Carpets will focus on developments in carpet-making between the late 15th century and the 18th century, and carpet-art as an over-arching theme of European interiors. Classic Safavid and Ottoman carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries represent the highlights of this new presentation.

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Figdor Carpet, detail, Kerman garden carpet, Safavid Empire, South Iran, 1st half 17th century 191 x 156 cm, purchased at the Albert Figdor auction in 1930. © Lois Lammerhuber/MAK
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Wiener Jagdteppich [Viennese Hunting Carpet], detail, Safavid Empire, Central Iran, Kashan, 1st half 16th century 687 x 331 cm, taken over from the Imperial Court in 1922. © Gerald Zugmann/MAK
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Füsun Onur, Ohne Titel, 2013. Detail of Artistic Intervention for the MAK Permanent Collection Carpets. © MAK/Georg Mayer
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Füsun Onur, portrait, 2013. © MAK/Bärbel Vischer

Location and more information: MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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