Discover the amazing creations of the all-round genius Koloman Moser – icon of the Wiener Werkstätte, multi-talented artist and master of koi carp – at the Exhibition Hall of the Vienna MAK.
From paintings, graphic designs, handicrafts and interior design to even fashion and stage sets. Koloman Moser speaks the language of art with incredible conviction, nimbly and naturally, with ease – just like a koi fish in water. The Vienna MAK is currently holding an amazing exhibition of about 500 works, the largest and most diversified of its kind, dedicated solely to Koloman Moser. The solo exhibition will run until 22nd April, 2019 and contains local and international loans of original pieces by the great master, including some of his stunning Backhausen designs.
On the trail of Koloman Moser, in the spirit of the Fin de Siècle, searching for a modern language of shape. Discover the diversity of works created by artistic genius Koloman Moser and learn more about the exhibition at the Vienna MAK at Koloman Moser – Universalkünstler zwischen Gustav Klimt und Josef Hoffmann (Koloman Moser – Universal Artist between Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann)!
Kolo and the Koi
By the way, the great artist “tamed” the koi himself. Or rather, he dedicated one of his designs to the fish and this is preserved in the Backhauen Archive, in a similar way to other original designs by well-known artists of the Vienna Modern. The movements of the beautiful koi carp have been captured in flowing fabric and incorporated into the Backhausen Collection Japonaise as a tribute to Japanese style and culture.