The focus of the Haus Wittgenstein exhibition was the 90-year history of the Wittgenstein house of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) in Vienna. A project begun in 1926 and completed in 1928, the house has an intense history in which several areas of knowledge converge. This confluence occurs not only because Wittgenstein was its architect, but also because the history of the project, of its construction and inhabitation, reflects a series of conflicts that constitute a comprehensive example of a creative process that is at once both artistic and architectural.
This exhibition presented a selection of works from several institutions and artists, including a group of original artworks from several artists, that explore the house and the philosopher’s ideas. The result was a dialogue between art, architecture and philosophy.
Vitto Acconci, Ana de Almeida, Leonor Antunes, Art & Language, John Baldessari, Vasco Barata, Robert Barry, Mel Bochner, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Ricardo Carvalho, Nuno Cera, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Luísa Cunha, João Paulo Feliciano, ngela Ferreira, Horácio Frutuoso, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, Sabine Hornig, Derek Jarman, Joseph Kosuth, João Louro, Luis Lázaro Matos and José Luís Quitério, Paulo Mendes e Pedro Machado Costa, Bruce Nauman, Olaf Nicolai, Gonçalo Pena, Julião Sarmento, Lawrence Weiner
Production support to Ana de Almeida installation: Centro de Conservação e Restauro da Escola das Artes / Universidade Católica