museum in progress

Stubenbrücke, 1010 Vienna
02-04.06. 14:00-18:00
raising flags
Thomas Bayrle, Cao Shu, Pablo Chiereghin, Minerva Cuevas, Christian Eisenberger, Mounir Fatmi, John Gerrard, Shilpa Gupta, Wade Guyton, Peter Jellitsch, Maureen Kaegi, Gerhard Kaiser, Samson Kambalu, Peter Kogler, Agnieszka Kurant, Maurizio Nannucci, Sarah Ortmeyer, Saskia Pintelon, Laure Prouvost, Haleh Redjaian, Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Christian Robert-Tissot, Hans Schabus, Eva Schlegel, Kathrin Stumreich and Sun Xun

For raising flags, 26 international artists designed flags that are being presented from 1 May for about six months in a culmination area near the Wien River, on the Stubenbrücke, at numerous locations in Vienna, in virtual exhibition spaces online ( and in media spaces of newspapers and magazines. raising flags is a Vienna project by museum in progress that remeasures urban space and cannot be overlooked by its striking presence. The first project phase of raising flags is titled "Nation flags of Ideas" and deals with questions of social coexistence in challenging times. museum in progress has reclaimed a place for art, the Stubenbrücke, which for many years was characterised by the lemur heads of Franz West. Along the Vienna River to Oskar Kokoschka-Platz, the public space will be made visible as an art zone in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts.

Friday, 02.06. 14:00
Curators’ Tour: raising flags

The curators of the raising flags project, Alois Herrmann and Kaspar Mühlemann Hartl, will guide you through the flag exhibition in public space. The tour starts and ends at the Stubenbrücke. In a short walk, all flags of the project will be viewed together. The number of participants is limited, so please register early at:

museum in progress is a non-profit art initiative founded in Vienna in 1990. The exhibition activity of museum in progress concentrates on contemporary art in media, public and virtual spaces. For example newspapers, magazines, billboards, building fronts, television, concert halls and the Internet are used. In this way museum in progress reaches a far larger public than traditional museums. As an immaterial museum that is still "in progress", its context-dependent and temporary art projects aim at the interface between art and life. The concept of the Viennese initiative therefore has an inherent social dimension, with a particular commitment to the diversity and freedom of contemporary art production, while at the same time fostering public social discourse.