Mission Statement

Director Bettina Leidl
KUNST HAUS WIEN was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and today houses the museum of this visionary artist; its temporary exhibitions are dedicated to photography of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Museum Hundertwasser presents its visitors the largest collection worldwide of the exceptional Austrian artist and looks into his work in the context of art and art history.

Based on Hundertwasser’s forward-looking ideas regarding ecology and society KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna’s first “green museum”, provides a new space for artists and creative minds who deal with topics such as sustainability, climate change, recycling, urbanistics, or cross-generational responsibility in a critical and visionary way from a contemporary point of view.

In the field of photography KUNST HAUS WIEN shows comprehensive exhibitions on renowned artists who have occupied an important place in the history of photography as well as topical international works, thus offering Austria’s photography scene a central platform for dealing with this medium.