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museum in progress

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museum in progress is a private art association based in Vienna. The association was created in 1990 by Kathrin Messner and Josef Ortner († 2009) with the aim to develop new presentation forms for contemporary art. The projects are implemented in each case on the basis of co-operation between economy, art and media.

The exhibition activity of museum in progress concentrates on media and public spaces. For example newspapers, magazines, billboards, building fronts, television and concert halls are used. The works of art exhibited by museum in progress are specifically created for the medium, dependent on the context and temporary. This working technique enables museum in progress to overcome the distance between everyday life and places of art as well as to reach a far larger public than traditional museums.