The Mushroom Book

Sunday, 28. October 2018, 10:00

Wiener Konzerthaus, Beethoven-Denkmal
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Wien

The Mushroom Book Credit: John Cage: Mushroom Book (gemeinsam mit Lois Long und Alexander H. Smith, 1972, 59 cm x 38,7 cm x 2,5 cm). Ausschnitt aus der Lithographie von Lois Long in Tafel X. © John Cage Trust, ED 63/75

John Cage, who composed a number of the works being performed at Wien Modern 2018, had a very special relationship witih mushrooms. In 1959, the mushroom expert won 5 million lire in an Italian television quiz, he wrote a number of mushroom recipes and a beautiful book of mushrooms illustrated with drawings. This »Mushroom Book« forms the starting point for an installation in the Wiener Konzerthaus by Vienna-based artist, Claudia Märzendorfer.


Claudia Märzendorfer

The Mushroom Book UA



Produktion Wien Modern


Sunday, 28. October 2018

The Mushroom Book

The performance has already taken place.


Wien Modern
Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 24200