masc foundation 39 dada are an artist group (Roland Schütz – Kurt Mayr – Richard Schütz – Arno Schmid †2016) which works intensively, since its opening in June 1999, on the integration of fine arts and their various expressions. Our artist run spaces were located vis a vis at grundsteingasse. We were founded as artistic counterparts in this street in Vienna Ottakring.
Since the death of Arno Schmid (39dada) in June 2016 the art project is continued by masc foundation.
For a long time, the Brunnenviertel, the area around the Viennese Brunnenmarkt in the 16th district, has been an ideal place of work and living for many artists. The artists of our association have come together here to find common possibilities of artistic expression and presentation. The advantages of the area are innumerable: the cosmopolitan social climate, the successful, multicultural mutual stimulation of the most varied cultures represent an ideal nurturing ground for the art, which always also intends to explore the human being in its expressions, desires, hopes and capabilities. Many members have lived and worked in this area for a long time. A dense network of social contacts and mutual support has been created in this way, which we now want to unite and consolidate through a basic central structure, the MASC FOUNDATION – 39 DADA, in order also to increase the efficacy of our art work. Artisans, cinema owners, pub owners, people of all nationalities have among others supported our artistic activities up to now and will continue to do so in the future.
See also Kunsttankstelle Ottakring, by Roland and Richard Schütz.