The Hundertwasser Art Centre, fully aware of its role in the southern hemisphere, strives for a renewal of relationship in harmony with the creativity of nature and man.
Art must meet its purpose.
Art must show its colours.
Does art support or fight creation?
Is art for or against man?
Art must meet man's and nature's pace.
Art must respect nature and the laws of nature.
Art must respect man and man's aspiration for true and durable values.
Art must again be a bridge between the creativity of nature and the creativity of man.
Art must regain its universal function for all and not be just a fashionable business for insiders.
The Hundertwasser Art Centre is a bastion against the dictatorship of the geometric-straight line, the ruler and T-square, a bridgehead against the grid system and the chaos of the absurd.
The Hundertwasser Art Centre stands up for art and architecture in harmony with creation, which humanity has been waiting and longing for.
Art must free itself from the ties of guided intellectual tutorship.
Art should not suffer speculation and cultural industrialization.
Art should not endure dogmatic enslavement through negative theories.
According to the Hundertwasser Foundation “Europe's and the world's liberation from oppressive dictatorships has to be followed by a liberation of creation in all its aspects from a worldwide oppression by a political cultural dictatorship still in power. In quest of a new orientation in the light of the rising awareness of a changed relationship between humanity and nature, we are convinced of the mission of art at the Hundertwasser Art Centre”.
Art must have a purpose.
Art must create lasting values.
The courage to strive for beauty in harmony with nature.
The task of the Hundertwasser Art Centre is to achieve this goal.
— Hundertwasser, 1991 / The Hundertwasser Non-Profit Foundation, 2021