The first Biennale for art, design, and architecture
21.6. — 1.10.2017


The Vienna Biennale is the first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture, with the aim of generating creative ideas and artistic projects to help improve the world. more


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MAK / Collateral Events

Artificial Labor

e-flux

Artificial Labor is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and MAK Wien within the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017 and its theme, “Robots. Work. Our Future."

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Alpbach / Collateral Events, Talks

Satellite of the exhibition City Factory: New Work. New Design. .

in the framework of the Alpbach Technology Symposium

In the framework of the Alpbach Technology Symposium, the MAK and the Vienna Business Agency are showing a satellite of the exhibition City Factory: New Work. New Design.

CityFactory: New Work. New Design.
An exhibition of the MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts /Contemporary Art and the Vienna Business Agency with its creative center departure
Curators: Martina Fineder, Harald Gruendl, Ulrike Haele (IDRV - Institute of Design Research Vienna)

In the framework of the Alpbach Technology Symposium, the MAK and the Vienna Business Agency are showing a satellite of the exhibition City Factory: New Work. New Design., which is on view in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future. In front of a background of the increasing digitalization of our work environment and the rapid development of new technologies, the exhibition thematizes new (collaborative) forms of work and design strategies. Seven projects serve as examples on the basis of which three socially relevant future fields of work are deliberated: New creative work and interdisciplinary co-creativity, new social work including working for the common good (commoning), and new sustainable work in the sense of circular economy and innovative usage of urban resources.

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MAK / Tours

Combined tour: ARTIFICIAL TEARS and Work it, feel it

Selected works from two exhibitions are the basis of this guided tour, where visitors will discover the challenge of “humanness” in times of artificial intelligence and learn how contemporary artists see notions of work now and in the future.

The starting point of the combined tour is a walkthrough of the exhibition ARTIFICIAL TEARS. Singularity & Humanness—A Speculation at the MAK. Quoting from a chapter of human history yet to be written, the exhibition is a plea for humanity, for the resilience and variability of the human condition, and the significance of remembering and forgetting.
Our guide will bring you to the second exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz. The exhibition Work it, feel it! revolves around notions of work and body— now and in the future. Learn how contemporary artists take a critical approach towards this topic. One that is informed by a profound examination of historical and current disciplinary mechanisms shaping society.

Cost: MAK Admission ticket + € 3,50

Admission ticket Kunsthalle Wien: € 3, tour free of charge

Meeting point: MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna 

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MAK / Tours

Curator’s Tour: Hello, Robot.

Curator Marlies Wirth in conversation with Paul Feigelfeld

Hello, Robot. tells the story of a convergence of humans and machines. More than 200 exhibits from the fields of art, design, architecture, film, literature, fashion, and popular culture examine the inexorable hype around intelligent machines and the crucial role played by design.

Robotics—driven by Digital Modernity—has already fundamentally altered our working and daily lives. Hello, Robot. tells the story of a convergence of human and machine. More than 200 exhibition objects from the realms of art, design, and architecture, as well as examples from technology, film, literature, fashion, science, and pop culture examine the inexorable hype around intelligent machines and the crucial role played by design. This first comprehensive exhibition on the opportunities and challenges of robotics invites visitors to reconsider their own attitude towards these new technologies.

Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
Fee: MAK admission ticket + € 3.50

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Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz / Performances, Talks

Ergonomic Futures

Ergonomic Futures is a multi-part project that asks questions about contemporary "fitness" through the lens of speculative evolution. What are future scenarios for imagining new types of human bodies, and how might this thought experiment reframe conversations about body normativity in the present day?

Ergonomic Futures is a multi-part project that asks questions about contemporary "fitness" through the lens of speculative evolution. What are future scenarios for imagining new types of human bodies, and how might this thought experiment reframe conversations about body normativity in the present day?

The lecture-performance comes out of Tyler Coburn's interviews with paleoanthropologists, ergonomists, evolutionary biologists, and genetic engineers. The event is held in English.

The event is held in English.

 

Attendance fee: € 2
The Event is held in English.

In context of the exhibition Work it, feel it!

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MAK / Talks, MAK FUTURE LAB

Co. Operation. Neu Marx

A joint presentation of the MAK FUTURE LAB and the Wien Holding

Gemeinschaftliches Bauen und Wohnen ist in Wien längst zur Normalität geworden. 

Admission free

Collaborative building and living has long been a regular aspect of Viennese life. In numerous urban developments, people’s individual needs and desires as regards their living space can be realized within the framework of cooperative building projects. On the site of the former slaughterhouse in the 3rd district, now metamorphosed into the future-oriented location Neu Marx, this approach is being widened to include creating workspaces within building cooperatives.

A fishbowl discussion attended by experts will explore the topic of commercial building cooperatives in Neu Marx. It will investigate the question of how we will structure our work environments together in future.

Introduction:
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and head of the VIENNA BIENNALE
Sigrid Oblak, Director, Wien Holding

Keynote presentations and discussion:
Britta Jürgens, frizz23 – Gewerbebaugruppe Berlin
Robert Temel, independent architecture and urban researcher in Vienna, building cooperative expert
Raimund Gutmann, wohnbund:consult

Moderator:
Harald Gruendl, IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna and curator of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017

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The MAK FUTURE LAB is a creative laboratory founded by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. Through workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and other formats the MAK FUTURE LAB generates interdisciplinary contributions to a humane shaping and utilization of Digital Modernity. It positions design, architecture, and fine art as driving forces of socially, ecologically, culturally, and economically sustainable market economy models. Through diverse cooperations, it networks these creative sectors with the fields of science, research, business, and politics. The MAK FUTURE LAB aspires to develop both holistic orientation models and strategies for the commons inspired by such models, as well as concrete, innovative business ideas for the future.

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In the city / Exhibitions, Demonstrators

Demonstrators in the city

StadtFabrik: New Work. New Design.

The StadtFabrik [City factory] will explore new cultures of production and work in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future. Six demonstrators within the city and in the sweeping exhibition at the MAK make visions of new fields of work in the digital future tangible from a design perspective.

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SAT
19.08.
14:30 –
16:00

MAK / Tours

Overview Tour VIENNA BIENNALE (English)

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of...

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of Things, unlimited digital communication, “transparent” human beings, new individuality: turbo-digitalization is turning our (working) lives upside-down at break-neck speed. But who will look after the interests of human beings in this digital revolution driven by technological and economic forces? This tour provides an overview of the challenges of digitalization.


Cost: MAK Admission Ticket + € 5

More information at mak.at

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SUN
20.08.
10:30 –
12:00

MAK / Tours

Overview Tour VIENNA BIENNALE (German)

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of...

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of Things, unlimited digital communication, "transparent" human beings, new individuality: turbo-digitalization is turning our (working) lives upside-down at break-neck speed. But who will look after the interests of human beings in this digital revolution driven by technological and economic forces? This tour provides an overview of the challenges of digitalization.

Cost: MAK Admission Ticket + € 5

More information at mak.at

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SUN
20.08.
15:00 –
16:00

MAK / Tours

Tour

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine

In part silently and invisibly, robotics has already changed broad areas of...

The intrusion of intelligent, autonomous machines into our everyday lives has long been more than just a utopian fantasy. In part silently and invisibly, robotics has already fundamentally changed broad areas of our living and working environments, whereby the relationship of human beings to this new technology is often ambivalent. In this tour, we make contact with an increasingly ubiquitous species: the robot.

Cost: MAK Admission Ticket + € 3.50 

More information at mak.at

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TUE
22.08.
18:00 –
19:00

MAK / Tours

Overview Tour VIENNA BIENNALE (German)

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of...

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of Things, unlimited digital communication, "transparent" human beings, new individuality: turbo-digitalization is turning our (working) lives upside-down at break-neck speed. But who will look after the interests of human beings in this digital revolution driven by technological and economic forces? This tour provides an overview of the challenges of digitalization.

Cost: Free admission + € 3,50 Attendance fee

More information at mak.at

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