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© buero bauer
20.06. –
17:30 –

MAK / Vienna Biennale Nites


Robots. Work. Our Future

The vision of a digital humanism will be brought close to reality by the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017. Under the motto Robots. Work. Our Future, creative spaces will open up for contemplating meaningful living and working and the sustainable use of robotics and artificial intelligence in the digital age. Contributions from the fields of art, design, and architecture will sketch out the joint potential of robots and human work as an opportunity to bring about humanely motivated positive change.

The VIENNA BIENNALE is thus not only aimed at people interested in art, design, and architecture, but a wider audience, with the goal of raising awareness about the possibilities of fine art and the applied arts for the challenges of our time.

Opening speeches on the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future
6 p.m., MAK
Detailed timetable tba 
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MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna

University of Applied Arts Vienna – Angewandte Innovation Lab
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna

Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz
Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna

A public workspace by the Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Nordbahn-Halle (next to the water tower), corner of Leystrasse/Taborstrasse, Nordbahnhof Vienna, 1020 Vienna



MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Kunsthalle Wien
Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Vienna Business Agency

Research Partner
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Digital Content Partner 




Project Sponsors



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Vincent Fournier, Reem B #7 [Pal], Barcelona, Spain, 2010, Photographic ink jet print, 100 x 130 cm © Vincent Fournier, 2016
21.06. –

MAK / Exhibitions

Hello, Robot

Design between Human and Machine

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine will take a look at how robotics is entering our everyday lives and show the decisive role played by design.

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Aleksandra Domanovic, Things to Come, 2014 © Aleksandra Domanovic, Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin
21.06. –

MAK / Exhibitions


Singularity & Humanness—A Speculation

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," stated British science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.

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Stefan Bogner and Philipp Schmitt, Human Element Inc., 2016 © Stefan Bogner and Philipp Schmitt
21.06. –

AIL / Exhibitions

How Will We Work?

Our working environment is changing. Innovations in technology, such as rapidly advancing digitalization and the tremendous developments in robotics and artificial intelligence are exerting enormous influence over our everyday working lives. 

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Danilo Correale, No More Sleep No More, 2014/16; video, audio, 240 min. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples/Milan
21.06. –

Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz / Exhibitions

Work it, feel it!

At its Karlsplatz location, the Kunsthalle Wien's exhibition Work it, feel it! is dedicated to the work of the future and the future of work.

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Care Walk Nordbahnhof with Elke Krasny. Within the framework of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017, the Architekturzentrum Wien is creating a public workspace at the Nordbahnhof. Photo: Elke Krasny
21.06. –

Nordbahn-Halle / Exhibitions

Care + Repair

A public workspace by the Architekturzentrum Wien

How can we repair the future? And how can architecture and urbanism contribute to this? For the exemplary trial run of a Care + Repair urbanism, the Architekturzentrum Wien is initiating a public workspace

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© Copyright Filmladen/DOCS
21.06. –

MAK / Exhibitions


New Work. New Design.

In the framework of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017, the exhibition City Factory: New Work. New Design will develop three socially relevant topics about the work of the future.

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21.06. –

MAK / Exhibitions

What Do We Want? Dimensions of a New Digital Humanism

The Vienna Biennale Circle’s Exhibition Manifesto

The Vienna Biennale Circle, a flexible platform of Vienna-based personalities from different fields, is working on developing the cornerstones of a new humanism in Digital Modernity.

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Birgit Jürgenssen, ich weiß nicht [i don’t know], 2001 © Wolfgang Woessner/MAK
21.06. –

MAK / Exhibitions

ich weiß nicht

Growing Relations between Things

In a world increasingly shaped by digital technologies and interfaces, interaction between humans and things has become a focal point of interest.

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mischer’traxler studio, LeveL – the fragile balance of utopia, 2016 © mischer’traxler studio/Photo: Simon Scherrer
21.06. –

MAK / Exhibitions

LeveL—the fragile balance of utopia

In their installation LeveL—the fragile balance of utopia, designers mischer’traxler studio (Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler) analyze the bipolarity of utopia as a complex construct of individual and social ideals.

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Stephanie Kneissl & Maximilian Lackner, Stop The Algorithm, 2017 © ID2 Angewandte
21.06. –

MAK / Exhibitions


From drones to humanoid robots, from social media sites to search engines, we now live amongst increasingly sophisticated sense organs.

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