BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World
29.5. – 6.10.2019


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Opening VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019

BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World

Brave visions on handling artificial intelligence and new technologies, on shaping innovative (urban) ways of work, on new ways of living...

On the basis of which values can the utopia of an economically and socially just and fair as well as ecologically sustainable future become reality? “With the possibilities of art, design, and architecture, the VIENNA BIENNALE will contribute to shaping a future based on values,” Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and initiator and head of the VIENNA BIENNALE, states. Artists, designers, and architects from all continents will take a stance towards the future we really want. The VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE: BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World will focus on brave visions on handling artificial intelligence and new technologies, on shaping innovative (urban) ways of work, on new ways of living (together), and on responsible consumption.
 
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OPENING SPEECHES VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
6 p.m., MAK Columned Main Hall
 
Speakers
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK, and Head of the VIENNA BIENNALE
Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vanessa Joan Müller, Head of Dramaturgy, Kunsthalle Wien
Angelika Fitz, Director, Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Gerhard Hirczi, General Manager, Vienna Business Agency
Mária Rišková, Director, Slovak Design Center Bratislava
 
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Timetable Public Opening Night
 
5.30 p.m., Doors open at the MAK
 
6 p.m., VIENNA BIENNALE opening speeches at the MAK
Exhibitions open until 10 p.m.
 
6.30 p.m., Opening speech of the exhibition CLIMATE CHANGE!
Elisabeth Köstinger, Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism
MAK DESIGN LAB
 
6.45 p.m., Opening speech of the reinstallation of the MAK DESIGN LAB
MAK DESIGN LAB
 
7.30 p.m., Opening speeches at the AIL – Angewandte Innovation Lab
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna
Exhibition open until 10 p.m.
 
8.30 p.m., Opening speeches at the Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Exhibitions at the Museumsquartier and Karlsplatz open until 10 p.m.
 
OPENING PARTY at the MAK until 11 p.m.
DJ lineup with Tonica Hunter and DJ FOR BOOKING CALL
 
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Partners
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Kunsthalle Wien
Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Vienna Business Agency
 
Associate Partner
Slovak Design Center
 
Research Partner
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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MAK / Exhibitions

UNCANNY VALUES: Artificial Intelligence & You

In the exhibition UNCANNY VALUES: Artificial Intelligence & You, the MAK is exploring one of the most important subjects of the coming decades, one that has significant consequences for all areas of our lives: artificial intelligence (AI).

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MAK / Exhibitions

MAK DESIGN LAB

Reinstallation in context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019

The reinstallation of the MAK DESIGN LAB positions design as a motor of sustainable change.

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AIL / Exhibitions

Change Was Our Only Chance

The titular installation Change Was Our Only Chance by artist collective Time’s Up creates a world in the year 2047.

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Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier / Exhibitions

HYSTERICAL MINING

In any society, one fundamental way in which gender is expressed is through technology.

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Calendar

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FRI
31.05.
12:00

MAK / Tours

MAK DESIGN LAB

Curator-Guided Tour

with Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, mischer′traxler studio

Curator-Guided Tour with Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, mischer′traxler studio
In the context of the redesign of the MAK DESIGN LAB

The reinstallation of the MAK DESIGN LAB positions design as a motor of sustainable change. Objects from the MAK Collection are placed into a new context and are positioned at the interface between everyday life, society, digitalization, and climate change based on multi-faceted perspectives.

The designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler founded their design studio in Vienna in 2009. Using the conflict between craftwork and technology, mischer′traxler studio designs objects, production processes, interactive installations, and more. The design duo always embeds their experimental and conceptual approaches in the given context. Works and projects by the design studio, which has received numerous national and international awards, are regularly shown in international exhibitions and can be found in permanent museum collections, such as at the MAK, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and the Art Institute Chicago.

Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
Cost: € 3.50 (plus admission to the MAK)
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SAT
01.06.
14:00 –
16:00

MAK / Kids and Teens, Workshops

Robo Wunderkind

MAK Design Kids / Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds

Build cool robots while learning basic programming skills.

Build cool robots while learning basic programming skills: combine and experiment with the building blocks of the award-winning Robo Wunderkind to create your very own, very real, and fully functional robot!

Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds (unaccompanied)
in context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019

Please register
Limited number of participants
Participation fee: € 8 (with free admission)

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SAT
01.06.
15:00

MAK / Tours

Insights: VIENNA BIENNALE

Guided Tour (in English)

through the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019 exhibitions at the MAK

Guided Tour (in English) through the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019 exhibitions at the MAK

Fee for guided tour: € 3,50 (excl. Admission)
Duration: 1 hour
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall

No registration necessary.
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SAT
01.06.
14:30

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier / Collateral Projects, Tours

Pattern Recognition

Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts Gallery and Project Space

Guided tour of the exhibition Hysterical Mining at Kunsthalle Wien MQ...

A cooperation between the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, and the Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts in the framework of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2019.

Guided tour of the exhibition Hysterical Mining at Kunsthalle Wien MQ followed by an excursion to the opening of Pattern Recognition at the Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts.

2.30 p.m.: Guided tour Hysterical Mining, Kunsthalle Wien
4.30 p.m.: Bus departure from Museumsquartier, Vienna
7.00 p.m.: Exhibition opening Pattern Recognition, Kunstfabrik Groß-Siegharts
ca. 9:30 p.m.: return to Museumsquartier
Registration required (limited seats)
Contact: rsvp@kunsthallewien.at

 

About the exhibition Pattern Recognition

Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts Gallery and Project Space
Opening: Saturday, 1 June 2019, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: 2 June - 14 July 2019

How is the current debate about gender equality reflected in the choice of artistic techniques, materials, and production methods? The exhibition takes a closer look at patterns as a characteristic of textiles. Beyond their role in the design process, they are also analysed and explored in their psychological aspects, as a behaviour pattern, and in their function as an information carrier. 

The pattern itself becomes a material, a signifier that speaks of the situation of female and male artists today. In their recent works exhibited at the Kunstfabrik gallery the artists address challenges related to gender equality, which they are confronted with on both a social and personal level.
 
Over the course of a semester, students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (TransArts – Transdisciplinary Art Department) also explored historical and contemporary forms of textile art production. Technology and industry, architecture and language clearly reveal their inherent references to textiles. The exhibition will showcase the students’ new ideas and artistic approaches in this context.
 
The objective is to generate a reflective impression that also points to future scenarios. With its ambivalent connections to industrial, technological, intimate, traditional, and physical realms, textile craftsmanship offers an ideal context for such a discourse. This is also conveyed through the site of the exhibition: the Kunstfabrik – a former ribbon weaving factory, which is now complemented with a historical textile museum – is a fitting platform for investigations into artistic production processes in terms of gender-specific affinities in the application of technologies.
 
Participating artists: Elena Apollonio, Oscar Cueto, Judith Fegerl, Lisa Großkopf, Kurt Hofstetter, Kaja Joo, Jakob Kirchweger, Luzie Kork, Marlene Lahmer, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Julian Palacz, Laura Schlagintweit, Veronika Schubert, Kathrin Stumreich, Kai Trausenegger

Concept and curation: Judith Fegerl
www.transarts.at
www.galerien-thayaland.at/kunstfabrik

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