VIENNA BIENNALE

Kontakt: MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst | Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna

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artists & participants

apertus Noise Aquarium CollectiveRachel AraCivic ArchitectsSWAP ArchitektenUCLA Art Sci center automato.farm Martin BackesTrisha BagaAlfredo BarsugliaAram Barthollbuero bauerSonja BäumelBoris BelanMarcel BencikAnna-Sophie BergerCatalin BetzMladen BizumicJuraj BlaskoStefan BognerRonan & Erwan BouroullecTega Brain breadedEscalope James BridleGlenn BristolGiulia BrunoOron CattsDaryn ChookOcean Cleanup IncKristina CranfeldKate CrawfordMasha DabelkaJosef Dabernig De / posium – Designer PlatformVerena DenglerSimon DennyDavid DerksenPolka DesignEnergy Design CodyFront Design StudioHeather Dewey-HagborgTom DixonPatrycja DomanskaLouise DrulheZuzana DuchovaConstant Dullaart Dunne & RabyVeronika EberhartYves EbnötherSylvia Eckermann EcologicstudioDaryna EderWhite Elephant StudioOlafur EliassonChristoph Engemann EOOS Sigrid Eyb-Green falkeis2architects Janina Falknervertical farm instituteLIVIN farmsJudith FegerlWagner Felipe dos SantosNicholas FeltonThomas FeuersteinIsis FlatzParley for the OceansSarah-Linda ForrerPeter FriedlMartina FröschlAlexandra Daisy GinsbergFabien GiraudTina GorjancNina GospodarekMarti GuixeNilbar GüresElisabeth HaidStephan HandschuhJuraj HarisThomas HeatherwickLynn Hershman LeesonMoya HokeAtelier HOKOKatrin HornekJesse HowardMarlene Huissoud IDRV – Institute of Design Research ViennaGiovanni InnellaNo IsolationSam JacobJan JanosPeter JellitschRamon Jimenez CardenasSylvia JokelovaVladan JolerVladan JolerVladan JolerVladan JolerVladan JolerErwin K. BauerBarbara KapustaJames KingDiana Klepoch MajdakovaLina-Marie KoeppenTomas KralLenka KukurovaEbru KurbakSelf-Assembly LabSuzanne Lambert Lanzavecchia + WaiWolfgang LehrnerTomas LibertinyDavid LinkArmin LinkeThomas LommeeTzou Lubroth ArchitektenJonas Lund LWZ Laura Lynn JansenMarlene MaierChelsea E. ManningStudio Marco DessiMagdalena Marie FriedlRuth Mateus-BerrPatryk Mateusz SenwickiKeiichi MatsudaChristina May Yan CarliLauren McCarthyVidhi MehtaChristien MeindertsmaPeddy MerguiMia Meusburger MIT Maurizio Montalti mostlikely United MotionlabsVukheta Mukhari MvrdvNext Nature NetworkPavel NaydenovGerald NestlerVerlag Neue ArbeitBurton NittaMarcia NolteCharlotte NordmoenJulian OliverTamara OrjolaNeri OxmanTrevor PaglenJulian PalaczHektor PeljakPratchaya PhinthongJohanna PichlbauerSome Place Studiocrafting plastics studioStudio PLAYFOOL Polycular Space PopularMarlies PöschlBertjan Pot pulswerk Talia RadfordPatrick RampelottoDyllon Randall Realarchitektur Alexander RebenDelphine Reist Repairably Tabita RezaireStudio RoosegaardeJulijana RosoklijaRobert RüfValentin RuhryPia ScharlerDiana SchererKlemens SchillingerJohanna SchmeerMaros SchmidtPhilipp SchmittPhilipp Schmitt und Steffen WeissThomas SchwahaAnna SchwarzJerszy SeymourRaphael SiboniMartin sichmanTessa SilvaBengt Sjölen SPAN Sputniko Luc SteelsBasse StittgenProcess StudioAssemble StudioSilvia SukopovaPhillip Sulke SuperfluxStudio SwineLiquifer Systems GroupBarbara SzökeStudio Thomas Vailly Time´s UpHarald TrappGabriela Urrutia ReyesOlivier Van HerptSarah van SonsbeeckMartijn van Strien Vandasye Dirk Vander KooijAnna VasofAlfred VendlVictoria VesnaScience Visualization Lab AngewandteMarije VogelzangJorinde VoigtOttonie von RoederAddie Wagenknecht wechselstrom Steffen WeißMichael John WhelanUniversität WienVet-Med WienRobo WunderkindLei XueMiao Ying Zentrum für Politische SchönheitNadja ZerunianIonat Zurr 

curators

director

press release

Vienna Biennale For Change 2019
BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World
May 29–October 6, 2019

Preview: May 28, 1–6pm
Opening: May 28, 6–11pm

We are living in a new era, which is changing our lives fundamentally: will we surrender to this Digital Modernity with no ifs, ands, or buts, or will we make use of the magnificent possibilities of digital technologies to keep developing as human beings? Human superspecialization seems obsolete as intelligent machines are becoming increasingly better at it. We now have the chance to rediscover ourselves as human beings and to use our most valuable qualities to shape the future. This will not happen automatically, we will need to change our lives. Which values will we need for a (digital) future we really want? A future in which the utopia of social and economic justice and ecological sustainability can become reality?

“We dared to approach a sensitive topic with our search for new values for a digital world. The result is a Vienna Biennale For Change 2019 inspiring in manifold ways with reflexive and provoking but also feasible approaches. Within the artistic realm of the Biennale, an eco-social Digital Modernity begins to take shape,” Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK as well as 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. With nine exhibitions, one comprehensive conference, and numerous projects and events the Vienna Biennale For Change 2019: BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World will focus on brave visions on handling artificial intelligence and new technologies, on shaping innovative lifestyles, (urban) working models, and on responsible consumption.

The Vienna Biennale is organized by MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna Business Agency, Slovak Design Center as associate partner, and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as research partner.

Curators of the Vienna Biennale For Change 2019:
Erwin K. Bauer (Designer, buero bauer), Janina Falkner (New Concepts for Learning, MAK), Anne Faucheret (Curator, Kunsthalle Wien), Paul Feigelfeld (Media Theorist), mischer'traxler studio (Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Designers), Vanessa Joan Müller (Curator, Kunsthalle Wien), Nicole Stoecklmayr (Scenes of Architecture), and Marlies Wirth (Curator Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection)

Exhibitions and projects Vienna Biennale For Change 2019​
UNCANNY VALUES. Artificial Intelligence & You
An exhibition of the MAK

MAK DESIGN LAB
A project of the MAK in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

CLIMATE CHANGE! From Mass Consumption to a Sustainable Quality Society
A cooperation between the MAK and the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism

SPACE AND EXPERIENCE. Architecture for Better Living
An exhibition of the MAK in cooperation with Wienerberger

FUTURE FACTORY. Rethinking Urban Production
A project of the Vienna Business Agency in collaboration with the MAK and in cooperation with the Ottakringer Brewery

HYSTERICAL MINING
An exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien

CHANGE WAS OUR ONLY CHANCE
An exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

City of Temperaments
A project by designers Johanna Pichlbauer and Mia Meusburger in collaboration with Wien 3420 and the MAK

Human by Design. Probing Social and Methodological Innovation in Design
An exhibition of the Slovak Design Center

Changing Values
A conference of the MAK and the Slovak Design Center together with the Architekturzentrum Wien and Kunsthalle Wien in the context of the program INTERREG V-A Slovakia–Austria