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Vienna Media News 03/2015 2015 Vienna Biennale

The 2015 Vienna Biennale will be characterised by a new, interdisciplinary format and an  overarching goal to bring together artistic ambition and the creative economy. Inspired by this year’s motto of “Ideas for Change”, it aims to open up new ways of looking at the central topics of our time and, ultimately, bring about positive change in society. The focus is on Digital Modernity, the cultural and social implications of which can be compared to those of the industrial revolution. A group of four international curators have developed projects for 2015: Pedro Gadanho (Contemporary Architecture Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York), Peter Weibel (Director, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe; Professor, University of Applied Arts Vienna), Maria Lind (Director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm) and Harald Gründl (Co-Partner, EOOS, Institute Director IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna).

The exhibitions and projects at the 2015 Vienna Biennale will be hosted at different venues throughout the capital including the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Wien, the University of Applied Arts Vienna’s Applied Innovation Laboratory, the Architekturzentrum Wien and various public spaces. The exhibitions and projects will raise  key questions for the future, such as the role of art, design and architecture as motors of change in society, the development of urban fabrics, sociological issues such as ageing populations and new ways of presenting art in the public domain.

The 2015 Vienna Biennale is an initiative by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. The project is organised by the MAK in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Architekturzentrum Wien and departure – the City of Vienna’s creative agency, and supported by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) as a non-university research partner.

Vienna Biennale 2015: Ideas for Change

Jun 11-Oct 4, 2015


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