Potential, positivity + grounds for change: a guide to Vienna Biennale 2017

, 20 June 2017

The 2017 Vienna Biennale is taking place at venues across the city opening June 21 and running to October 1.

Curated by Amelie Klein of Vitra Design Museum and Marlies Wirth of MAK, this year’s theme Robots. Work. Our Future brings together architecture, art and design to explore an “environmentally and socially sustainable concept of the digital age that is also committed to a new humanism.” The ambitious four month event, which you can download an app for here, sounds optimistic in its approach to technology, with a strong focus on potential and creating open spaces for “contemplating meaningful living” to bring about positive change. The program is also keen on bringing the fields of art into a wider audience for more interdisciplinary conversation. 

Our recommended events include:

– How Will We Work? group exhibition with Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, automato.farm + others at AIL– Jun 21 to Sep 27 
Work it, feel it! group exhibition with Apparatus 22, Hannah Black, Shawn Maximo and Sidsel Meineche Hansen + others at Kunsthalle Wien – Jun 21 – Sep 10
– Artificial Tears group exhibition with Sean Raspet, Cécile B. Evans, Kiki Smith, Jeremy Shaw + others at MAK – June 21 – Oct 1
ich weiß nicht [I don’t know]—Growing Relations between Things group exhibition with Lisa Holzer, Birgit Jürgenssen, Anita Leisz + others at MAK – June 21 – Oct 1
Longing for Labor, a panel discussion by MAK FUTURE LAB with Lisa Holzer, Ágnes Heller + others at MAK – Jul 4
The Care + Repair symposium as well as public talk with the curators and local contributors inCare + Repair – What next?  at Az W Nordbahn-Halle – Jun 3

Visit the Vienna Biennale for details.**