Exhibition

The Value of Freedom

19 Sep 2018 – 10 Feb 2019

Event times

Wednesday to Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Long Evenings: Wednesday and Friday 11 am to 9 pm
(also valid on public holidays)

Cost of entry

Regular € 8 / Reduced € 6

Belvedere 21

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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The concept of freedom is constantly changing. This exhibition charts its psychological, cultural, religious, political and legal evolution against the backdrop of historical developments, to arrive at a contemporary understanding of what freedom means.

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With its overlapping themes and cross-references, the exhibition weaves a tapestry of interdependencies and reciprocal influences between the individual and society, democracy and the economy, work and leisure, body and mind, nature and culture. Freedom is always relative to other factors and so has to be constantly renegotiated. For instance, one part of the exhibition looks at different forms of state governance that shape the community, while another area addresses the control of information as a crucial instrument of power. Some of the works highlight the fragility of freedom, while others explore identity-defining processes such as work. The public space is also the subject of some of the works. All in all, what emerges clearly is that the autonomy of the individual invariably goes hand in hand with social responsibility.
 
With works by Zbynĕk Baladrán, Dara Birnbaum, The Centre for Postnormal Policy & Future Studies, Jordi Colomer, Carola Dertnig, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Harun Farocki, Karin Ferrari, Forensic Oceanography, John Gerrard, Johannes Gierlinger, Lola Gonzàlez, Johan Grimonprez, Igor Grubić, Eva Grubinger, Marlene Haring, Hiwa K, Leon Kahane, Šejla Kamerić, Alexander Kluge, Nina Könnemann, Laibach, Lars Laumann, Luiza Margan, Teresa Margolles, Isabella Celeste Maund, Anna Meyer, Aernout Mik, Matthias Noggler, Josip Novosel, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ivan Pardo, Oliver Ressler, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Christoph Schlingensief, Andreas Siekmann, Eva Stefani, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, Philipp Timischl, Milica Tomić, Betty Tompkins, Amalia Ulman, Kostis Velonis, Kara Walker, Stephen Willats, Anna Witt, Hannes Zebedin, Zentrum für politische Schönheit, Tobias Zielony and Artur Żmijeweski.
 
Curated by Severin Dünser.
 
 

Curators

Severin Dünser

Exhibiting artists

Ivan Pardo

Pilvi Takala

Andreas Siekmann

Christodoulos Panayiotou

Ashley Hans Scheirl

Lili Reynaud-Dewar

Lola Gonzàlez

Igor Grubić

Leon Kahane

Stephen Willats

Eva Stefani

Forensic Oceanography

Superflex

Simon Dybbroe Møller

Zentrum für politische Schönheit

Harun Farocki

Aernout Mik

Tobias Zielony

Kostis Velonis

Christoph Schlingensief

Eva Grubinger

Julian Oliver

John Gerrard

Jordi Colomer

Teresa Margolles

Anna Meyer

Šejla Kamerić

Zbynek Baladran

Lars Laumann

Josip Novosel

Milica Tomić

Philipp Timischl

Carola Dertnig

Amalia Ulman

Dara Birnbaum

Karin Ferrari

Betty Tompkins

Johan Grimonprez

Anna Witt

Oliver Ressler

Hiwa K

Trevor Paglen

Luiza Margan

Isabella Celeste Maund

Matthias Noggler

Marlene Haring

Laibach

Nina Könnemann

Hannes Zebedin

Johannes Gierlinger

Alexander Kluge

Kara Walker

Artur Żmijeweski

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