Technisches Museum, Vienna: AT YOUR SERVICE – ART AND LABOUR


An exhibition of Technisches Museum Wien and ERSTE Foundation
23 March 2012 – 3 March 2013
Opening: 22 March 2012, 6.30 pm
Location: Technisches Museum Wien, Mariahilfer Straße 212, 1140 Wien

Technisches Museum Wien and ERSTE Foundation are exploring new ground, engaging technology and art in dialogue. For the exhibition entitled AT YOUR SERVICE – ART AND LABOUR, artists Pavel Braila, Anna Jermolaewa, Daniel Knorr and Ulrike Lienbacher have been invited to produce new art works on the theme of labour, presenting new and unexpected perspectives on the development of steel production, energy extraction, the railways and everyday life. Videos by Harun Farocki, Adrian Paci and Anne Tallentire complement the spectrum. Visitors will have the opportunity to pursue those perspectives in a communication game and discuss the issues raised by the artists and the exhibition with other visitors: How is labour changing? How do work and unemployment affect the way we perceive ourselves?

Together with the AT WORK exhibition, AT YOUR SERVICE – ART AND LABOUR represents this year’s focus by the Technisches Museum Wien on the complex issue of work and labour. For ERSTE Foundation, this is the second art project after “Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe” (2010, MUMOK), which was realised with a major Viennese cultural institution.

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