Photo of five sitting women with headscarves.
© Marwa Arsanios & mor charpentier gallery, Paris

On striving for happiness and a good life

Our world is changing, and with it our values. The exhibition "... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace" at the Kunsthalle Wien deals with the structures of capitalism and the connections between politics, consumption, fashion and power. However, the show intends neither to exasperate nor to spread pessimistic criticism about all the evils of the world. Rather, the exhibiting artists attempt to highlight alternatives to the current situation with their works – including an ecologically sustainable global economy in which not profit but human needs are the deciding factor.

Over 30 works

On view are more than 30 ambitious works by renowned artists including Zach Blas, Selma Selman, Andreas Siekmann, Daniel Spoerri, and Marlene Streeruwitz. Also represented is the German-Japanese artist Hito Steyerl, who illustrates the political and cultural changes in Europe 30 years after the fall of the Berlin with the example of the luxury brand Balenciaga in her work "Mission Accomplished: Belanciege". The self-administration of Kurdish women in resistance is the theme of the film "Who is afraid of ideology?" by the American Marwa Arsanios. Another highlight of the exhibition is the work "Triple chaser" by the research group Forensic Architecture, which has taken it upon itself to reconstruct scenes of war and torture.

On the pulse of time

The new management trio of the Kunsthalle Wien – Ivet Curlin, Sabina Sabolovic and Natasa Ilic – are on the pulse of time with their first exhibition. The title of their show is based on the book published in 2003 of the Lebanese artist Bilal Khbeiz "Globalization and the Manufacture of Transient Events". In it, Khbeiz connected the idea of a good life with bread, wine, cars, security and peace, which still remains out of reach for many people in the world today. Now, almost two decades later, climate change is pushing these values even further into the distance ...

... of bread, wine, cars, security and peace

March 8 - May 5, 2020

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 11:00 - 19:00
    • We, 11:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 11:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 11:00 - 19:00
    • Sa, 11:00 - 19:00
    • Su, 11:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps ( Door  200  cm  wide )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 6 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 155 cm wide and 138 cm low , Door 110 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      A wheelchair will be provided on demand during the visit.

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

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Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz/Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 11:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 11:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   236  cm  wide )
        Ramp: 6 % incline
      • Ramp 750  cm  long ,   320  cm  wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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