How To Live Together

25/5 2017 — 15/10 2017

How To Live Together explores the conditions and prospects of living together in terms of individual and social dimensions. Key factors of this survey exhibition not only include dynamics and shifts at the political and economic level, but also changing social relations. The works of more than thirty international artists from different generations are based on personal experience and, at the same time, point to changing relations between the private and the political, between stagnant and accelerating contemporary circumstances, reality and utopian ideals. The diverse models of living together presented, reveal how society is more than just the sum of its individuals.

From August Sander’s portraits of society to Tina Barney’s depictions of social elites to Cana Bilir-Meier’s cinematic exploration of the forgotten stories of migrant workers, How To Live Together shows that the stranger, the other, is something people are made into. Universal human feelings including love, fear, faith, and longing for peace, are addressed by Goshka Macuga’s android, which launches an appeal to humanity while simultaneously calling for traditional role models to be overcome. Inspired by the debate on Brexit, Wolfgang Tillmans’ campaign marks a counter-movement: involvement in civil society – based on solidarity and on what interconnects us – gains heightened importance.

Artists: Bas Jan Ader, Kader Attia, Sven Augustijnen, Tina Barney, Cana Bilir-Meier, Ayzit Bostan, Mohamed Bourouissa, Kasper De Vos, Ieva Epnere, Aslan Gaisumov, Gelitin, Liam Gillick, Paul Graham, Johan Grimonprez, Binelde Hyrcan, Leon Kahane, Herlinde Koelbl, Armin Linke, Goshka Macuga, Taus Makhacheva, Pedro Moraes, Sarah Morris, Adam Pendleton, Yvonne Rainer, Jeroen de Rijke / Willem de Rooij, Willem de Rooij, August Sander, Ritu Sarin / Tenzing Sonam, Augustas Serapinas, Jeremy Shaw, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel

Exhibition architecture: Studio Miessen

Curator: Nicolaus Schafhausen
Curatorial assistant: Juliane Bischoff

Community College – Public Program

The Community College offers an expansive program and serves as a meeting point. Questions raised within the exhibition How To Live Together are put under discussion, brought forward in collective study sessions and tested out practically in workshops. The program aims to critically explore structures of learning and education, as well as the role that feelings play for groups, political movements and familial models of living together.

The idea and the program of Community College were developed within the framework of Denkfabrik – a young circle of friends of Kunsthalle Wien – and continue to evolve as an open and ongoing process. Join us!

Community College Card

The Community College Card is valid until 15 October 2017 and allows you to attend all Community College events and to visit the exhibition How To Live Together throughout the whole duration. Available at the Kunsthalle Wien Shop. (EUR 16 / EUR 8 reduced)

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