“The aim and mission of the Museum of the Future is the deployment or re-deployment of public space or moments of public space in the public institution. … The Museum of the Future will be a place to encounter art, philosophy and poetry. There will be no space for the ‘exclusive’, the consumable, for glamour, fashion, for what favors pleasing and consensual ‘cultural’ activities.” Thomas Hirschhorn, Das Museum der Zukunft, Ein Manifest von Thomas Hirschhorn, in Kunstforum International
The project emphasises the importance of public space. Especially in the current pandemic, where art is looking for new forms of presentation, above all, in virtual spaces, the poster series by graduates of Brigitte Kowanz’s class at Kunsthalle Wien stands out. Here in urban space, art provides an alternative point of view and aesthetic commentary on our present time. The new works were created in the lockdown of the COVID-19 crisis and reveal the dichotomy of the public and private in multiple ways.
Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien