Talks, panel discussions, performances, and guided tours in German and English, organized by the VIENNA ART WEEK.
In an entertaining series of talks, discursive input, and performances, prestigious artists and experts explore the various
facets of technological progress.
Both a curse and an opportunity: hardly anything dominates modern life as much as the digital and technological developments
of recent decades. And it goes without saying that the technologies of the so-called fourth industrial revolution affect artistic
processes, too. Artists transform them and hence introduce these new technologies to the heart of society. The influence of
innovations and digitization processes on art is demonstrated by both international experts and artists over the course of
the Art & Technology Line-Up, a diverse and quickly alternating sequence of talks and performances.
Welcome Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK Robert Punkenhofer, Artistic Director, VIENNA ART WEEK
1:30 p.m. Talk (DE) Art and Digital Modernity Eva Grubinger, Artist, in conversation with Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK
2 p.m. Talk (EN) Beautiful New World: Art and Technology between Utopia and Dystopia Three international curators in dialogue: Julie Boukobza (Paris), Natalia Sielewicz (Warsaw), and Ben Vickers (London) Moderator: Angela Stief, Curator and Arts Journalist, Vienna
3 p.m. Lecture (EN) The Politics of Digital Money: How Are Artists Going to Make a Living? Geert Lovink, Media Theorist (Netherlands)
3:30 p.m. Talk (EN) Critical Creatives: How Artistic Engagement Will Shape Our Digital Future Antoni Muntadas (Artist, New York), Gerald Nestler (Artist, Vienna), Maja Smrekar (Artist, Slovenia), Axel Stockburger (Artist,
Vienna), and Virgil Widrich (director and multimedia artist, Vienna) in conversation Moderator: Robert Punkenhofer, Artistic Director, VIENNA ART WEEK
4:30 p.m. Film Screening and Talk (DE) Hyper-Human Stefan Panhans (Artist, Berlin) and Florian Wüst (Film Curator, Berlin) in conversation
5:30 p.m. Talk (DE) Art & Science: Seeing the Light with Art and Technology Christina Lammer (Sociologist and Filmmaker, Vienna), Bernd Kräftner (Artist, Vienna), and Robert Trappl (Artificial Intelligence
Expert, Vienna) in conversation Moderator: Michael Stampfer, Managing Director, Vienna Science and Technology Fund
6:30 p.m. Lecture/Performance (EN) #digitaldisobedience François Roche on behalf of S/He, Architect, France
Since 2005, the house in Brtnice, Czech Republic where Josef Hoffmann was born has been playing host to temporary exhibitions
featuring themes related to Hoffman and his circle with the aim of keeping the life and work of this pioneering Austrian architect
alive in the public consciousness.