The VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future focuses on the potential of art, design, and architecture to contribute to an environmentally and socially sustainable concept
of the digital age that is also committed to a new humanism. At various exhibition venues across the entire city, the VIENNA
BIENNALE 2017 brings together some 300 designers, architects, artists, and other particip ants who draw a complex picture
of our future digital world with their speculative and utopian (or dystopian) as well as auspicious practical scenarios.
VIENNA BIENNALE 2017
Robots. Work. Our Future
Tue, 20.06.2017, 5.30 pm
MAK Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Opening SpeechesVIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future6 p.m., MAK Columned Main HallSpeakersChristoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK and Head of the VIENNA BIENNALEGerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts ViennaVanessa Joan Müller, Head of Dramaturgy, Kunsthalle WienAngelika Fitz, Director, Az W – Architekturzentrum WienGerhard Hirczi, General Manager, Vienna Business AgencyOpeningThomas Drozda, Federal Minister for Arts and Culture, Constitution and Media
Timetable Public Opening Night5:30 p.m., Doors open at the MAK6 p.m., VIENNA BIENNALE opening speeches at the MAKExhibitions open until 10 p.m.OPENING PARTY at the MAK until 1 a.m.DJ lineup with Arne Spremberg (Gassen aus Zucker/Schakal) and Fredo De Smet10 p.m., ELEKTRO GUZZI livevisual live performance by experimentallabor7 p.m., Opening speeches at the AIL – Angewandte Innovation LabFranz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 ViennaExhibition open until 10 p.m.8 p.m., Opening speeches at the public workspace by the Az W – Architekturzentrum WienNordbahn-Halle (next to the water tower), corner of Leystraße/Taborstraße, Nordbahnhof Vienna, 1020 ViennaExhibition open until 10 p.m.9 p.m., Opening speeches and performance by Apparatus 22 at the Kunsthalle Wien KarlsplatzTreitlstraße 2, 1040 ViennaExhibition open until midnightviennabiennale.org/enCurators and Participants
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Vienna Business Agency
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Digital Content Partner
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Ottakringer Brauerei AG, Wien Gin, Vöslauer, Neni and Lambda Labs provided by Pro Performance
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