The VIENNA BIENNALE is the first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture, with the aim of generating creative
ideas and artistic projects to help improve the world. Its category-spanning, interdisciplinary approach and combination of
artistic ambition and the creative economy open up new perspectives on central topics of our time and thus promote positive
change in our society.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 participants who draw a complex picture of our future digital world with their speculative and utopian
(or dystopian) as well as auspicious practical scenarios.The VIENNA BIENNALE is an initiative of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. It is organized
by the MAK, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Architekturzentrum Wien, and the Vienna Business
Agency, with support from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as an non-university research partner.The VIENNA BIENNALE was established with the understanding that we are living in a new modernity in which the digital revolution
penetrates all areas of our life and is thus fundamentally changing our civilization—it is comparable to the industrial revolution,
the consequences of which the last era of Western modernism dealt with. Today’s Digital Modernity offers considerable potentials
for lasting improvements in quality of life as well as innovative living concepts and business models in every sector. It
presents a wide range of questions for the arts, including architecture and design, and is dependent on artistic and creative
inputs.This new biennale in Vienna was established with the recognition that Vienna was one of the centers of the previous era of
Western Modernity around 1900, from which significant impulses emerged whose effects in some cases continue to be felt to
this day. Thus, Vienna can be seen as an authentic, credible location for the search for new paths to positive change. By
following in this extraordinary tradition of experimentation, the VIENNA BIENNALE aims to find answers to today’s most important
issues and utilize the potentials of the creative revolution in order to offer people new insights for crucial areas of life.The VIENNA BIENNALE is thus not only aimed at people interested in art, design, and architecture, but a wider audience, with
the goal of raising awareness about the possibilities of fine art and the applied arts for the challenges of our time.The Vienna Biennale Circle of eminent personalities living in Vienna, will provide an important connection to the city of
Vienna and ensure that all the projects will be discussed and brought together with an interdisciplinary approach. The resulting
insights will be presented in an additional exhibition.The VIENNA BIENNALE was born of the conviction that Vienna is the right place to develop a new, coherent, and unique biennale.
The focus will be on people, who need one thing above all in times of radical change: orientation!Curators and ParticipantsPartnersMAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Vienna Biennale 2017
VIENNA BIENNALE 2017
Robots. Work. Our Future
Wed, 21.06.2017–Sun, 01.10.2017
MAK Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Vienna Business AgencyResearch PartnerAIT Austrian Institute of Technologyviennabiennale.org/en
Exhibitions and ProjectsHello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine >>ARTIFICIAL TEARS. Singularity & Humanness–A Speculation >>
ich weiß nicht—Growing Relations between Things >>
How Will We Work? >>Work it, feel it! >>Care + Repair >>CityFactory: New Work . New Design.>>What Do We Want? Dimensions of a New Digital Humanism. The Vienna Biennale Circle's Exhibition Manifesto >>LeveL—the fragile balance of utopia >>
Supporting Program on the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017Regular guided tours:Overview tour – in GermanTue, 6–7 p.m., admission free, € 3,50 attendance feeSun, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon, MAK admission ticket + € 5 attendance feeOverview tour – in EnglischSat, 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m., MAK admission ticket + € 5 attendance feeHello, Robot. Design between Human and MachineSun, 3–4 p.m., MAK admission ticket + € 3,50 attendance feeFurther tours and events at the VIENNA BIENNALE Calender at www.viennabiennale.org
PublicationsVIENNA BIENNALE 2017 GuideVIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future, edited by the MAK, German/English, 160 pages with numerous color illustrations, MAK Vienna/Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna
2017. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 9.80.Hello, Robot. Design between Human and MachineCatalog edited by Mateo Kries, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Amelie Klein; with contributions by Rosi Braidotti, Douglas Coupland,
Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby (Dunne & Raby), Christoph Engemann, Paul Feigelfeld, Gesche Joost, Amelie Klein, Carlo Ratti, Bruce
Sterling, Marlies Wirth i.a.. Cover illustration: Christoph Niemann. Softcover, English, 328 pages, ca. 250 images, mainly
in color. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 49,90.
Artificial Labor – e-fluxArtificial Labor is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the MAK, Vienna within the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future.
Digital Content Partner
Ausstellungen und ProjekteHello, Robot. Design zwischen Mensch und Maschine >>ARTIFICIAL TEARS. Singularität & Menschsein – Eine Spekulation >>ich weiß nicht – Wie Beziehungen zwischen den Dingen wachsen >>How Will We Work? >>Work it, feel it! >>Care + Repair >>StadtFabrik: Neue Arbeit. Neues Design. >>Was wollen wir? Dimensionen eines neuen digitalen Humanismus >>LeveL – the fragile balance of utopia >>DESIGN FOR AGENCY. Handlungsmacht gestalten >>
Opening HoursTue 10 a.m.–10 p.m.Wed–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.Mon closedFree Admission onTuesdays 6–10 p.m.
Admission€ 9,90 / reduced € 7,50Free admission for children and teens under 19Free Admission onTuesdays 6–10 p.m. Family ticket € 13(two adults and at least one minor child up to 14)Vienna 1900-Combined Ticket€ 17,90 / reduced € 14,50valid for MAK and Leopold Museum
Guided ToursMAK TOURS – every Saturday at 11 a.m. a tour through the MAK in German; every Sunday at noon in English.Attendance fee € 3,50 per person, except children up to 6 and holders of “Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur-Pass”
Special and Group Toursby advance bookingGabriele Fabiankowitsch, Head of Educational Program and Guided ToursT +43 1 711 36-298(Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m.),
Multimedia Guidefor Vienna 1900: € 2Or download the app for free to your own tablet (iOS and Android)!
Barrier Free AccessLift at the entrance at Weiskirchnerstraße 3, accessible toilets for disabled visitors.