VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021

PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age

Fri, 28.05.2021–Sun, 03.10.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Please note: Due to the MAK DESIGN NITE, the “3G” rule applies throughout the entire MAK on Tue, 28 Sep 2021 after 3 p.m. (including for regular visits to the museum).

With its motto PLANET LOVE the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021 is dedicated to the greatest challenge of our digital age: climate care. PLANET LOVE means a fundamentally new relationship between people and planet, which aims at using the Earth’s resources considerately rather than maximizing their exploitation, and whose approach is characterized by humility, respect, and appreciation of its biological diversity and beauty. Climate care is considered a central aspect of PLANET LOVE and goes far beyond decarbonizing the economy and society: it encompasses the question of how we can build a sustainable foundation for our relationship to the Earth and always involves a social dimension.
 
The VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021 with its title PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age will open on 27 May 2021. In exhibitions and discussion projects its organizers—the MAK, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Architekturzentrum Wien, and the Vienna Business Agency, as well as the KUNST HAUS WIEN as a new partner and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as a non-university research partner—are bringing together visionary designs and exceptional ideas by artists, designers, and architects who make a radical change to our societies and economies irresistible in the interests of PLANET LOVE and sustainable climate care.
 
The VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021 aspires to fire our imaginations, promote the vision of ecosocially sustainable societies and economies, and offer innovative ideas and solutions: to mitigate the climate crisis, to restore and preserve ecosystems, to maintain biodiversity, and to use digital technologies for the benefit of the climate and environment. It not only encourages visitors to stop and reconsider but also demands that every sociopolitical force and every individual take resolute action to overcome the climate and ecological crisis.

All exhibitions and projects
of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021
viennabiennale.org


Contributors of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021

 
PUBLICATION
On the occasion of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021: PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age a guide under the same title will be published, edited by the MAK, German/English, 192 pages with numerous color illustrations, MAK Vienna/Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna 2021. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 12.

The VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021: PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age is organized by

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
University of Applied Arts Vienna / Angewandte Innovation Lab
Kunsthalle Wien
KUNST HAUS WIEN
Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien 
Vienna Business Agency

Research partner: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Sponsor

Logo Wien Holding


Premium Partner of the exhibition CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures and Cooperation Partner of the project DIGITAL & CIRCULAR. Towards a Circular Society

Logo Verbund


Premium Sponsor of the exhibition CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures and Cooperation Partner of the project DIGITAL & CIRCULAR. Towards a Circular Society

Logo Wienerberger


Sponsor of the exhibition CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures, the project DIGITAL & CIRCULAR: Towards Circular Society and the conference PLANET MATTERS 

Logo BMK

Program (4 Events)

Tue, 28.09.2021 6.00 pm
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2021

MAK DESIGN NITE 2021

MAK DESIGN NITE 2021

The MAK DESIGN NITE 2021 is characterized by zero waste glamor: together with the conceptual collectives das Vulgo and cucinaAlchimia, in cooperation with the team from das kraus, the MAK invites you to an experimental culinary happening. What was previously discounted as worthless food waste is appreciated as a valuable resource, and material research is carried out with it at the culinary level. Various spirits and vinegars will be steeped or flavored from food waste. Fruit and vegetable scraps will be fermented and designed in various dishes on location. The entire tableware is sustainable and was specially designed for the evening. 

 
Free admission
Registration required (see above)
The “3G” rule is to be observed for participation: vaccinated, tested, recovered.
Due to the MAK DESIGN NITE, the “3G” rule applies throughout the entire MAK after 3 p.m. (including for regular visits to the museum).
A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum
 

Program

5 p.m. Admission
5:30 p.m. (YOUNG)MAK TOUR through the MAK DESIGN LAB for all those under the age of 27 
Please register separately for the tour
6 p.m.–midnight Culinary Happening, 
created by das Vulgo, cucinaAlchimia, and das kraus
6–9 p.m. Free admission to all MAK exhibitions 
6:30 p.m. Tour through the CLIMATE CARE. Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures exhibition
Please register separately for the tour
9 p.m.–midnight Music by Tonica Hunter
 
All exhibitions open until 9 p.m. 
1344416536680
Tue, 28.09.2021 6.30 pm
Sat, 02.10.2021 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
MAK Design Kids
Workshop für 8- bis 12-Jährige

Let’s get Wild

Ein Workshop von mischer*traxler
Let’s get Wild
1459977554986
Sat, 02.10.2021 6.00 pm –Sun, 03.10.2021 1.00 am
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Media

VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE © buero bauer
Thomas Bayrle, Greta Thunberg (Blutkörperchen) [Blood Corpuscles], 2019
Pigment print on cotton
© Thomas Bayrle/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 
Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin
 
CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures
Thomas Wrede, Rhonegletscher-Panorama II [Rhône Glacier, Panorama II],
2018, carbon print on fine art paper, 80 × 260 cm/120 × 390 cm
Courtesy of Beck & Eggeling
© Thomas Wrede/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Roya Aghighi, Living photosynthetic textile.
What if textiles were alive and photosynthesized?, 2018
© Roya Aghighi
 
Graph: Warming Stripes, Vienna 1775–2020
© Ed Hawkins (University of Reading), #ShowYourStripes
 
Shigeru Ban Architects, Swatch and Omega HQ
© Nicolas Grosmond
 
Uriel Orlow, Theatrum Botanicum Trilogy, 2017
© Bildrecht Wien, 2021
ECOLOGIES AND POLITICS OF THE LIQUID, SOLID, AND GLOWING
(working title)
Living and non-living things, 1966–2020
© Nkrumah Voli
 
ECOLOGIES AND POLITICS OF THE LIQUID, SOLID, AND GLOWING
(working title)
Living and non-living things, 1966–2020
© Nkrumah Voli
 
INES DOUJAK: Landscape Painting
Ines Doujak, from the series landraub [Land Grab], 2019
© Ines Doujak
urbanthinktank_next: Hubert Klumpner and Michael Walczak,  studio mobil / think tank station, 2021 © urbanthinktank_next: Hubert Klumpner and Michael Walczak
EAT LOVE: Tomorrow’s Food and Food Spaces
Hut & Stiel – Die Wiener Pilzkultur
(growing mushrooms in used coffee grounds), 2015
© Freunde von Freunden/Philipp Forstner
A new commission by SUPERFLUX
Superflux, After the Fire
© Superflux 
Superflux, The Possibility of a Forest, 2021
© Superflux 
 
Key Visual for FOSTER: The Soil and Water Residency, created with Branching Algorithm
© Process – Studio for Art and Design
 
CLIMATE PANDEMICS (working title)
Kerstin von Gabain, leek (human thigh bone), 2020
© Kerstin von Gabain
Ivan Pérard, Blush, 2021
Lacquer, inks, acrylics on PLA, steel wire
© Ivan Pérard
Exhibition View
INVOCATION FOR HOPE
A new commission by Superflux
© Stefan Lux/MAK
Exhibition View
INVOCATION FOR HOPE
A new commission by Superflux
© Stefan Lux/MAK
Exhibition View
INVOCATION FOR HOPE
A new commission by Superflux
© Stefan Lux/MAK
INVOCATION FOR HOPE
A new commission by Superflux
Superflux, One of Superflux’s early prototypes for conceiving a resurgent forest
Motion Design: Michele Vannoni and Dimitris Papadimitriou
© Superflux
Exhibition View
CLIMATE CARE
Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures
EOOS NEXT, ZUV, 2021
© Stefan Lux/MAK
Exhibition View
CLIMATE CARE
Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures
in the front: Julian Charrière, We Are All Astronauts, 2013
© Stefan Lux/MAK
Exhibition View
CLIMATE CARE
Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures
in the front: Maximilian Prüfer, A Gift From Him, 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
Exhibition View
CLIMATE CARE
Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures
© Stefan Lux/MAK
FOSTER
The Soil and Water Residency
Roman Pfeffer, Kultivierte Zierpflanze I (Eiche) [Cultivated Ornamental Plant I (Oak)], 2012           
C-Print   
© Bildrecht
Exhibition View
FOSTER: The Soil and Water Residency
Hans Schabus, Tour d’Europe – Travels with Enzo, 2020
© kunst-dokumentation.com/MAK
Exhibition View
FOSTER: The Soil and Water Residency
Myles Starr, Reynolds, 2020
© kunst-dokumentation.com/MAK
Exhibition View
FOSTER: The Soil and Water Residency
Luna Ghisetti, Double (Red Sun), 2021
© kunst-dokumentation.com/MAK
FOSTER
The Soil and Water Residency
Roman Pfeffer, painted by nature, polished by the artist, 2020/21     
Quartzite, lichen; pedestal: black MDF board, oiled
Photo: Josef Schauer Schmidinger
© Bildrecht
EAT LOVE
Tomorrow’s Food and Food Spaces
urbanthinktank_next: Hubert Klumpner and Michael Walczak,
studio mobil / think tank station, 2021
© Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou
EAT LOVE
Tomorrow’s Food and Food Spaces
urbanthinktank_next: Hubert Klumpner and Michael Walczak,
studio mobil / think tank station, 2021
© Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou

Exhibitions

Vienna Biennale for Change 2021

INVOCATION FOR HOPE

A new commission by SUPERFLUX
iCal Fri, 28.05.2021–Sun, 03.10.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Vienna Biennale for Change 2021

EAT LOVE

Tomorrow’s Food and Food Spaces
iCal Fri, 28.05.2021–Sun, 03.10.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Vienna Biennale for Change 2021

FOSTER

The Soil and Water Residency
iCal Fri, 28.05.2021–Sun, 03.10.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Vienna Biennale for Change 2021

CLIMATE PANDEMICS

Dark Euphoria
iCal Fri, 28.05.2021–Sun, 03.10.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Vienna Biennale for Change 2021

CLIMATE CARE

Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures
iCal Fri, 28.05.2021–Sun, 03.10.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

DIGITAL & CIRCULAR

Towards a Circular Society
iCal Wed, 23.06.2021–Sun, 03.10.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts