Exhibition: Creating Common Good

Art has never been more visible, tangible and influential than today, and it is more a part of social processes than ever before. This ubiquity of art shows just how much we expect from it.

The group exhibition “Creating Common Good” examines the means with which artists respond to current global events. Political art is no longer a mere reaction to existing conditions; instead, it has the ethical aspiration to shape society and counteract corrupt systems. Artists raise critical questions and propose new criteria to benefit the common good.

“Creating Common Good”
16 Nov.–10. Jan. 2016
Opening: Mon., 16 Nov. 2015, 6:00 pm
Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13, 1030 Vienna
Opening hours: daily 10:00 am–6:00 pm

With works by: Joseph Beuys, Akram Al Halabi, Atelier Van Lieshout, Bernhard Cella, Ramesch Daha, Democracia – Pablo España, Ines Doujak, Teresa Estapé, Peter Friedl, Leon Golub, Tamara Grcic, gruppe uno wien, Markus Hiesleitner, Heidrun Holzfeind, Anna Jermolaewa, Folke Köbberling, Ernst Logar, Teresa Margolles, Adrian Melis, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Lisl Ponger, Pedro Reyes, Martha Rosler, Isa Rosenberger, Tim Sharp, Santiago Sierra in cooperation with Jorge Galindo, Axel Stockburger, tat ort, Johanna Tinzl, transparadiso, Patricia K. Triki, Nasan Tur, Anna Witt, Ina Wudtke, Sislej Xhafa, and others

Curator: Robert Punkenhofer and Ursula Maria Probst

Image: Jorge Galindo in cooperation with Santiago Sierra, Los Encargados, Agosto 2012; video still, Courtesy: the artists and Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid