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frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

shaping democracy

the republic in 24 frames per century

Exhibition curated by Doris Bauer and Daniel Ebner (VIS Vienna Shorts)

The 'frei_raum Q21 exhibition space' series is presented in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and other partners from Austria and abroad.

'frei_raum Q21 exhibition space' shows international exhibition projects with the contribution of Artists-in-Residence as part of Q21. Admission is free.

Artistic Director: Elisabeth Hajek

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

Elisabeth Hajek
43/1/523 5881-1717

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© Lisette Appeldorn, 2017

The exhibition series “FACELESS” explores the phenomenon of inescapable recognizability in the media and the resulting strategies of media users to become virtually faceless – a phenomenon that has become increasingly common in artistic after 9/11 and its sociopolitical consequences “FACELESS” takes a radical look at this fairly recent phenomenon of everyday media culture and shows how it manifests in visual art, fashion, photography, advertising and dance. The works on show range from avant-garde masks to pieces that force open a dialogue with facial recognition software, surveillance cameras and drones. Themes included are seduction, surveillance and privacy.

From 26 April until 13 June 2018 an extensive video installation and more than 30 framed works, masks and objects will be presented at the Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin in cooperation with Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien. „FACELESS“, initiated by artist and researcher Bogomir Doringer and supported by the curator and cultural studies scholar Brigitte Felderer (Department of Social Design / University of Applied Arts Vienna), was presented at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space in the MuseumsQuartier Wien in 2013.

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