Every type of dance is based on an underlying symbolism. Dance can be a form of socialising, an art form or an expression of ritualistic practices. How do the Rave-o-lution of 12 March 2018 in front of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi and anti-fascist protests in Berlin relate to ancient Dionysian rituals, and why does the soundtrack to these events come from the drums of African Americans? And to what extent does dance club culture reflect the current socio-political situation and the struggle of individuals or of groups? The exhibition, curated by Bogomir Doringer, aims to find a definition of 'Dance of Urgency' that is based on those emotions arising out of personal and collective crises. 'Dance of Urgency' opens on Wednesday April 24 at 19:00 in the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space, preceded by a press tour at 10:00 on the same day.
The emergence of majorities for authoritarian politicians, an obviously authoritarian financial market and authoritarian tendencies in AI development lead to the question of whether new forms of authoritarianism differ in that they allow individual freedoms or at least give the impression of doing so. The exhibition “Under Pressure – On Forms of Authority and Decision-Making Power” at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space, curated by Sabine Winkler, examines the mechanisms, strategies and tactics that are used to restrict decision-making freedom. The opening as part of “Vienna Contemporary” is at 19.00 on Thursday 27 September; a press tour will take place at 10.00 on Tuesday 25 September.
In the exhibition 'Productive Work - What is it supposed to be?', curated by Anamarija Batista and dis-played in the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space, the notion of 'productivity' as well as the manifold indi-vidual and social ideas surrounding it, is put forward for discussion. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, June 27th at 7 pm. There is a press tour at 9:30 am.
MQ: 100 Years of the Republic – A Film Exhibition with a Focus on Democracy at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space
100 years, 8 topics, 24 short films: the audiovisual exhibition “shaping democracy – the republic in 24 frames per century” takes visitors on a participative tour through the history of the Austrian Republic based on its guiding principles and paradoxes. How the country sees itself and how it is seen from outside, its political and cultural self-image, and the Republic’s individual and collective memory are illuminated from a contemporary perspective.