Vienna Biennale 2017 - Robots. Work. Our Future

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 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. 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.

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, and with support from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as a non-university research partner.

The vision of a digital humanism will be brought close to reality by the Vienna Biennale 2017. Under the motto Robots. Work. Our Future, creative spaces will open up for contemplating meaningful living and working and the sustainable use of robotics and artificial intelligence in the digital age. Contributions from the fields of art, design, and architecture will sketch out the joint potential of robots and human work as an opportunity to bring about humanely motivated positive change.

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.

MAK: Hello, Robot. Design zwischen Mensch und Maschine

MAK: Artificial Tears: Singularität und Menschsein – eine Spekulation

MAK: StadtFabrik

MAK: ich weiß nicht – Wie die Beziehungen zwischen den Dingen wachsen

MAK: Level. The Fragile Balance of Utopia

MAK (bis 2.7.): Design For Agency. Handlungsmacht gestalten

MAK: Was wollen wir? Dimensionen eines neuen digitalen Humanismus

NORDBAHNHOF (bis 31.7.): Care + Repair

FRANZ-JOSEFS-KAI (bis 27.9.): How will we work?

KUNSTHALLE WIEN KARLSPLATZ (bis 10.9.): Work it, feel it!

Current Dates

  • Mon. 25 Sep 2017
  • Tue. 26 Sep 2017
  • Wed. 27 Sep 2017
  • Thu. 28 Sep 2017
  • Fri. 29 Sep 2017
  • Sat. 30 Sep 2017
  • Sun. 01 Oct 2017