Work it, feel it!

An exhibition by the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017

Curated by Anne Faucheret, Curator, Kunsthalle Wien

At its Karlsplatz location, the Kunsthalle Wien’s exhibition Work it, feel it! is dedicated to the work of the future and the future of work. The exhibition focuses on the demands placed on the human body and its possibilities to act, as seen against the backdrop of an increasingly automated work-place. What are the mechanisms of discipline and control that have been applied to the mind, and above all to the body, to make it an efficient production tool and a pillar of consumerism?

Until the mid-20th century, within the disciplinary societies, “enclosed milieus” (“milieux clos,” e.g. schools, factories, clinics, etc.) served the formation of bodies, whereas today’s control societies aim to make bodies useful and teachable by means of information. At the same time, new techniques are developing, which serve less to adapt the bodies for the production sector, but rather to train them — for the sake of physicality itself — to become ever more “perfect,” physically fit and (leisure-)consuming subjects. Which ideals are being pushed? And what happens to the bodies that resist and escape optimization?

Between utopia and dystopia, between speculation and analysis, the exhibition’s artists outline working environments of the future against the background of their economic and political instrumentalization.

Current Dates

  • Wed. 21 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 26 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

July 2017

  • Sat. 01 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 25 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 31 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

August 2017

  • Tue. 01 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 02 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 05 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 07 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 08 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 10 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 12 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 13 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 14 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 15 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 16 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 17 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 19 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 20 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 21 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 22 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 28 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 29 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 31 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

September 2017

  • Fri. 01 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.