Come together - In Pairs through the Exhibition TechnoCare

Come Together
In Pairs through the Exhibition TechnoCare
Sat, 27 April 2019, 11:00 am

 

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Care allows us to think better in a team – come to this tour with your best friend, an accomplice or your dearest, we are open for every combination of two. Kunstraum Niederoesterreich warmly invites you to the exploration of the exhibition TechnoCare.

Did you know that the typical museum visitor actually comes in pairs? Making exhibitions is in itself relationship work; and to receive or take in the exhibition as well: viewing it together, sharing, thinking and perceiving are on the agenda. Therefore, we’ve created this chance for pairs of all kinds!
The exhibition TechnoCare focuses on the technology-based establishment, maintenance, restoration and criticizing of relationships.
Care work is generally regarded as an inconvenient appendage to human existence: as a feminised low-wage sector in the realm of geriatric care, as a so-called career setback during maternity or paternity leave, or in the past as immoral sex work. Activities that fall into the field of care work are underpaid and disdained—nevertheless, they are something like an interpersonal glue that keeps our society together.
In the exhibition TechnoCare the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich investigates the divide between the relevance of care work and its marginalisation. Such a divide provokes the question of how it can be overcome. In this spirit TechnoCare examines the technological and aesthetic mediation attempts of care, which have gained momentum in contemporary artistic practice. Can aesthetic experience cultivate caring conduct? Can artistic works themselves become protagonists of care? And how can care transcend spatial, temporal, or emotional distances—or is it as it seems, characterised mainly by closeness and direct contact?   

Curated by Katharina Brandl and Friederike Zenker, the exhibition presents artistic works in which the aesthetic, social, and ethical dimensions of care between people or people and animals intersect. The main focus is the technology-based building, cultivating, reviving, and criticising of relationships.

Kunstraum Niederoesterreich is designed to be barrier-free. The side entrance (in front of the courtyard on the left side) and the overall exhibition area are ground-level accessible and are suitable for wheelchair users. Additionally, therapy dogs are allowed in the exhibition. A barrier-free toilet is also available.

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