Crisis as Ideology?

Opening: TH 09 06 2016, 7:00 pm

Duration: FR 10 06 – SA 23 07 2016


Artists: Miklós Erhardt, Marianne Flotron, Anna Hofbauer, Vlatka Horvat, Dejan Kaludjerović, Ferhat Özgür, Markus Proschek, Seth Weiner

Curators: Anamarija Batista, Dejan Kaludjerović, Karolina Radenković


Exhibition design: Seth Weiner

Supporting programme:

Artist Talks: FR 10 06 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Seth Weiner, Miklós Erhardt, Ferhat Özgür

WE 15 06 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Marianne Flotron, Anna, Hofbauer, Markus Proschek

WE 15 06 16, 7:00 pm: book presentation: Hilde de Bruijn (live), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (via Skype): ARCHIVE CRISIS. Shaking up the Shelves of History: A Visual Essay on Media Images from the Recent Political Past of Greece


Since the crash of the capital markets in 2008 people fear for their future. The economy, market economy, and our social system are stuck in a crisis. Increasing unemployment, the radical redistribution of money from bottom to top, and the changes in our work world are troubling us. It’s becoming more and more obvious that fundamental clefts are challenging society as whole. And the recent "Panama Papers" reveal that even the heads of state park their money offshore, therewith abdicating their roles in common welfare.

From a theoretical point of view, crises are a fixed component of capitalist cycles, as the economist Joseph Schumpeter already assessed in light of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Crisis, in his opinion, is part of the system, otherwise recovery – equally inherent to the system – would be impossible.


From June 10, 2016 the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich displays eight international artistic positions that deal with the phenomenon of the crisis in documentary, melancholic, and humorous ways.


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