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The Good Life (a guide tour) at Viennale 2011, Vienna

The Viennale special program 'Between Inner and Outer Space' focuses on art spaces: museums, galleries and exhibition spaces as central places of presentation, and studios as production sites. The six programs in this presentation are comprised mainly of short films, which are arranged thematically and revolve around esthetic, economic, performative, architectural and political issues. The series was inspired by David Lamelas’s A Study of Relationships between Inner and Outer Space (1969). The Argentinean artist’s film takes an empty exhibition space as its starting point to subsequently sketch the social, urban, sociological and climatic conditions of London, before proceeding to simple, subversive street interviews and finally closing with the Moon landing. Away from the white cube, away from conservative institutions was a popular motto during the 1960s and 1970s, which is also reflected in Da ist eine kriminelle Berührung in der Kunst (1976) by Ulay and Mono Lake (1968/2004) by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. At present this movement appears to be retrograde. Even the alternative and subcultural art scene is meanwhile in direct alliance with established institutions. The way in which the latter present themselves under today’s changed socio-political conditions is also recounted in Scena (2003) by Deimantas Narkevicius and The Good Life (2009) by Ronny Heiremans und Katleen Vermeir.

Curated by: Christian Helbock and Dietmar Schwärzler
A Viennale/Künstlerhaus Wien co-production


Tamar Guimaraes, Brazil 2010

Le Cirque de Calder
Carlos Vilardebó, F 1961

Da ist eine kriminelle Berührung in der Kunst
Ulay, Germany 1976

Film (Hôtel Wolfers)
Dora García, Belgium 2007

The Good Life
Ronny Heiremans, Katleen Vermeir, B 2009

Imponderabilia (compilated version)
Abramovic, Ulay, NL 1977

Made In 'Eaven
Mark Leckey, UK 2004

Mono Lake
Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, 1968-2004

Deimantas Narkevičius, Litauen 2003

A Study of Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space
David Lamelas, UK 1969