The Politics of Redistribution / Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein

The Politics of Redistribution (curated by Sabine Winkler) at Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein is an exhibition that shows artistic positions dealing with today’s economic situation. Artists included are Raymond Taudin Chabot, Harun Farocki, (e.) Twin Gabriel, Isaac Isitan, Sabrina Malek/Arnaud Soulier, Anna de Manincor, Elke Marhöfer, Barbara Musil, Ferhat í–zgür, Tadej Pogačar and Hannah Starkey. In this video, Director Dr. Wolfgang Fetz talks about the concept of the show.

“The present exhibition shows artistic positions dealing with the effects of neo-liberal politics, including poverty, educational deprivation, lack of job opportunities and life perspectives for youths, etc. The redistri-bution of capital – in favour of the corporations and share holders and the concomitant re-establishment of societies of social inequality – have put their stamp on daily life in Western societies. Alternative re-distribution systems, such as parallel markets, the global basic income movement or self-organised co-operatives, all try to find new ways of answering their societies’ most pressing questions. Which relevance do concepts like solidarity, common property or social action rate to-day within the social context?” (excerpt from the press release).

The exhibition “The Politics of Re-Distribution” is a cooperative effort between Magazin4 – Bregenzer Kunstverein and the Open Space Centre for Art Projects / Vienna.

Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, March 6, 2009. Video by Gürsoy Dogtas.

PS: Great time indeed to immerse in the world of economics: Let’s start with a rather random collection of links: Pierre Bourdieu on Neo-Liberalism, interview with Friedrich von Hayek, John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman at Wikipedia. Start now, because: “In the long run we’re all dead.”

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