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THE WEATHER OF TOMORROW

THE WEATHER OF TOMORROW

We are living in a century in which humankind is blindly destroying its own natural resources through unprecedented overexploitation. Burning forests, melting glaciers, extreme weather events, species extinction and destruction of ecosystems. Not only an ecological, but also a social climate change has long determined our everyday life, in which the increasing warming of urban areas with heat waves, heavy rains and dry periods is only one aspect. In the middle of all this stands the human being, who threatens to become isolated in the midst of a community. Artists working in public space at the intersection of art, society and politics have long since taken up these issues. The fundamental question is what kind of world we want to live in in the future.


From the submissions to an open call that focused on climate change in relation to the environment and society, the KÖR jury selected nine temporary projects that will be installed successively across central squares and streets in Floridsdorf starting in spring 2022. The artists address the effects of climate change and its significance for society in a variety of ways. They negotiate the associated dystopias as well as utopias, create awareness in the midst of everyday life with aesthetic means or invite to collective action.

Simultaneously to the Open Call, the façade design of the VHS Floridsdorf is being planned as well as a cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the university. Together with INFOSCREEN (the Austria-wide digital news and information medium in subway stations and public transport), the open short film competition "20 Seconds for Art" on the topic "Climate. Utopia & Reality" was announced (submission deadline: April 13). The five winning films will be broadcast in July and August 2022.

Location

Opening: Am Spitz; Exhibition in the Center of Floridsdorf, 1210 Vienna

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THE WEATHER OF TOMORROW

Time Period

Since Juni 2, 2022

S1, S2, S3, U6, Floridsdorf

The exhibition THE WEATHER OF TOMORROW will open on June 2, 6 p.m., and will be accompanied by an Art-to-People Program.

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Education

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