10 February – 21 May 2017

Who Pays?

RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Who Pays?, 2006Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinExhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum LiechtensteinExhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
"Art = Capital", as Joseph Beuys put it. This succinct formula sums up his understanding of the world: "The only revolutionary force is the power of human creativity."

Behind this lies the idea that every human being can contribute to the common good and have a formative effect on society by means of his creative action. The necessary skills – spirituality, open-mindedness, cooperation and creativity – are inherent in every human being, all that is needed, Beuys claims, is to recognise, train and encourage these faculties. Based on the Beuysian notion of capital, the exhibition Who Pays? takes a look at changing ideas of money and capital and the associated transformation of meanings and values. Who Pays? brings together a number of artistic positions from the 1960s to the present. They allow us to examine our notions of wealth and poverty, of give and take, and of participation from different angles, concepts that nowadays are mostly reduced to purely economic aspects.

“Everything is so very much in motion.” These words written by the author Gertrude Stein in the context of the rapid change of language in the Elizabethan age can also be taken to describe today’s fast-paced changes. Our Western societies are in a state of fundamental upheaval. Not only rising rates of burnout and depression testify to deep-lying anxieties, but also an emerging need for seclusion and safeguarding assets and values. All this in the knowledge that we are using up more resources than Earth can generate. On the other hand we see many and diverse approaches that see potentials and opportunities for a more sustainable future. What is the role of the concept of capital in this context? And what “capital” role can art play? The title of the exhibition Who Pays? is based on a fluorescent sign created by the artist group RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co) and addresses every single individual.

Artists:
Ovidiu Anton – Gianfranco Baruchello – Joseph Beuys – Susanne Bosch – Marcel Broodthaers – Filipa César – Felix Gonzalez-Torres – David Hammons – Diango Hernández – Thomas Hirschhorn – Anja Kirschner & David Panos – Alicja Kwade – Thomas Lehnerer – Mark Lombardi – RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co) – Christof Salzmann

An integral part of the show Who Pays? is a diverse cooperation with other institutions.

The artsprogram of Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, curates the Archive of Social Sculpture in a room dedicated to Beuys. At the beginning of the 1970s a group formed in Achberg in the Allgäu whose aim – under the heading The Third Way – was to try to find alternative models of society. They devised social ideas that remain of influence today, with Beuys elaborating his extended concept of art. The material collected by publisher Rainer Rappmann documents that atmosphere of new beginnings in the 1970s and 1980s in an archive of great importance for post-war German history. For his contribution to the exhibition Who Pays?, the artist Christof Salzmann examined the historical collection with regard to the concept of money and capital in Beuys’s work.

As part of the exhibition, the Zukunftswerkstatt Liechtenstein will be relocating its activities to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. An action space for flexible use will be installed in one of the exhibition rooms. By means of activities and events, the aim is to allow visitors to experience alternative forms of work and economic activity. Together with the Wanderkiosk, a temporary architecture intended to enliven public space, the aim is to create a place that invites people to stay a while and that can be used for a variety of purposes. As a modular open space, the Wanderkiosk is designed to explore the social and cultural potential and “capital”, encouraging us to reflect on money and ideas of exchange and sharing. Visitors are invited to use this space for various purposes.

In addition, the full supporting programme draws on further cooperations: Haus Gutenberg, Balzers, that has chosen Silence is Golden – Let’s Talk About Money! as its topic for 2017, Liechtensteinische Kunstgesellschaft, Filmclub im Takino, Schaan, TAK Theater Liechtenstein, Schaan, Dialogprojekt Arbogast, Götzis, planoalto Institut, St. Gallen, and TALENTE Vorarlberg.
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Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
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Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
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Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, photo: Ines Agostinelli © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
BLOG Who Pays?
Opening
 Thursday, 9 February 2017, 18 h  
Guided tour
 Thursday, 16 February 2017, 19:15 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
 Thursday, 16 March 2017, 18 h with Christiane Meyer-Stoll 
 Thursday, 6 April 2017, 18 h with Fabian Flückiger 
 Thursday, 18 May 2017, 18 h  
Supporting events:
 Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 17 – 19 h   Schools and Museum

Einführung für Lehrpersonen aller Schulstufen   

with Christina Jacoby
in cooperation with Schulamt Liechtenstein

 Thursday, 16 February 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 16 February 2017, 17 h   Speech

Geld, Geist und Glaube. Über die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Geldes als Sinnstifter   

with Alois Halbmayr
The speech takes place at Haus Gutenberg, Balzers

 Thursday, 23 February 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Who Pays?   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Friday, 24 February 2017, 10 – 12:00 h   Workshop

Workshop zum Vortrag   

with Johannes Stüttgen

 Thursday, 2 March 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 2 March 2017, 18 h   Special Event

Little Pieces   

Presented by students of the Zeppelin University under the direction of Andrew McNiven and Karen van den Berg.
An event by the artsprogram of the Zeppelin University.

 Saturday, 4 March 2017, 10 – 17 h   Special Event

Hol- und Bring-Tage   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Sunday, 5 March 2017, 10 – 17 h   Special Event

Hol- und Bring-Tage   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 18 – 20 h   Schools and Museum

"Who Pays?" - Introduction for teachers from Austria   

with Christina Jacoby

 Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Monday, 13 March 2017, 10 – 17 h   Workshop

The Social Body and Societal Field Shifts   

A three-day intensive workshop with Arawana Hayashi (in English)
at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in the exhibition Who Pays? (Monday, 13 March) and Bildungshaus St. Arbogast (Tuesday and Wednesday, 14 and 15 March)

 Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Monday, 20 March 2017, 20:09 h   Special Event

Wir melken die Kuh, solange sie Milch gibt   

Lesung und Einblicke zum Theaterstück Das Himbeerreich, die Befragung
von 25 Finanz-Vorständen und was das alles mit Kunst zu tun hat

von und mit Andres Veiel
Ort: TAK-Foyer, Schaan

 Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Saturday, 25 March 2017, 19:30 h   Special Event

Earth Hour   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Sunday, 26 March 2017, 14 – 17 h   Families

Family Afternoon   

A sunday excursion into the world of art
for children from 5 years and their (grand)parents

 Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 30 March 2017, 18 h   Speech

Kunst und Geld   

with Christina von Braun
In cooperation with Haus Gutenberg, Balzers, and the Liechtensteinische Kunstgesellschaft.

 Friday, 31 March 2017, 18 h   Special Event

Vernissage "Lern(t)räume"   

Ein Architekturprojekt des Instituts für Architektur und Raumentwicklung der Universität Liechtenstein mit Liechtensteiner Schulen

 Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 18 h   Speech

Karma Ökonomie   

with Van Bo Le-Mentzel

 Thursday, 6 April 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 14 – 17 h   Children

Ferien-Atelier   

for kids aged 6-12
with registration

 Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 20 April 2017, 14 – 17 h   Children

Ferien-Atelier   

for kids aged 6-12
with registration

 Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12:30 – 13 h   Take Away

Who Pays?   

Short guided tour during the lunch break

 Thursday, 4 May 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 4 May 2017, 18 h   Dialogical Discussion

Archiv für Soziale Plastik (Sammlung Rappmann)   

with Rainer Rappmann and Nico Stockmann

 Saturday, 6 May 2017, 14 – 17 h   Special Event

Repair Café   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11 – 14 h   Special Event

Upcycling Workshops   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Sunday, 7 May 2017, 11 h   One Hour

Homo pauper. Mit dem Blick der fröhlichen Armut Thomas Lehnerers durch die Ausstellung Who Pays?   

with Christiane Meyer-Stoll

 Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 11 May 2017, 18 h   Special Event

Alternatives Wirtschaften   

with Christian Felber
An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10 – 20 h   Special Event

Coworking-Day   

An event by Zukunftswerkstatt.

 Sunday, 21 May 2017, 11 h   Special Event

TAK-Lounge zu Gast im Kunstmuseum - Faust und die Magie des Geldes   

with Hans Christoph Binswanger
In cooperation with TAK Theater Liechtenstein.