2000er Bye-Bye Zuversicht

Date:19. Oct 2023 – 17. Mar 2024
Wien Museum MUSA, Vienna, Austria

With the reopening of the Wien Museum on Karlsplatz, MUSA regains its original dedication as an exhibition venue for contemporary art and starts with the 2000s as a continuation of the successful decade series from the collection holdings.

Bye-bye confidence - the first decade of the new century: the feeling of a new beginning after happily surviving the millennium came to an abrupt end on September 11, 2001, with the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Artists negotiated themes such as migration, the convergence of aesthetics and economics, collective memory and alienated nature. The observation of one's own body and the burgeoning selfie cult thanks to the new smartphones were also frequently dealt with, and nameless urban situations as non-places were documented with the camera. Painting was able to assert itself and celebrated a continuation in diversity.

Curated by Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer and Berthold Ecker