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  • The Question Is: Who Cares?

    Hans-Jürgen Poëtz

    The Question Is: Who Cares?

    Whether you help someone across the street or across the border, the question “who cares?” applies to everyday as well as significant events. With his linguistic installations in public space, Hans-Jürgen Poëtz invites to question one’s own boundaries.

    ++ The question is: who cares? ++ Vprašanje je: Koga briga? ++ ... Like breaking news, the questions move from right to left across the bottom of a black screen in more than thirty languages. With his easily accessible language installations in public space, media artist Hans-Jürgen Poëtz ironically aims at the heart of society: Who takes responsibility? Who cares about what happens? A society only works, if not everything is completely ‘lost’. But who cares?

    Glued onto glass facades as a mirror foil, lying on lawns as a wood construction, projected onto facades as a video, spread on social media – the question ‘Who cares?’ invites to turn one’s pace down a notch, to practise a bit of soul searching, to allow oneself to be vexed, to trace one’s own limits... Am I carefree? What do I care about? And who cares about me? “The most important thing is to engage in thought experiments and sharpen one’s perception, to develop new antennas for our environment – this is the first step to change,” says Poëtz. Or, to put it in the words of John Cage, “We already have so many answers. The key is to ask the right questions.”

    Photo credits key visual:  Hans-Jürgen Poëtz

    detailed program

    Tue, 4. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Sept. 4 - 10, 2018


    Wed, 5. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Thu, 6. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Fri, 7. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Sat, 8. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Sun, 9. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Mon, 10. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Fri, 14. 9., 19:30 - 04:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention

    Wasserturm / Nordbahn-Halle, Leystraße / corner Taborstraße, 1020 Vienna

    Public-space installation by Hans-Jürgen Poëtz, large-scale projection on the opening evening in Nordbahn-Halle. barrier-free


    Mon, 17. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation

    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Wed, 19. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation

    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Thu, 20. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation

    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Fri, 21. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation

    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Sat, 22. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation

    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Sat, 22. 9., 17:30 - 19:00

    Meet The Artist

    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Artitst-talk with Hans-Jürgen Poëtz

    (next to the installation on the lawn in front of the main entrance)


     

    Dates

    Tue, 4. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Wed, 5. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Thu, 6. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Fri, 7. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Sat, 8. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Sun, 9. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Mon, 10. 9., 00:00 - 24:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Display window, IG Bildende Kunst, Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien

    Fri, 14. 9., 19:30 - 04:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Intervention
    Wasserturm / Nordbahn-Halle, Leystraße / corner Taborstraße, 1020 Vienna

    Mon, 17. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation
    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Wed, 19. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation
    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Thu, 20. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation
    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Fri, 21. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation
    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Sat, 22. 9., 17:00 - 19:00

    Site-specific Text-Space-Sculpture / Installation
    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free

    Sat, 22. 9., 17:30 - 19:00

    Meet The Artist
    Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, next to the main entrance, barrier-free