What role will museums play in the future? How socially relevant will they be?
The exhibition FUTURE undone will question potential future iterations of the museum and their conditions, based on an analysis of the historic and present situation. With this experiment, the interdisciplinary curatorial team will explore unknown futures and use fiction as part of a participative thought process.
The exhibits will question the concepts of display, reception, participation, barriers and digitalization in museums.
The exhibition presents imaginary future scenarios: The main character is a researcher from a fictitious academic field who investigates material finds in order to learn more about previous societies’ utopian concepts. At a deserted AIL in the distant future, she comes across the art collection from 2017 and tries to identify and classify the objects. The curators use this relationship between a future scientist and the present collection to address past, present and future conditions of museums for collecting, conserving, educating and exploring.
With artistic, creative and discursive contributions by:
Art Workers’ Coalition, John Akomfrah, Maja Bajevic, Anamarija Batista, Rosie Benn, Elisabeth Bernroitner, Maria Bilbao Herrera, Verena Blöchl, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Paul Bush, Barbara Buzanich-Pöltl, Santiago Calatrava, Paolo Caneppele, Binna Choi, Eyal Danon, Marius Fischer, Noah Fischer, Johanna Folkmann, Katharina-Anna Götzendorfer, Guerrilla Girls, Tanja Happel, Alexandra Hopf, Sarah Howorka, Lea Jank, Anna Jermolaewa, joechlTRAGSEILER, Friedrich Kiesler, Liliane-Sarah Kölbl, Cornelia Kolmann, Rem Koolhaas, Annette Krauss, Nina Kugler, Henning Larsen, Edwin Lipburger, Marko Lulic, Franziska Maderthaner, Ruth Mateus-Berr, Ariana McManus, Julio Orta, Dan Perjovschi, Diana Rangel, Andreas Reichinger, Michael Salge, Markus Schinwald, Marlene Thimet, Ulrike Truger, Shobha Untersteiner, Agnès Varda, Anton Vidokle, Arye Wachsmuth, Elisa Witzeling
Photos 1–5: Zunderzwo, Photo 6: Alicia Pawelczak