BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World

On the basis of which values can the utopia of an economically and socially just and fair as well as ecologically sustainable future become reality? “With the possibilities of art, design, and architecture, the VIENNA BIENNALE will contribute to shaping a future based on values,” Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and initiator and head of the VIENNA BIENNALE, states. Artists, designers, and architects from all continents will take a stance towards the future we really want. The VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE: BRAVE NEW VIRTUES. Shaping Our Digital World will focus on brave visions on handling artificial intelligence and new technologies, on shaping innovative (urban) ways of work, on new ways of living (together), and on responsible consumption.

6 p.m., MAK Columned Main Hall
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK, and Head of the VIENNA BIENNALE
Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vanessa Joan Müller, Head of Dramaturgy, Kunsthalle Wien
Angelika Fitz, Director, Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Gerhard Hirczi, General Manager, Vienna Business Agency
Mária Rišková, Director, Slovak Design Center Bratislava

Timetable Public Opening Night
5.30 p.m., Doors open at the MAK
6 p.m., VIENNA BIENNALE opening speeches at the MAK
Exhibitions open until 10 p.m.
7.30 p.m., Opening speeches at the AIL – Angewandte Innovation Lab
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna
Exhibition open until 10 p.m.
8.30 p.m., Opening speeches at the Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Exhibitions at the Museumsquartier and Karlsplatz open until 10 p.m.
OPENING PARTY at the MAK until 11 p.m.
DJ lineup with Tonica Hunter and DJ FOR BOOKING CALL
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Kunsthalle Wien
Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Vienna Business Agency
Associate Partner
Slovak Design Center
Research Partner
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology



Free admission to the opening




During our exhibition openings or events, photographs and videos are regularly taken and recorded by the MAK and other parties and published i.a. on the website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) of the MAK and other parties. Persons participating in exhibition openings and events or entering the MAK’s premises thereby give their consent to the publication of such photographs and videos, without remuneration and without the persons concerned expressly granting such permission.


TUE, 28.05. / 18:00 – 23:00


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