Gemeinwohl_©Magdalena Fritsch 2017_2

Act 2 – the Law of Common Goods / Akte 2 – Das Gesetz des Gemeinwohls

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where Altes Museum | Gomperzgasse 1-3
what   exhibition
when  June 2 -17
Sun, 10 June, 5 pm: guided tour with curators
Wed, 13 June, 5 pm:  Art education programme with students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Contributors Magdalena Fritsch (AT), Sophie Lingg (AT)

Act 2: The law of common good – Democracy between utopia and discomfort
Populist tendencies shift the debate in the political discussion and influence the tone in the current society. Recently, in democratic societes it was valid what is evident, today real is what is stated. In the framework of the exhibiton contribution „Act 2: The law of common good  – Democracy between utopia and discomfort“, curated by Magdalena Fritsch and Sophie Lingg, the law of common good is implemented  and transforms the exhibition space into a place for reflection about current developments in society. The exhibition space is breeding ground for artistic-societal exploration of law and connects art with diverse knowledge fields. In discussions and art works the question of common good, of what binds society together, is posed.

Sun, 3 June, 5 pm: Discussion I Common good language
What does it mean to use the language of law in order to write a fictious law? What risks go along with generalization? How dangerous is abbreviating speech?
What verbal strategies are used by right wing extremists? Are they shifts of meaning? How is the emotion constructed in politics and media? How can differentiated speech find attention in the .. of everyday life? What role should language play in community liviing?
What is the appropriate reaction to the shortened speech in social media channels?

Sun, 3 June 7 pm: Discussion II Common good counter-narratuve
What is the relationship between Social Media (positive side) and the democraticizing of knowledge? Can private, collaborative archives function as knowledge hub and what kind of chances are offered by decentralizing the archive? How can alternative narratives to hegemonic history made be usable in society?

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