Exhibition, Lecture, Film screening, Event / Action / Happening / Party / Walk / Intervention, Public space


So 24.9., 19.30 Branko Milanovic (USA)
Fr 6.10., 19.30 Zygmunt Bauman (P/GB)
Sa 14.10., 19.30 Slavoj Zizek (SI)

Neue Galerie Graz

Production specifics
Koproduktion Neue Galerie Graz & steirischer herbst

The world's population is growing above all in cities. 3.2 billion people live in cities. Roughly the same number of people live in the megacities and hypercities of India, Brazil and China as in the total area of Europe and North America together.

However, as cities are no longer job machines, out of a population of eight billion, about one billion people live in slums: makeshift dwellings, unreliable access to energy and water, no sanitation, precarious conditions of ownership, no health or social insurance, unemployment … The Nigerian capital Lagos is the hub in a corridor of shanty towns extending from Abijan (Ivory Coast) to Ibadan (Nigeria) that is regarded as the largest contiguous area of urban poverty 70 million people live there. It is to be assumed that this development will continue and that, structurally, such urban regressions will also spill over into Europe.

These conditions of the "Planet of the Slums" (Mike Davis) and "Wasted Lives" (Zygmunt Bauman) will be presented and examined in lectures, announced and unannounced actions in public space and photo, film and video presentations.

Kuratorin / Kurator: Peter Weibel
Kuratorin / Kurator: Günther Holler-Schuster
Kuratorin / Kurator: Christa Steinle
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: HA Schult
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Armin Linke
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: El Perro Santiago Diaz
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Dionisio Gonzales
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Guy Tillmim
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Branko Milanovic
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Zygmunt Bauman
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Slavoj Zizek