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“If sports is the brother of labor, then art is the cousin of unemployment” (Thomas Kapielski)

The quote by Thomas Kapielski – which is also the title of this exhibition – attempts to describe what it’s like to live in a recession, focusing mainly on issues such as depression and youth unemployment.The artists will also attempt to address important issues such as: How does the state deal with artists in times of crisis? What is the place of art in society when there is a slowdown in economy? How do contemporary artists face the current situation and how do they envisage the future?

Greek and Austrian artists will exchange views on hot, controversial topics, initiating a lively debate. They will visualise their views through a variety of methods including paint, illustration, sculpture, performance and new media. The exhibition could be seen as an interface between economics, art and politics. The recipients will be encouraged to actively engage in discussions on current social conditions thereby developing critical awareness.

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If sports is the brother of labor…

Ismini Adami, Eleni Bagaki , Margarita Bofiliou, The Callas, Shirin Charlot, Cut and Scrape , Helene van Duijne, Marina Faust, Michael Fischer, Kerstin von Gabain, Marcus Geiger, Martin Grandits, Axel Huber, Anna Jermolaewa, Katerina Kana, Marika Konstantinidou, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Michael Lukas, Helmut Mark, Albert Mayr, Milan Mladenovic, Johann Neumeister, Kosmas Nikolaou, Katherina Olschbaur, Panos Papadopoulos, Elisabeth Penker, Rade Petrasevic, Chloe Potter, Quehenberger vs Elin, Björn Segschneider, Nino Stelzl, Lilli Thießen, Amalia Vekri, Sanja Velickovic, Paki Vlassopoulou, Selana Vronti, Krina Vronti, Valerios, Hans Weigand, Lukas Willmann, Woozy 

Panos Papadopoulos, Nino Stezl