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Wieder und Wider

IF YOU VISITED Vienna’s Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK) in the middle of the second week of the exhibition “Wieder und Wider: Performance Appropriated” this past winter, you would have encountered seven slide projectors arranged in a row, of which three were running through a continuous cycle of images, and four were not yet operational. The projections were part of Sharon Hayes’s In the Near Future—Vienna, 2006, for which Hayes was staging seven “actions” at various locations in the Austrian capital over the course of a week, holding signs for causes specific to the city’s history of protest—ranging from the demonstrations against Austria’s right-wing government in 2000 to protests against nuclear power in the early 1980s to women’s rights marches of the ’70s. Hayes persuaded a different member of the public to document each day’s demonstration; the resulting images

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