Vienna

Olivier Zabat, Zona Oeste, Video, 41min, color, France, 2000.

Olivier Zabat, Zona Oeste, Video, 41min, color, France, 2000.

Vienna

You Are the World

Künstlerhaus Wien
Karlsplatz 5
June 1–June 24, 2001

Sixteen years after Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie gave us “We Are the World,” that chart-topping anthem of global conscience, a chorus of curators headed by Wiener Festwochen codirector Hortensia Völckers is singing a different tune. As part of this year’s citywide cultural festival, nearly seventy artists—including Anri Sala, Elias Khoury, and Dorit Margreiter—examine the “cultural and political, ethnic and economic fault lines of globalization” as well as “specific living conditions, specific places, and specific biographies” on the shrinking world map. Most of the participants have conceived works specially for the show. June 1–24.

Translated from German by Sara Ogger.