Capitalism

It has become an all too common cliché that everyone from brokers to Uber drivers is employed under the model of the artist. Over and over, you hear that the boundaries between art, pop, and creative industries are blurring. What sets the artist apart from the non-artist? What sets the art object apart from other objects? A discussion with artists Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Simon Denny, and exhibition maker and gallerist Alexander Koch, moderated by Kolja Reichert.

 Installation view "KAYA V," Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna 2014 Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer Photo: Uli Holz

Installation view 
Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers, KAYA V, curated_by N.O.Madski, Vienna 2015 
Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer
Photo: Uli Holz

This years "curated_by vienna" addresses artistic strategies for a post capitalist era of perpetual crisis. From Bitcoin, to backroom selling, our writer explores what "Tomorrow is now" has to offer.

Claire Fontaine, Portrait; Courtesy Air de Paris, Paris / Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Is it possible these days to make political art within the existing art (market) system? That is precisely what the art collective Claire Fontaine have been been trying to do since their inception in 2004, though the odds may be stacked hopelessly against them.