“Art = Capital”, as Joseph Beuys put it. This succinct formula summed up his understanding of the world: “The only revolutionary force is the power of human creativity.”
Based on Beuys’s notion of capital, the exhibition “Who Pays?” takes a look at changing ideas of money and capital and the associated transformation of meanings and values. It brings together a number of exponents from the 1960s to the present, allowing the visitor to explore a core question of society from different angles.
Societies, particularly Western societies, currently appear to be in a state of fundamental upheaval. There are many and diverse approaches that reflect these changes, seeing them as a potential and opportunity for a more sustainable future. What is the role of the concept of capital in this context? And what “capital” role can art play? The title of the exhibition “Who Pays?” is based on fluorescent sign created by the artist group RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co).
A production of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, in cooperation with the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen (D), that will be presenting the Archive of Social Sculpture of the Achberger Kreis.
Programme of events in cooperation with Haus Gutenberg, Balzers (FL), Zukunftswerkstatt (FL), TAK Theater am Kirchplatz, Schaan (FL), Bildungshaus Arbogast, Götzis (A), Institut planoalto, Untereggen (CH) and Talente Akademie, Hohenems (A).
Ovidiu Anton, Gianfranco Baruchello, Joseph Beuys, Susanne Bosch, Marcel Broodthaers, Filipa César, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hammons, Diango Hernández, Thomas Hirschhorn, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Mark Lombardi, Alicja Kwade, Thomas Lehnerer, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Christof Salzmann