Institutionskritik an Museen und Datenbanken in der post-digitalen Wende



Alisa Beck , Gürsoy Doğtaş , Marc-Paul Ibitz , Astrid Poyer , Charlotte Reuß


  • 12 May 2022 15:30–19:30 Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich (Auditorium)
  • 13 May 2022 10:00–17:30 Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich (Auditorium)

General Text

This symposium organised by the IMAGE+ Platform for Open Art Education focuses on two interconnected failures of present-day art institutions. On the one hand, museums have vigorously concretized their already existing initiatives for digitising their collections and exhibition practice during the various lockdowns by advertising this promising virtualization with its expansion of participatory possibilities museums have boosted their accessibility and strengthened democratisation of their own institutions. In doing so, museums have adopted the entrepreneurial paradigm of a profit oriented Silicon Valley tech company without, however, making the associated advertising and sales mechanisms the subject of a critical debate. On the other hand, one has to mention the failings of an exclusivist, elitist and white art history and its implementation in art institutions. Neither have sufficiently reflected on their research or their collection and display policies for decades. This is true, in particular, with respect to vestiges of racism, antisemitism, antiziganism or antiableism and an orientation towards decolonial, queer, queer-feminist or intersectional criteria.


Baur, Helene , Neidhöfer, Andrea , Hande Sever , Carla Bobadilla , Thomas Trabitsch , Mike Pepi , Eva-Maria Gillich , João Enxuto , Erica Love , Nicole Kreckel , Isabel Seliger
 , Hidéo Snes , Eva Greisberger , Eva-Maria Schitter



  • Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich
  • Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
  • 1010 Wien
  • Österreich

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Published By: Astrid Poyer | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 10 May 2022, 15:08 | Edit Date: 24 November 2022, 09:06