Opening, April 19, 2005, 7 pm
Exhibition, April 20 – May 5, 2005
The exhibition Non Public Spaces deals with spaces which are usually not open to ordinary citizens. These chosen places have a special political, economic or social significance. At first, these spaces seem irrelevant to our lives, but on closer inspection we become more conscious of their connection to our everyday life. They are an integral part of people’s lives and the state’s power to regulate them. The mapping of these places spans from the mortuaries of forensic medicine, archives which constitute state identity, central computer rooms where population related data are registered and processed, police arsenals securing the execution of state power, strong rooms to store state assets, art depots signifying cultural representation, scientific laboratories establishing and controlling elementary physical values, to news studios constituting interfaces to the public, and other significant places in state and global contexts.
Ernst Logar (b. Austria, 1965) lives and works in Vienna.
Curated by Christian Kravagna and Hedwig Saxenhuber.