The exhibition is produced by Camera Austria, Graz. Curated by Reinhard Braun

On invitation of Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, and within the realm of "austria at arco"
Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber show a selection of current projects at Sala Juana Mordó formerly shown in the exhibition "LIVE LIKE THIS! at Camera Austria, Graz, October to November 2005.

"VIVIR PARA VER" outlines Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber´s long-term engagement with the processes restructuring the city into this uneven landscape of neoliberal spaces, national spaces, and self-organized communities. Launched from multiple geographic scales, these processes are no new phenomena. The projects represent the sites where the global project of neoliberalism hits localized and nationalized contexts and is either absorbed into the culturally and place-specific contexts of Europe, North America, and South America or is met with forms of living, organizing, and dwelling that reject or confound the market-driven policies and atomizing effects of the neoliberalization of urban space.
They trace the transformation of modernist spaces and the widening disjuncture between the beleaguered promises of modernity and the lived effects of neoliberalism. And the much-criticized history of modernism, particularly of modernist architecture and urban planning, provides a condensed studio for revisiting the modernity debates and understanding the kinds of losses and victories that have seeped into the groundwater of globalization.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue (Spanish) with a text by Reinhard Braun.

February 2, 2006
February 3 - March 12, 2006
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid

Recent publication:
BitterWeber: LIVE LIKE THIS !

With texts by Catherine David, Reinhard Braun, Jeff Derksen and Neil Smith, as well as an artists' talk with Bik Van der Pol [Liesbeth Bik, Jos van der Pol], Ken Lum, Andrea Geyer, Jayce Salloum, Marina Grzinic, David Thorne and Julia Meltzer (The Speculative Archive).
Engl. / Germ., 196 pages,
edited by Reinhard Braun.
Edition Camera Austria 2005.
EUR 27,00

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Further information and press images:
Reinhard Braun, T. +43 / (0) 316 / 81 55 500