|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.