Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond
Vienna, Austria

Experiments
Formulations
Interpretations



Art is the membrane to what is not art.
Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond






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Comment ne pas être gouverné comme cela, par cela, au nom de ces principes-ci, en vue de tels objectifs et par le moyen de tels procédés, pas comme ça, pas pour ça, pas par eux. 
Michel Foucault
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© Anderwald + Grond

Sources:
© Michel Foucault, Was ist Kritik?
© KATH.NET-Katholische Internetzeitung, Gebet für Sebastian Kurz bei AWAKENING EUROPE in WIEN - 16.6.2019
© Süddeutsche Zeitung und Spiegel Online, Das Strache-Video
© Setuniman, On stage 1P1


Sources:
© Michel Foucault, Was ist Kritik?
© M-Prince, Girl finger gun
© Süddeutsche Zeitung und Spiegel Online, Das Strache-Video
© blimp66, Cartoon Hell


Sources:
© Michel Foucault, Was ist Kritik?
© ORF Wien Heute 21.06.2018, Rekrutierungsschwierigkeiten bei berittener Polizei
© ARD, Putins Olympia-Song: "Tierisch gern nackig" | extra 3 | NDR 
© paradiesfuerpferde, Dülmener Wildpferde – After The Fall
© Jose.darck.779, Red Alert 3 Soviet March 8 bit[1]

The Art of Being Governed


              The video art project The Art of Being Governed developed for Kunsthaus Graz and its social meadia communication channels is a pioneering art project in public digital space posing the question: ls it an art not to be governed to such an extend? Based on Michel Foucault's speech What is Critique?, Anderwald + Grond design 5 videos. Formally based on Alexander Kluges' minute films, they employ the principle of montage, whereas the question of how we do not want to be governed is juxtaposed with video images from the public digital space (e.g. YouTube) and reflected beyond the boundaries of their conventional levels of meaning.

              Throughout September 2019, the month in which the Austrian election campaign culminates in the National Parliament elections, these video contributions will be posted on advertising spaces on Facebook and Instagram, as well as on the social media channels of the Kunsthaus Graz. The Humanic advertisements (1969-1995), which brought contemporary art and literature into television advertising, are its historical model. This project functions in a similar way, although it operates in public digital space. 
       
           The Art of Being Governed is an innovative experiment by Anderwald + Grond in cooperation with the Kunsthaus Graz to reflect the platforms of Facebook and Instagram as art-producing media and to regain the public digital space for artistic expression. 

Disclaimer: The project team have made every effort to cite the authors of the remixed materials, videos and soundfiles correctly. We apologise for any inadvertent errors and omissions. Parties who nevertheless believe they can claim specific legal rights are invited to contact the project team via kunsthausgraz@museum-joanneum.at.

Mark
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Art Works! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation


              On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II the interdisciplinary project Art Works! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation connects the fields of arts-based research, political and cultural youth education, and remembrance cultures. Developed by Roman Fröhlich, wannseeForum Berlin, and Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond this project includes an international youth encounter with renowned European artists engaging young people in artistic research on the theme of resistance and liberation from fascism. Starting points for this project are songs, poems, graffiti or other artistic creations dedicated to the subject of resistance and liberation from the period between 1938 and 1945. In a process of research, critique, and reflection the young participants examine historical artworks and, supported by professional artists, move on to co-create their own artworks that connect the historical findings to the values needed in the here and now. Reflecting on these historical-cultural roots is key to understanding and appreciating today's Europe.
              More soon.