Fluchthilfe und Du?, Installation view, Secession 2014, Photo: Oliver Ottenschläger

Utopian Pulse – Urgent Alternatives: Utopian Moments – Façade

A research project by Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler

In collaboration with a group of international artist-curators

February 20 – November 2, 2014

While the exhibitions Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom are on view, large banners created by the artist-curators will be displayed on the Secession’s façade in weekly alternation from September to November 2014.

Urgent Alternatives: Utopian Moments is part of the exhibition Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. In the run-up to the exhibition series, seven large-format banners will be presented on the Secession building’s façade between February and September 2014. The uprisings, occupations, and social movements that have emerged in the past several years constitute the unifying theme of Urgent Alternatives: Utopian Moments. Utopian thinking has recently made a comeback powered by a new sense of urgency. Because the idea that things could just go on the way they have really is wishful thinking.