The Dignity of Man…

1.4.2014 - 31.5.2014

A joint exhibition project by the Cities of
Vienna | MUSA, Sarajevo | Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Brno | The Brno House of Arts

Opening in Vienna: Mon, 31.3.2014, 19:00 | duration: 1.4. – 31.5.2014
Opening in Sarajevo: Sat, 28.6.2014 | duration: 29.6. – 2.8.2014
Opening in Brno: Tue, 23.9.2014 | duration: 24.9. – 16. 11. 2014

…into your hands is given.
Keep and preserve it!
With you it sinks
with you it will arise. (The Artists, Friedrich von Schiller)

In 2014 Europe commemorates a number of significant historical events: a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I; 100 years ago Europe mourned the death of Bertha von Suttner, the first woman ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize; World War II broke out 75 years ago, and 25 years ago the Berlin Wall finally fell. The generation of witnesses, victims and perpetrators is disappearing, and one day there will be no one left who can (or could) tell the story of the war years in Europe, when human dignity was closer to faltering than ever before. Today the idea of a war raging across Europe seems utterly unrealistic to most of the continent’s population.

But is it, in fact? Which signs indicating a loss of dignity are addressed in artistic work? In which areas of social life can we see human dignity being violated? The very framework conditions considered indispensable for “dignity” in connection with human life are being undermined and dismantled in various different ways, which form the basis for the artistic reflections this international cooperation by the Cities of Vienna (Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna – MUSA), Sarajevo (Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Brno (The Brno House of Arts) is focused on.

MUSA offers a comprehensive range of free educational programmes for different population groups (students, apprentices, teachers, parents of small children, senior citizens, people with physical disabilities, other interested groups). It is therefore not possible to define a single, specific target group.

The catalogue will include translations into English and into the national language of the respective host city.

Gordana Anđelić-Galić, Jiři Anderle, Maja Bajević, Tanja Boukal, Margarete Cech-Munteanu, Vendula Chalánková, Sini Coreth & Johannes Raimann & Patryk Senwicki & Dominic Spitaler, Ramesch Daha, Christian Eisenberger, Manfred Erjautz, Matthias Herrmann, Lore Heuermann, Dagmar Hochová, Jochen Höller, Barbara Holub, Anna Jermolaewa, Dejan Kaludjerović, Johanna Kandl, Erfan Khalifa, Armin Klein, Marius Kotrba, Eva Koťátková, Antonín Kratochvil, Olga Alia Krulišova & Jana Mořkovská, Marc Mer, Michail Michailov, Mladen Miljanović, Barbara Musil, Gregor Neuerer, Damir Nikšić, Edin Numankadić, Drago Persić, Roman Petrović, Pode Bal, Lisl Ponger, Arnold Reinthaler, Gue Schmidt, Deborah Sengl, Milomir Kovačević (Strašni), Tsolak Topchyan, Borjana Ventzislavova & Miroslav Nicic & Mladen Penev, Corina Vetsch, Christian Wachter, Peter Weibel

The Dignity of Man…

Begin: 1.4.2014
End: 31.5.2014
curated by: Maja Abdomerović, Berthold Ecker, Roland Fink, Terezie Petišková, Jana Vránová
Opening: Mon, 31. March 2014, 19:00


MUSA  Museum  Start Gallery  Artothek
Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna
(next to the city hall)
Barrier-free access

Accessibility: U2 (Rathaus)
tram lines: D, 1 (Rathausplatz)

Opening Hours

Tue, Wed, Fri 11 am- 6 pm
Thur 11 am - 8 pm | Sat 11 am - 4 pm
Closed on Mon, Sun and holidays
Free entrance

Phone: +43 1 4000-8400
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-8400


From 21.11. on every Saturday from 2 pm to 3 pm you can go on a guided tour through the current exhibition without reservation and for free.

For information and reservation contact
+41 1 4000-84754