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EuroArt in the MQ

During the Eurovision Song Contests 2015 the Kunsthalle Vienna, the MuseumsQuarter, the Leopold Museum, the mumok and the ORF - Austrian National Broadcasting invited 40 Artists to each transform one of the typical MQ-furnitures into an art object.

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MQ-object with foliation/installation CITOYEN/NE, Margit Nobis
In contrast to the German language, in French there are two words for citizens: the elitist Bourgeois – and the Citoyen as person of the civil society. The work CITOYEN/NE by Margit Nobis, is dedicated to this concept of 'mature public citizens, who are still relevant in today's "patronising society"'.

The sans-culottes of the French Revolution and a strong working class as well as personalities such as Pierre Bourdieu, Simone Signoret, Stéphane Charbonnier of Charlie Hebdo, the Enlightenment Salonnières Madame Geoffrin and many more are becoming emblematic icons of the Tricolore. France's traditional and meritorious role for an autonomous, independent and simultaneously public-spirited society cannot be appreciated enough.

CITOYEN/NE, Margit Nobis, 2015, digitale image collage/installation (detail)

During the foliation process of the MQ-object Enzi
The MQ furniture object was displayed and ready to be used from 16. to 27. May 2015 at the main court of the MuseumsQuartier. After the Eurovision Song Contest the furniture artworks were aacutioned at 27. May 2015 by auctioneer im Kinsky in favour of charity – the benefits were donated to the earthquake victims of Nepal (Nachbar in Not). Four artworks (amongst them CITOYEN/NE) were kept to be auctioned at christmas time 2015 in favour of 'Licht ins Dunkel' charity by the ORF television and the auctioneer Im Kinsky.
Photos © Bernadette Huber (1,5), © Margit Nobis (2,3,4)

Project credits: EuroArt at the MuseumsQuartier – a cooperation project by MuseumsQuarter Vienna, ORF, Leopold Museum, mumok, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria Tourism, ÖBB/Rail Tours and the artists
Patrick Baumüller, Anna-Maria Bogner, Kirsten Borchert, Christoph Buchegger, Gary Danner, Johannes Deutsch, Thomas Draschan, Christian Eisenberger, Daniel Ferstl, Benedikt Frass, Hans Glaser, Harald Grünauer, Bernadette Huber, Rudi Hübl, Kozek hörlonski/Thomas Hörl, Herr Juhann, Peter Kozek, Ulrike Köppinger, Ina Loitzl, Marko Markovic, Hannes Mlenek, Elena Muti, Jakob Neulinger, Margit Nobis, Matthias Noggler, Manfred Peckl, Peter Phobia, Rainer Prohaska, Liesl Raff, Resanita/Anita Fuchs & Resa Pernthaller, Elisa Rose, Tex Rubinowitz, Stylianos Schicho, Terese Schulmeister, Constanze Schweiger, Kamen Stoyanov, Lukas Troberg, André Wagner/Perlimpinpin, Nives Widauer, Irene Wölfl

Thanks to: Sanel Mrkalj from Folierung-Wien, Clemens Mock, Kerstin Bennier, Philipp Levar, Ulf Andersen (© original photo of Pierre Bourdieu), Andrea Zehetbauer, Robert Pfaller, Bernadette Huber, Andrea Traxler and Andreas Prinz


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