The '70s were turbulent times: wars from Nicaragua to Vietnam, the vote against the
Zwentendorf nuclear power plant, citizens' initiatives … the people stirred, something
moved. Free textbooks, the 40-hour workweek, legal abortion up to the first trimester
– all of these were hard-won achievements of the 1970s. What was new? What continued?
Embedded in the exhibition are five debate rooms, where individual visitors, families,
and basically everyone is welcome to address questions and debate in workshops or in
an encounter with other visitors.
Seven exhibition chapters provide insight into the colourful, turbulent 1970s against
the backdrop of contemporary issues and events. Aspiring to shape the future, the people
envisioned a better world to come.
“Work and education for everyone!”
Promises and breaks in the welfare state
“Everything must change!”
Movements, revolts, resistance
Daily life and the media
“Austria, island of bliss”
Of cold and hot wars
“Break what breaks you!”
Contested pasts and Nazi continuities
“The personal is political, the political is personal!”
“Museum for everyone!”
Exhibition utopias and the Museum of the Future
Five debate spaces, designed by visual artists, turn the exhibition into a forum
and contact zone.
What should we fight for? What needs to change?
Whose education? Whose future?
How do we create solidarity?
How should we live together?
Who is “everyone”?
Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition
March 19 to November 6 2016
Auftraggerin / Client
Team der Ausstellung
Kuratorinnen: trafo.K, Hannes Etzlstorfer
Ausstellungsarchitektur: GABU Heindl Architektur
Graphik: Toledo i Dertschei
content: (c) GABU Heindl Architektur 2016