steirischer herbst
33% Performance
33% Visual Arts
33% Theory

The world's population is growing above all in cities. 3.2 billion people live in cities. Roughly the same number of people live in the megacities and hypercities of India, Brazil and China as in the total area of Europe and North America together.
However, as cities are no longer job machines, out of a population of eight billion, about one billion people live in slums: makeshift dwellings, unreliable access to energy and water, no sanitation, precarious conditions of ownership, no health or social insurance, unemployment … The Nigerian capital Lagos is the hub in a corridor of shanty towns extending from Abijan (Ivory Coast) to Ibadan (Nigeria) that is regarded as the largest contiguous area of urban poverty 70 million people live there. It is to be assumed that this development will continue and that, structurally, such urban regressions will also spill over into Europe.
These conditions of the "Planet of the Slums" (Mike Davis) and "Wasted Lives" (Zygmunt Bauman) will be presented and examined in lectures, announced and unannounced actions in public space and photo, film and video presentations.

lectures by:
Branko Milanovic
Zygmunt Bauman
Slavoj Zizek

Co-produced by Neue Galerie Graz & steirischer herbst

23/09 - 15/10
Tue - Sun 10a.m. - 6.00p.m.
Thu 10.00a.m. - 8.00p.m.

Neue Galerie
Armin Linke/Paola Di Bello (I), El Perro Santiago Diaz (E), Susan Chales de Beaulieu/Jean Baptiste Farkas (F), Dionisio Gonzalez (E), Kazuo Katase (JP), Ou Ning & Cao Fei (CN), HA Schult (D) and Guy Tillim (ZA).

Curated by
Peter Weibel (A)
Günther Holler-Schuster (A) & Christa Steinle (A)

Sun 24/09, 7.30p.m. Branko Milanovic (USA)
Fri 06/10, 7.30p.m. Zygmunt Bauman (P/GB)
Sa 14/10, 7.30p.m. Slavoj Zizek (SI)
(Canceled!: Sun 15/10, 7.30p.m. Mike Davis (USA))

Sun 24/9, 6.00p.m. Guy Tillim, photographer; living in Johannesburg (ZA)
Sun 1/10, 7.30p.m. Armin Linke, photographer; living in Milan (I)
Sat 7/10, 7.30p.m. HA Schult, action- and installation-artist; living in Cologne (D)
Fri 6/10, 18.00 El Perro Santiago Diaz, artist group with multimedia influence from Madrid (E)

Neue Galerie Graz