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Minopolis (The City of Children)

“Ruins live longer as they imply forsaking integrety. That is the defining charactaristc of everything that is alive: forsaking integrety, the willingness and the capacity to expand beyond onself, to hide away within oneself, to violate and redefine one’s own limits. ” (Marcus Steinweg, the critical city, 2017)

Ten artistic positions will be exhibited on the square in front of Minopolis, Vienna. Observations of a self-transforming area, an abandoned meeting point, which has turned into a transit. Spatial appropriations: a flag stretches out and a concrete wall turns into a castle, a simple line turns the ground into a field for play.
Minopolis was conceived as a ›playground‹ for children between 4 and 12 to be able to experience the adult working environment playfully. For working e.g. at the garbage collection (MA48), bakery (Ströck) or a bank (Raifeisenbank), they were payed in ›Eurolinos‹ and became part of the capitalistic system.
The ›indoor-theme park‹ was opened in 2005 and became insolvent in 2013 because of a lack of sponsorship. In 2017, Minopolis is a place — a none-place, an accommodation and a hideout, an ›indoor-drugstore‹.

Minopolis
Anonym
Minopolis
Barbara Hainz
Minopolis
Barbara Hainz
Minopolis
Felizitas Moroder
Minopolis
Johanna Charlotte Trede, Aline Sofie Rainer
Minopolis
Johanna Charlotte Trede
Minopolis
Johanna Charlotte Trede
Minopolis
Jonas Justen
Minopolis
Jonas Justen
Minopolis
Maximilian Schneider
Minopolis
Maximilian Schneider
Minopolis
Moritz Engelebert
Minopolis
Moritz Engelebert
Minopolis
Moritz Simons
Minopolis
Moritz Simons
Minopolis
Patrick Winkler
Minopolis
Simon Milke
Title: Minopolis (The city of children)
Artist: Moritz Englebert, Barbara Hainz, Jonas Justen, Simon Mielke, Felizitas Moroder, Aline Sofie Rainer, Maximilian Schneider, Moritz Simons, Johanna Charlotte Trede, Patrick Winkler, and “Anonym”
Date: October 28, 2017
Venue: 1220 Vienna

All images courtesy of the artists.

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