Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

The academy is getting a new visual identity. In addition, our website will be technically revised, further developed and adapted step by step. We thank our visitors for their patience. You can find more information to the corporate design on the microsite.

To the microsite

Skip to content. Skip to navigation.
]a[ exhibition space
Date | 17.05.2019, 5.00 p.m.
Venue | xE – Exhibition room of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Eschenbachgasse 11, Corner Getreidemarkt, 1010 Vienna

As part of the exhibition DARK ENERGY. Feminist Organizing, Working Collectively


Annette Krauss and the shifting team at Casco Art Institute, Unlearning Exercises, 2016, istallation view We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning, Casco Art Institute, Utrecht, 2016, photo: Niels Moolenaar


Fri, 17.05., 5.00 p.m.
Guided tour by the curators Andrea Haas and Julia Wieger

Fri, 17.05., 6.00 p.m.
Book launch: Unlearning Exercises: Art Organizations as Sites for Unlearning
published by Binna Choi, Annette Krauss, Yolande van der Heide, Liz Allan, Valiz/Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, 2018

Introduction by Anette Krauss and Yolande van der Heide in conversation with Stephanie Misa.

Learning is often progress-oriented, institutionally driven, and focused on the accumulation of knowledge, skills, and behavior. In contrast, unlearning is directed toward embodied forms of knowledge and the (un)conscious operation of ways of thinking and doing. Unlearning denotes an active critical investigation of normative structures and practices in order to become aware and get rid of taken-for-granted “truths” of theory and practice. This book shares the process of unlearning, taking art and art institutions as sites for unlearning and Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons as an experimental case.