SUPERFLEX

Five-year plan

22.11.2017-22.11.2020



The Danish art collective SUPERFLEX has concerned themselves with value creation processes, alternative economies, self-organisation and ethical action for many years. They have been given the prestigious Hyundai Commission at the Tate Modern in London for 2018 and are well-known among members of the art scene for their critical opinions.

In Graz and the Kunsthaus, they will complete several projects over a total of five years.
In 2017, they start with C.R.E.A.M., the fetish ATM in the heart of the Kunsthaus Foyer. In 2018, SUPERFLEX create the Free Shop in Graz; 2019 Number of Visitors will be implemented and the SUPERSHOW will follow in 2020. These projects all address the fetishization of money (C.R.E.A.M.), the collapse of value (Free Shop), the multiplication of power (Power Toilets), the factors of value in the Kunsthaus – which range from the value of an asset to symbolic value – and the reversal of financial transactions (SUPERSHOW). The finale will be a solo exhibition of works by the art collective, to be held for 2021.

Five-year plan
By choosing to complete these projects over a span of five years, SUPERFLEX refers to the Five-Year Plan principle, which is an instrument that has been used to plan economic activities in countries that support Marxist-Socialist tenets. Five-year plans are centralized, set economic variables such as investment, prices and wages and include allocations and specifications for the production and services to be provided. SUPERFLEX is now applying this principle to the multi-year plan at the Kunsthaus.
 

 

The projects

Kunsthaus-ATM,
Project, Permanent installation

C.R.E.A.M.

Cash rules everything around me

22.11.2017-31.12.2022 > Kunsthaus Graz

People visiting the Kunsthaus and local businesses have expressed the desire for an ATM for many years. But the new cashpoint is more than just a simple cash dispensing machine. more...

Project

Free Shop

SUPERFLEX

01.09.-30.09.2018 > Kunsthaus Graz

SUPERFLEX started the Free Shop project in Bremen in 2003. It can in principle be carried out in any shop (from a greengrocer’s through to a pharmacy or a snack bar). When they go to the cash desk, customers are given a receipt totalling 0, i.e. they don’t have to pay for their purchases. more...

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