Five-year plan

The Danish art collective SUPERFLEX has concerned itself with value creation processes, alternative economies, self-organization and ethical action for many years. They are well-known among members of the art scene for their critical opinions.

In Graz and the Kunsthaus, the group will complete several projects over a total of five years.
In 2017, they started with C.R.E.A.M., the fetish ATM in the heart of the Kunsthaus Foyer. In 2018, SUPERFLEX created the Free Shop in Graz, 2019Number of Visitors (with Jens Haaning) was implemented at the main entrance, and in 2020 Lost Money / Handful followed. These projects all address the fetishization of money (C.R.E.A.M.), the collapse of value (Free Shop) and the factors of value in the Kunsthaus–which range from the value of an asset to symbolic value–(Number of Visitors). The finale will be a solo exhibition of works by the art collective, to be held in 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

Project, Temporary installation


Cash rules everything around me

22.11.2017-20.03.2022   >  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...


Free Shop


01.09.-25.09.2018   >  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...

Number of Visitors
Project, Installation

Number of Visitors

SUPERFLEX and Jens Haaning

01.01.2019-15.03.2022   >  Kunsthaus Graz

The installation aptly illustrates the conditions and criteria most cultural institutions have to meet for success today—the more visitors they attract, the better their chances are for funding and acceptance. more...

SUPERFLEX, Lost Money / Handful, 2019
Project, Temporary installation

Lost Money / Handful


23.09.2020-31.12.2022   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Foyer

Euro coins are distributed across the floor of the Kunsthaus forecourt and inside. However, these are firmly attached to the floor and cannot be lifted. more...

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