This conversation has one rule: to talk only about the future, rather than about the past. As a process of permanent interdependence, in Philippe Parreno's universe, artwork, film, concert and conversation are all part of an artistic manifestation to-be and can generate an exhibition. To give voice to the future is to imagine the possible. And if a voice comes from the future, it might be a prophecy.
To coincide with the questions about the future that the Wiener Festwochen have chosen to address, the festival has invited four personalities to give inspiring keynote presentations. Drawing on outstanding artistic, curatorial and academic practices, the lectures held on four consecutive evenings are certain to unleash the imagination.
As part of the Predictably Unpredictable lab, which reflects on the festival of the future, the issues raised will be explored further the following day. The keynotes are part of MITTEN am Abend, a four-day series that combines lectures, performances and music into a highly diverse programme.