Paulus Jakob / Kollektiv Fischka
Paulus Jakob / Kollektiv Fischka
Paulus Jakob / Kollektiv Fischka




Die Presse

2.10.2016, 4pm

What happens when we call the IS a state? What do we connote with the party name of the Liberal Forum? And how do artists make use of so-called framing? A prominent panel surrounding anchorwoman Ulrike Weiser discussed questions such as these. The presidency election, which was to have been repeated this Sunday and was meanwhile postponed, did not change anything in the explosiveness and topicality of the theme – on the contrary. Thus, the
cornflower worn by the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) served more or less as an example of how frames of meaning can be deliberately used in order to influence public response. In the end, it’s not only a question of what’s being said but also how and in what context. The panel included Marcus Arige  (Halle34/Vice President of the Social Democratic Industrial Association, Spokesman for the Creative Industries), Nicolaus Schafhausen (Director of Kunsthalle Wien/ Exhibition Political Populism, 2015), Heide Schmidt (Liberal
Forum, former politician), Stefan A. Sengl (The Skills Group, Campaign Manager Heinz Fischer 2010), Milo Tesselaar (freims: contemporary consulting, Campaign Manager Irmgard Griss 2016).
PS: By the way, the cornflower might be held up as a prime example for integration, since it stems originally from the eastern Mediterranean region …