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INSTITUTIONAL RACISM                                                    billboard-object in front of the Viennese state-opera
                                                   exhibition in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, 1997 
                                                   a project by Martin Krenn & Oliver Ressler 
deutsch / english

More infos:

The project "Institutional Racism"

"Institutional Rasism" by Helmut Draxler

Interviews on the Politics of Exclusion 

selected press-reviews:

Falter 42/97
taz 15./16. Nov.
Der Standard


Dienstleistung: Fluchthilfe 
a project by 
Oliver Ressler & Martin Krenn

other projects by 
Oliver Ressler:

the global 500
I'M Fired (IMF)
Nachhaltige Propaganda

other projects by 
Martin Krenn:



pagedesign by Martin Krenn

©1997/2000 by 
Ressler/Krenn and the authors

In order to bring institutional racisms (in the form of state regulated racisms) into the focus of public attention, a 3 x 3 x 3 m large poster object was placed in the Viennese city center in front of the State Opera from 14.10. - 27.11.1997. As this site is visited by numerous tourists, the poster object showed a sober text, superimposed over a photographed house facade, about the Austrian practice of remand pending deportation in German, English, and Italian.
The fourth side of the poster object informed in more detail (also in three languages) about the practice of remand pending deportation in this country under the headline "Facts worth knowing about Austria". The poster object was part of the project "Institutional Racisms" (Institutionelle Rassismen), which was continued as an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. 
There a video with leading officials from Austria and Germany, who we interviewed on remand pending deportation and other exclusion mechanisms, and information materials from anti-racist publications were shown.
Publication: self-published 1998, 32 p., german/engl. (order)