17. 05.14 – Our guerrilla performance “Attention Economy 2” was a public statement addressed to Kunsthalle Wien.






It was conceived as a response to their exhibition “Attention Economy”, which was clearly a direct imitation of the artistic concept of our poster campaign.


The current copycat concept/project “Attention Economy” (Schafhausen / Trommer / Kunsthalle Wien—it had previously only been presented in an publication at www.sternbergpress.com/index.php?pageId=1470&bookId=364&l=en) was presented a few months after our public space project. This prompted us to perform our “Attention Economy 2,” which questions art world hierarchies.

Nevertheless, Nicolaus Schafhausen inspired us to exceed a critical limit, “beyond the rules of the game”, and that is what makes the collaboration curator-artist precious, intentionally or unintentionally.


Are curators and museum directors competing with artists now or have they just run out of fresh ideas?! What do you think?


Link to our project (March 3 – April 3, 2014) : http://www.fxxxx.me/2013/03/prayer/

Link to Kunsthalle Wien project: http://www.kunsthallewien.at/?event=63245-attention


At least and not last FUCKi̶s̶m̶ affirms the urgency of an art that points to and helps build alternatives. It stands for critical cooperation that provokes, scrutinizes, responds, and strikes up a conversation in the contemporary art scene.


For the FEMINi̶s̶m̶TC: ПРЕЙЪР, a project funded by KÖR Public Art GmbH, Toshain / Ceeh have invited acclaimed as well as young international artists to create slogans and statements based on the MANIFESTO of FEMINi̶s̶m̶TC. The artist duo transformed them into four thousand manually coated noctilucent A1-sized posters.


Displayed in public spaces (streets, fences, public squares, metro stations) for a period of one month (March 3 – April 3, 2014), they created luminescent switch points of views and controversial thought around the city. Vienna’s 23 districts turned into an exhibition space for artist statements that were sent on a journey of their own as site specific artifacts.


Slogans by:
 Marina Abramovic (US), Linda Bilda (AT), Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova (RO/ SK), Boris Ondreicka (SK), KIWA (EE), Siggi Hofer (AT/ IT), Slava Mogutin (U.S./ RU), Olaf Nicolai (DE), VALIE EXPORT (AT), Iv Toshain (BG), Anna Ceeh (RU/ AT)