THINGS is an exhibition for performances, located in a second-hand store in Vienna. The artists were asked to reflect on the link between property and construction of identity.
Curated and orchestrated by Anat Stainberg, with contribution from the artists; Hans Bryssinck, Radek Hewelt, Otobong Nkanga, Yasmina Haddad, Jan Maertens, Burkhard Stangl and Martin Siewert.
Property is nothing but a basis of expectation; the expectation of derivingcertain advantages from a thing which we are said to possess [. . .]. It is not material, it is metaphysical; it is a mere conception of the mind.
Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) Philosopher and legal theorist.