::The programming of the Museumsquartier
Public Netbase is forced to move from its offices in
the Museumsquartier due to the refurbishment of the
buildings, while being kept in the dark about any possibilities
of returning, doubts emerged as to the overall objectives
of the Vienna Museumsquartier.
structural plan concerning a future "Quartier 21", drafted
by art journalists and curators Markus Wailand and Vitus
Weh, marked a clear turn in this development.
plan, which has meanwhile been approved by Federal Minister
Gehrer (ÍVP) and the Board, provides for an additional
segment of contemporary, critical and independent cultural
production in the Museumsquartier. This amounts to a
positive response to the request of all users to establish
the Quartier 21 independently from the general management
of the Museumsquartier, as the latter would have meant
a substantial restriction of institutional self-determination..
of the more important points of the plan is the offer
of a two year's lease contract, starting in March 2002,
to Public Netbase t0, whose work has enriched the Museumsquartier
over the past years and has attracted international
attention to this venue.