The title “The Society Without Qualities” has a double meaning: an indictment of a state that fails to provide a life of quality for its citizens but it also – and for most people probably foremost – an evocation of Robert Musil’s masterpiece “The Man Without Qualities” (1930–1942), the novel in which an indifferent protagonist, Ulrich, leaves it to the outside world to form his character. In “The Society Without Qualities,” it is society rather than the human being that is deliberately left blank. Curated by Lars Bang Larsen, the show includes work by Thomas Bayrle (Frankfurt), Samuel R. Delany (New York), Charlotte and Sture Johannesson (Skanör), Jakob Kolding (Berlin) and many others. The Society Without Qualities is part of the project The New Model: An Inquiry, initiated by Maria Lind and Lars Bang Larsen in 2011 that centers around the 1968 project by Palle Nielsen in the Moderna Museet where children were asked to construct their own social model. The Society Without Qualities revisits key themes and central concerns of this momentous project such as artistic research, the right to the city, the child as an active historical subject, and the critical use of the art institution.