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Erinnerung, Trauma, Widerstand, Veränderung
Gegenwärtigkeit, trans­nationale Verflechtungen und Geschichtspolitiken in der Kunstvermittlung

Vortrag, 19. September 2019
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
IKL Karl-Schweighofer Gasse 3, 1070 Wien
11.00, Raum 3.06

Die Vergangenheit ist das Problem der Gegenwart. Erinnerung ist das um­kämpfte Terrain von Ideologien und Interessen. Kunst artikuliert Verhält­nisse zur Vergangenheit. Kunst mobilisiert Erinnerung. Kunstvermittlung ist nicht nur Teil der kritischen Aufarbeitung und Reflexion dieser Verhältnisse, sondern auch handelnde Akteur_in in der Veränder­barkeit und Veränderung dieser Verhältnisse. Erinnerungs-Aktivismus bringt Denk- mäler zu Fall, führt zur Errichtung neuer Museen, klagt Reparation ein, fordert Repatriation. Transnationale Verflechtungen im Erinnerungs-Aktivismus und seinen Geschichts­­politiken erörtert der Vortrag an Hand von aktuellen Entwicklungen in Berlin, Cape Town, Seoul und Wien. Die Wunden, Traumata, und Konflikte der Vergangenheit sind die Wunden, Traumata, und Konflikte der Gegenwart. Der Vortrag reflektiert deren Gegenwärtigkeit und Vergegenwärtigung in kunstvermittelnder Erinnerungsarbeit und Trauerarbeit als Aufgabe und Herausforderung für kunstbasierte, forschungsgeleitete und gesellschaftlich involvierte Praxis in der Lehre und im Kuratieren.

5. Septemer 2019, 17:00–18:30
Haus der Statistik, Otto-Braun-Str. 70, Berlin

For this reading session, Urban Gossip host Elke Krasny – cultural theorist, urban researcher, curator, author and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria – and one of the editors, together with Angelika Fitz and Az W Architekturzentrum Wien, of Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet (MIT Press, 2019). Today, architecture and urbanism are capital-centric, speculation-driven, and investment-dominated. In response to this and rooted in a radical care perspective that always starts from the given, in the midst of things, the book is an edited collection of essays and illustrated case studies that offers an alternative vision in architecture and urbanism that focuses on caring for a broken planet.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/critical-care

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New Zealand Institute of Architects APL Design Series
NZIA APL Design Series
Christchurch Art Gallery
Montreal Street
Christchurch

I will be giving lectures on Critical Care, the research I did on Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet, together with Angelika Fitz at the Az W Architekturzentrum Wien in Auckland on August 12, in Wellington on August 13, and in Christchurch on August 14. The other speakers are Lindley Naismith & Jane Aimer – Scarlet Architects and Patrick Clifford Architectus.

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Critical Care – Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet, Installation view Az W Architekturzentrum Wien. Photo by Peter Putz.

Liljestrand Foundation, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Design Conversation Series:
Brigitte Shim & Elke Krasny present
“Building Our Collective Memory – The House / Museum”

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

The modern house has been the site for great experiments and invaluable exploration in new ways of living. The House / Museums exist in different forms around the world. Liljestrand House has transformed from a single family house to a new House / Museum. It is amongst a growing number of global house museums that provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the radical types of spatial innovations that have been explored through the house in the modernist period.

We hope you will join us for Brigitte & Elke’s “Building Our Collective Memory – The House / Museum” presentation and conversation. Together, they will present a range of significant House / Museums around the world providing a context to the important work being done at Liljestrand House. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with them throughout this informal discussion and cocktail event at the inspired setting of the Liljestrand House. 

info [at] liljestrandhouse.org | (808) 537-3116
3300 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822

 

Interiors Buildings Cities — Lecture, 21 December, 2018, 12:45-15:45

Delft University of Technology, Architecture of the Interior, Room C
Julianalaan 134, Delft, The Netherlands

Looking forward to giving a lecture on ’Intimate Publics: Feminist Spatial Practices’ at Interiors Buildings Cities. We will explore the politics of intimacy and discuss how feminist spatial practices contribute to activism in domestic and public space.

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Symposium, November 30–December 02, 2018
Belvedere 21, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Since 2017 women are marching again. Their activism is taking them to the streets, to speaking out, to giving testimony, to blogging, to connecting transnationally via social media. The f-word stirs heated discussions in mainstream media. #MeToo has spurred action on sexual violence. We may well be witnessing the emergence of a new feminist movement. This is owed to rising misogyny, queerphobia, transphobia, racism, xenophobia, exploitative labour conditions, a crisis in reproduction, and a new order of gender politics linked to the rise of the global right. Time to reconsider feminisms in plural and their histories, including those of art making and curating, as they relate to past revolutions, in particular the 1968 year of revolt and protests. Movements in Feminism / Feminisms in Movement: Urgencies, Emergencies, Promises connects current developments in feminist art practice, curating, and cultural production to larger societal and political trends just as much as to translocal, transhistorical, and global matters of feminist concern. Key are feminist politics as they are committed to antiracist, anti-capitalist, and decolonizing struggles. Movements in Feminism / Feminisms in Movement: Urgencies, Emergencies, Promises takes place in the framework of Joint Ventures. A public program on the relevance of 1968 in the present day at Belvedere 21 and includes two screening programs and a two-day event of lectures, workshops, conversations, collective writing, and networking activities. 
 
Curated by Elke Krasny, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Luisa Ziaja, Curator for Contemporary Art at Belvedere, Vienna; together with Lara Perry, School of Humanities, University of Brighton and Dorothee Richter, Director of PhD in Practice in Curating at the ZHdK / University of Reading and Head of MAS in Curating at Zurich University of the Arts www.curating.org. Screening program curated by Claudia Slanar, Curator Blickle Cinema and Blickle Video Archive at Belvedere 21. 

A collaboration between the Program Art and Education at the Institute for Education in the Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Belvedere 21. Supported by Municipal Department 57 – Vienna Women’s Affairs (MA 57)

All lectures and talks in English.
Tea, coffee, water, fruits and food during breaks. 
Free entry. 

Due to limited seating we kindly ask for registration.
Registration

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 | 6.30 to 9 pm

Screening
Ashley Hans Scheirl, Dandy Dust, AT/UK 1998, 94 min., English OV with German subtitles
Followed by a conversation between Ashley Hans Scheirl and Claudia Slanar

Friday, 30 November 2018 | 2 to 9.30 pm

2-2.30 pm Welcome and introduction 
Stella Rollig (General Director of the Belvedere and Belvedere 21)
Andrea B. Braidt (Vice Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)
Movements in Feminism / Feminisms in Movement: Urgencies, Emergencies, Promises
Luisa Ziaja, Elke Krasny, Lara Perry and Dorothee Richter

2.30-3.30 Lecture
Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, Lucretia Revisited. On Rape
Moderated by Luisa Ziaja

4-5 pm Performance Lecture
Neda Hosseinyar, Marissa Lôbo, Stephanie Misa, Catrin Seefranz, Unruly Thinking: A Performance Lecture
Moderated by Elke Krasny 

5.30-7 pm Lectures
Magda Lipska, NIEPODLEGŁE: Women, Independence and National Discourse. Or how Women Are Depicted in National Narratives?
Elke Krasny, Feminist Transnationalism: The Activist as Curator
Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Intersectionality and Transnational Feminism in Françoise Dasques’ Documentary La Conférence des femmes—Nairobi (1985)
Moderated by Lara Perry 

8-9.30 pm Lecture
Françoise Vergès, The Black Woman’s Womb. Care, Capital, Race, Feminism
Moderated by Elke Krasny

Saturday, 1 December 2018 | 10.30 am to 8 pm

11 am-1 pm Workshop
Public Feminisms Forum. Collectively: Thinking, Speaking, Writing
With Anschläge (Lea Susemichel), AUF (Eva Geber, Marietta Schneider), Ona B., Bliss (Marlene Bürgerkurator Engel), Johanna Braun, Frauenhetz (Birge Krondorfer), Lena Fritsch, Intakt (Stella Bach, Julia Bugram, Susanne Kompast), Kunst und Kind (Vasilena Gankovska, Hansel Sato), Sophie Lingg, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Raum (Christine Zwingl), MenstruationsNetzwerk (Valentina Mitterer), Migrationsskizzen (Carla Bobadilla), Miss Balthazar’s Laboratory (Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Stephanie Wuschitz), ÖGGF (Romana Hagyo), Iver Ohm, RitClique (Erica Fischer), Salon Talk (Dudu Kücükgöl, Anna Mendelssohn), Juliane Saupe, Basak Senova, Sorority (Sandra Nigischer, Martina Schlöggl), Melinda Tamas, VBKÖ (Stephanie Misa, Ruby Sircar), Wienwoche (Nataša Mackuljak, Ivana Marjanovic), Wirsindfeige.org (Maren Blume, Magdalena Fischer, Franziska Kabisch, Sophie Utikal).
The workshop is based on texts written by all the contributors. Workshop run by Elke Krasny and Claudia Lomoschitz. 

2-3.30 pm Lectures
Birgit Bosold / Vera Hofmann, Concerted Actions: Women*s Year at Schwules Museum Berlin 2018
Katharina Koch, Revolt She Said. Perspectives and Questions on Feminist Art Curating and Anti-Hegemonic Production of His/Herstories
Moderated by Dorothee Richter

4-5 pm Lectures
Lara Perry, Viewing Women’s Work in the Art Museum
Dorothee Richter, Artistic and Curatorial Turns, Care and Accelerated Capitalism. From the Sixties to Contemporary Practices in Feminist Perspectives. A Tour de Force
Moderated by Elke Krasny

5.15-6.15 pm Lectures
Noit Banai, Biopolitical Regimes of Feminism: 1938 – 1968 – 2018
Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Who is a Revolutionary?
Moderated by Luisa Ziaja

6.30-8 pm Workshop
Neda Hosseinyar, Marissa Lôbo, Stephanie Misa, Catrin Seefranz, Contagious Ideas: A Night School Workshop

Sunday, 2 December 2018 | 2 to 4 pm

2-3 pm Reflecting Movements in Feminism/Feminisms in Movement. A Collective Conversation

3-4 pm Screening
Françoise Dasques, La Conférence des Femmes – Nairobi 1985, F 1985, 60 min., English and French OV partly with Engl. subtitles

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Part of the public program on the relevance of 1968 in the present day organized by Belvedere 21

1968 brings to mind social change, insurrection, and liberation, an eventful period of worldwide protests, dismantling authoritarian structures, and creating alternative social models. The public program Joint Ventures, takes place over seven weekends between May and December and will examine how things stand today with regard to the socio-political achievements and demands of the movements of 1968.

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Supported by Municipal Department 57 – Vienna Women’s Affairs (MA 57)

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Shifting Sites: Territories and Space, University of Applied Arts Vienna
9-10 November, 2018

VENUE: Department of Site-Specific Art/Ortsbezogene Kunst
Paulusplatz 5, 2nd floor, 1030 Vienna, Austria

FRI, 09.11.18 

3 pm | Joint visit to Haus der Geschichte Österreich
Meetingpoint: Main entrance Österreichische Nationalbibliothek,Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Wien

7 pm | Exhibition Opening, Activate the Territories, Paulusplatz 5, 1030 Wien
Welcome Gerald Bast (Rector), Paul Petritsch (Head of the Department)
Introduction (Johanna Tinzl, Mechtild Widrich)
Bar Planet Polyester (The Gabi, The George, The Heri, and The Students)

SAT, 10.11.18

2 pm | Welcome (Paul Petritsch)
Introduction, Shifting Sites: Territories and Space (Mechtild Widrich)

2.30 pm | Elke Krasny, Territory of Care. A Planetary Perspective in Architecture and Urbanism

3 pm | Beti Žerovc, Can the High Modernism of Yugoslav Monuments Be Viewed as a Trojan Horse of Capitalism in Socialism?

3.30 pm | Coffee Break

5 pm | Dora Imhof, Imaginary Islands. A Journey Around Andreas Gursky’s Dubai World

5.30 pm | Inge Hinterwaldner, From Heavenly Maneuvers to Atmospheric Turmoil. Aesthetic, Political, and Ecological Dimensions of Sky Art and Space Art

6 pm | Round Table, Concluding panel with participants
The lectures are accompanied by students’ interventions.

7.30 pm | Dinner with all participants, the team and students
Moped, Salmgasse 23, 1030 Wien

Lecture at at Feminist Histories, Radical Women,
MASP Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, November 12, 2018

Gathering Feminist Resisters: Assemblies, Dinners, Salons, and Tribunals
Curatorial labour can be understood as a work of gathering that brings together non-humans and humans. While curatorial history writing, including critical feminist histories of curating, has by far privileged the exhibition format, this lecture focuses on social, cultural, and activist gatherings. Through a transhistorical this presentation will include the following key examples: Jewish salon culture during the late 18thand early 19thcentury; lesbian salon culture and transracial salons hosted by Negritude women at the early 20thcentury; cultural, social and political activism during the United Nations Decade for Women 1975–1985, highlighting the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Womenand Suzanne Lacy’s International Dinner Party; art activism at the beginning of the 21stcentury, in particular Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, initiated by Simone Leigh, and Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner, Too? by Patricia Kaersenhout. The analysis combines art historical materialism and political thought to tease out how curating gatherings practices feminist resistance

2,000 participants at International Tribunal on
Crimes Against Women. 1974
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NOVEMBER 12th, 2018
MON | 10h – 18h

10h
Introduction with Adriano Pedrosa and Jochen Volz.
 
10h30 – 12h30
 
ANDREA GIUNTA | Radical Women, an Intersectional Perspective
In this presentation I will analyze Radical Women, an exhibition about art made by Latin American and Latinx artists from 1960-1985. Although it starts from what the art world was, and in large part still is – patriarchal, racist, and classist –, this exhibition subverts the patriarchal perspective, here replaced by a feminine and feminist perspective. An authorship of predominantly white female artists persists. However, the agenda of the exhibition goes beyond these appearances. Matters of race and sexual dissidence are addressed in different works, considering perspectives that can be understood from a critical position towards the parameters of the regimented societies of Latin America, whose normative ideal was white and heterosexual. Societies in which some women had recently achieved the right to vote and, like other areas of society, were subject to repression, censorship, imprisonment, and torture.

EUGENIA VARGAS PEREIRA | Accounts Towards a Feminist Conversation
In this presentation, I will approach my experience as a woman and artist in the world of photographers during the 1980s, approaching my works present in the exhibition Radical Women. What did it mean to be a feminist in that decade? How did the art world react to it? I will speak about how the inclusion of the body in my work brought along marks of previous memories and experiences accumulated over time.

JANET TORO | Limits, Creativity, and Resistance
I will show performances and installations made between 1990 and 2017 in Chile and Germany. The works presented are a response to the extreme realities I experienced, in which limits – whether of social, political, or economical terms – delimited a restraining territory. My production is a response to such contexts. Creativity gathered with imagination goes beyond, bringing knowledge together and questioning the borders of contingency with minimal gestures, radical works. They are signs of resistance, and their edges also offer a glimpse of poetry.

14h – 16h

ELKE KRASNY | Gathering Feminist Resisters: Assemblies, Dinners, Salons, and Tribunals

Curatorial labor can be understood as a work of gathering that brings together non-humans and humans. While curatorial history writing, including critical feminist histories of curating, has by far privileged the exhibition format, this lecture focuses on social, cultural, and activist gatherings. Through a transhistorical perspective, this presentation will include the following key examples: the Jewish salon culture during the late 18th and early 19th century; the lesbian and transracial salons hosted by Negritude women at the early 20th century; the cultural, social and political activism during the United Nations Decade for Women 1975-1985, highlighting the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women and Suzanne Lacy’s International Dinner Party; art activism at the beginning of the 21st century, in particular the collective Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, initiated by Simone Leigh, and Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner, Too?, by Patricia Kaersenhout. The analysis combines art historical materialism and political thought to tease out how curating gatherings practice feminist resistance.

RENATA BITTENCOURT | Black Radicalness
This presentation intends to broaden the reflections provided by the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, focusing on the production of African-American female artists. Names like Adrian Piper, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, and Howardena Pindell are representative of Black women who approached issues related with gender and ethnicity in their works.
 
KATY DEEPWELL | On the Presence and Politics of Local/Global Dynamics in Feminism and Contemporary Art
Where is feminist activity manifest in contemporary art? How can it exist as so intensely local and at the same time be global in its reach? Is feminism only visible in one form in the arenas of cosmopolitan and international exchanges (the blockbuster exhibition, the art biennale or the art journal)? Is it seen only through certain topics, issues or ideas? Where do the national or regional models of study in art history and criticism touch the reality and multiplicity of women artists’ productions, networks and transnational exchanges? Can feminism only be identified in notions of transmission and engagement through histories or genealogies, or trajectories or does it remain unrecorded and elusive, “out there”? Or is feminism always “recovered,” “constructed” after the fact? Is feminism limited if it is only “uncovered” in key works by individual artists or can its presence across multiple forms and sites be understood only when many group activities, events, exhibitions, publications are recognised?

16h30 – 18h

JUDY CHICAGO | Looking back at The Dinner Party
In October 2017, an exhibition titled Roots of The Dinner Party: History in the Making opened in the galleries of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where The Dinner Party has been permanently housed since 2007. In conjunction with this exhibit, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. opened a smaller show, Inside The Dinner Party Studio, which explored my unique collaborative methods. The presentation will survey these two shows and look back at my journey from my early research into what was then an unknown history of women in Western civilization, to the fulfillment of my goal of permanent housing. I will also discuss the ongoing impact of The Dinner Party, which was seen by one million viewers during its worldwide tour from 1979 to 1988 and has attracted 1.5 million viewers since it has been at the Brooklyn Museum.
 
MAURA REILLY | Curatorial Activism: Resisting Sexism and Masculinism
“Curatorial Activism” is a term I use to designate the practice of organizing art exhibitions with the principle aim of ensuring that certain constituencies of artists are no longer ghettoized or excluded from the master narratives of art. It is a practice that commits itself to counter-hegemonic initiatives that give voice to those who have been historically silenced or omitted altogether—and, as such, focuses almost exclusively on work produced by women, artists of color, non-Euro-Americans, and/or queer artists. In this presentation, I will focus on the importance and mini-historiography of curatorial activist projects that resist sexism and masculinism, and will explore current statistics that substantiate the urgent need for a reevaluation of curatorial practice.

 

 
The seminar Feminist Histories, Radical Women, organized in partnership with Pinacoteca de São Paulo, gives continuity to a previous event held in MASP in February 2018, counting on the presence of female artists, researchers, activists, and curators.
 
This second event presents itself as a forum where artists, curators, and theorists can approach the main topics related with feminism and art, thus engendering new perspectives in connection with the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, parallelly taking place at Pinacoteca de São Paulo and based on a theme that concerns MASP’s curatorial project for 2019.
 
It is also part of the research undertaken for the exhibition Histories of Women, Feminist Histories, expected to come about in MASP between August and November 2019. The exhibition is split in two parts: Histories of Women, which includes artworks from several territories, styles, and pictorial genres, ranging from the 16th century until the late 19th, and Feminist Histories, comprising artists of different nationalities who work around feminist ideas or in response to them in the 21st century.
 
The seminar integrates the public program of the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta, and organized by the Hammer Museum of Los Angeles, currently on display at Pinacoteca de São Paulo until November 19th.
 
Organization: Adriano Pedrosa, André Mesquita, Isabella Rjeille, and Jochen Volz.
 

The Hysterical Complex in Feminist Political Thought

Lecture by Elke Krasny at 
Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies
Nov 1. 2018
UCLA, Royce Hall 303 

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Programm PDF download

WHO(SE) CARE(S)
KURATIEREN: RE-PRODUKTIVES KÜMMERN.
KRITISCH, FEMINISTISCH, QUEER.

SYMPOSIUM, Schwules Museum Lützowstraße 73, Berlin

Programm PDF Download

12. Oktober 2018

12.30–14.00 Willkommens-Brunch

14.00–16.00 Konzertierte Aktionen?

Vortrag, Birgit Bosold und Vera Hofmann: Jahr der Frau_en im Schwulen Museum Berlin.

16.30–17.30 Aktivismus: Vermitteln? Sammeln?

Vortrag, Sophie Lingg: Feministisches Arbeiten am k(l)einen Ort. Vermittlung in Peripherie, analog bis digital. Frauenmuseum Hittisau, Vorarlberg, Österreich.

Vortrag, Iver Ohm: Ziviler Ungehorsam und Widerstand in Ausstellungen – Über (Re-)Präsentation und (Re-)Produktion von Aktivismus in der Kunst(vermittlung).

17.30–18.30 Kuratieren im Salon: Intime Öffentlichkeiten 

Votrag, Elke Krasny: Freund_innenschaft, Kompliz_innenschaft: Von intimen Öffentlichkeiten im Salon.

19.00–20.00 Internationale Friedensarbeit von Frauen

Vortrag und Gespräch, Mathilde ter Heijne und Lena Fritsch: Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Friedensaktiviismus.

20.00–22.00 Gemeinsames Abendessen

13. Oktober 2018

11.00–13.00 Mit Archiven arbeiten

Lecture Performance, Maren Blume, Andrea Haas und Chantal Küng: Echos aus dem Archiv. Feministische Kreise und kollektive Räume der 70er/80er. Verbindungslinien zwischen den Archiven von Intakt in Wien, Doris Stauffer in Bern, Le Archinaute in Genua und dem Schwulen Museum in Berlin.

14.00–16.00 Curating Care

Roundtable, Lorena Juan Gutiérrez, Beatrix Klein, Birga Meyer, Rosario Talevi, Inga Zimprich, Vera Hofmann. Moderiert von Elke Krasny & Birgit Bosold.

16.30–17.30 Performative Szenen

Vortrag, Fabio Otti: Sex im Club

Vortrag, Claudia Lomoschitz: Performative Historiografie als kuratorische Erinnerungspraxis.

18.00–21.00 Essen, Trinken, Reden

Vorbereitet von Birgit Bosold, Lena Fritsch, Vera Hofmann, Elke Krasny.

Eine Zusammenarbeit des Dissertierendenseminars Kunst und Bildung der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Leitung Prof. Dr. Elke Krasny, und den Jahr der Frau_en-Kurator_innen des Schwulen Museums Berlin, Birgit Bosold und Vera Hofmann.

 

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