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LECTURE | Florentina Hausknotz: Stadt? ZeitRaum und Form der Taktik. Subversive Kreativität

Posted on 2013/05/29

Florentina Hausknotzs Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Politische und Interkulturelle Philosophie. Sie lebt und arbeitet als Autorin in Wien und interessiert sich vor allem für die übergänge philosophischen Denkens zur Kunst und zum Leben. Über ihre aktuelle Publikation “Stadt denken – Über die Praxis der Freiheit im urbanen Zeitalter” schreibt der Transcript Verlag: “Die Philosophie als methodische Verunsicherung nutzend, unternimmt sie den Versuch, Stadt entgegen herrschender Diskurse und Praktiken neu zu denken: als autonomen Raum mit unzähligen Formen der Aneignung.
Das Buch geht mit Immanuel Wallerstein das Risiko eines revolutionären Denkens ein und lässt in der Konfrontation von Mike Davis und Hannah Arendt oder Kwasi Wiredu und Gilles Deleuze die Grenzen der Philosophie als akademische Disziplin fraglich werden.”

Am 29.05.2013 hält Hausknotz einen Vortrag zum Thema “Stadt? ZeitRaum und Form der Taktik. Subversive Kreativität” an der Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien:

ART IN PUBLIC SPACE | Jakob Lena Knebl: Schwule Sau

Posted on 2013/05/12

Am 14.Mai 2013 wird die temporäre Installation “Schwule Sau” von Jakob Lena Knebl am Morzinplatz in Wien präsentiert. Zur Vernissage im öffentlichen Raum sprechen: Lilli Hollein (KÖR-Jurypräsidentin), Miriam Kathrein (Kunsttheoretikerin und Kuratorin), Sandra Frauenberger (Amtsführende Stadträtin für Integration, Frauenfragen, KonsumentInnenschutz und Personal). Jakob Lena Knebl wird anwesend sein.

OPENING: May 14, 2013 | 5 p.m.
VENUE: Morzinplatz, 1010 Vienna
TEMPORARY INSTALLATION: Jakob Lena Knebl: Schwule Sau
DATE: May 15 – November 10, 2013


Photo credits: “Oskar”, Digiprint, 2013, part of installation “Schwule Sau” (faggot), Kör

FESTIVAL | Verschlusssache

Posted on 2013/05/07

The number of people seeking asylum in Austria increases each year, yet little is known about these asylum seekers’ living conditions. Therefore brut Vienna has organized a three-day program, which will concentrate on the subject of ´Fleeing and Displacement` – it`s not for free, but come around and “Pay what you can”.
There`s for example the performance DANEBEN. Performed for the first time three years ago on the brut stage, the artists Michikazu Matsune and David Subal will search for the asylum seekers they portraied back then, in May 2013 again: Where are they now, and what have they experienced in the meantime?
Fleeing and displacement in the arts are the topic of The Verschlusssache event series, which include lectures, and a panel discussion. There`ll also be film screenings and a party to conclude the project.

LECTURE | Andreas Spiegl – The rehousing of “architecture unhoused”

Posted on 2013/04/12

In the frame of the lecture series Parallax Views on Architecture at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Andreas Spiegl (lecturer on Media Studies at the Institute of Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) will give a lecture titled The rehousing of “architecture unhoused”:
Recent politics of space have led to a notion of space beyond the dialectics of inside and outside. Architecturally turned into one another the paradigmatic motif of that relation between inside and outside, the house, seemed to have gone. Leaving a house dissolved into a blurred perspective of contradicting views. Seemingly the spatial opposition of inside and outside turned into a parallel notion of in and out. The outside is not behind the inside anymore but next to it, maybe identical. The house that has been architecturally “unhoused”, appears to come back on the basis of a discourse on sustainability, another version of functionalism. The so called research on the conditions of architecture seems to search for the house again, to rehouse mechanisms of in and out, of inclusion and exclusion, based on the ancient “oikos” and its derived economy. Interestingly the inside tends to incorporate everything into the economical house and to create an outside, an uneconomical rest, a building of emptiness. Uncannily empty, an unhomely home, where the Social Media and virtual spaces moved in. ” (-Press release)

LECTURE: Andreas Spiegl – The rehousing of “architecture unhoused”
DATE: April 15, 2013 | 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, IKA Lecture Room R211a
WEBSITE: The rehousing of “architecture unhoused”

LECTURE | MoMA’s Modern Women’s Project, Feminism, and Curatorial Practice

Posted on 2013/04/11

In the frame of the lecture series Gender Politics and The Art World at University of Applied Arts Vienna, Alexandra Schwartz, who is the first Curator of Contemporary Art at the Montclair Art Museum, will give a lecture titled “MoMA’s Modern Women’s Project, Feminism, and Curatorial Practice“:

“In spring 2010, MoMA New York published Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art, a 500-page, 50-author book. Its publication was celebrated with more than a dozen permanent exhibitions over 2010 to 2011, as well as an international symposium. The book was the culmination of a five-year study of the Museum’s holdings of work by women artists, led by a committee of representatives from each of the Museum’s curatorial departments. The Modern Women’s Project, as the larger initiative was known, represented the first time MoMA, or any major American museum, had conducted a comprehensive study of its collection through the lens of gender.

As the coordinator of the Modern Women’s Project from 2005-10, Alexandra Schwartz was deeply involved with all aspects of this initiative. She gained an extraordinary perspective not only on the complex interrelationship between feminism and curatorial practice, but also on how the Modern Women’s Project affected the culture of one of the world’s major museums.

This lecture will focus on that period of transition, during which the Modern Women’s Project went from an under-the-radar research initiative to a major Museum event; as well as the changes, both within and outside MoMA, that it wrought. The Modern Women’s Project led to a number of “firsts” at MoMA, from “The Feminist Future” symposium selling out in record time, to the first time the Photography galleries were installed with only women artists.” ( – Press release)

LECTURE: Alexandra Schwartz - MoMA’s Modern Women’s Project, Feminism, and Curatorial Practice
DATE: April 17, 2013 | 6 p.m.

LOCATION: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lecture Hall 2, (Altbau, 1st floor)
WEBSITE: MoMA’s Modern Women’s Project, Feminism, and Curatorial Practice