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08 Art and Protest

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The seminar will approach the question of political art from two perspectives. One will expose the possibilities of struggles against discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism in Europe. The other will relate to the status of history and politics in the Middle East. These two perspectives are interrelated. European history is reflected in the contemporary culture and society of the Middle East and vice versa. The two perspectives will be elaborated on using examples such as radical video film productions from Austria and Eastern European countries, performance practices that use specific strategies of performativity as well as art interventions discussing social racism and the status of refugees in the EU.

Professor of Conceptual Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Director and Chief Curator, MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam

Dr. Marina GRZINIC

Professor of Conceptual Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, SASA - Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana Postdoctoral Academic Training, University of Tokyo, Tokyo
since 1993

Joshua SIMON

Director and Chief Curator, MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam

Writer and Contributing Editor, Globes Financial News, Israel Independent Curator Co-Publisher and Editor of Maayan Magazine, Israel Head of Theory Studies, Postgraduate Studies, Hamidrasha Art College, Israel
since 2005

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social


15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social


07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar


16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture


17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture


16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture


17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture


17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary