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

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Culture / Vernissage
german language

The exhibition presents selected examples from two artistic projects: “Let the Children Play” and “The Children’s Play”. What they have in common is the ambition to create a living illustration of the right to play (Article 31 of the UN Convention ot the Rights of the Child). The local involvement of children and youth supporting organisations in the project ensures that the young public involved in the projects inherits a sustainable educational legacy. Working in parallel within an intercultural exchange, local and international artists’ and cultural organisations support the setting of the project, placing value on the cultural and educational purposes.

“Let the Children play” was realised at UNHCR Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 2014, in cooperation with UNHCR, SAVE the CHILDREN and supported by UNHCR, PLAY Foundation, CANON Austria, GERLACH Lawyers Vienna. “The Children’s Play South Africa” was realised in 2013 in cooperation with ITHUBA COLLEGE Wild Coast and supported by BANK AUSTRIA, CANON Austria, UNIQA SA Suisse, GERLACH Lawyers Vienna, SST Touristik-Vertrieb, Wallonie-Bruxelles International.

www.thechildrensplay.com

Speakers

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Introduction
Artist, Vienna
Artist, Vienna
Head, Arts Programme, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Mag. Lukas Maximilian HÜLLER

Artist, Vienna

1999-2001 Cuban years concluded with an exhibition about Buena Vista Social Club members & Cuban musicians at the Teatro National de Cuba, Havana, Cuba
2002-2007 Realisation of the 7 Deadly Sins Cycle, an interpretation of Hieronymus Bosch's Seven Sins painting in photography
2009 Co-founder, HUMAN R Belgium, in collaboration with Belgian actor Laurent Van Wetter and other artists
2009-2010 Photographical interpretation of the 30 Articles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights with a township-school near Johannesburg, South Africa - The Human Rights Project
since 2011 The Children's Play Project, a visual interpretation of values and the UN Declaration on the Right of the Child inspired by 'The Children's Games' by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
2012 The Fairy Play: An educational culture project about human spirits and values
2013 Co-founder, kulturSPIEL based in Austria, in co-operation with Austrian artist Hannes Seebacher - development and realisation of creative & educational projects with children & youth.
2014 Foundation of UK-based PLAY FOUNDATION global realisation and diffusion of ART for AWARENESS projects

Hannes SEEBACHER

Artist, Vienna

1990-1996 Dental Technician
since 1997 Artist

Dr. Monika SOMMER-SIEGHART

Head, Arts Programme, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1993-2003 Studium der Geschichte und Museologie an den Universitäten Graz und Wien (Sponsion 1999, Promotion 2003)
1999-2003 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Kommission für Kulturwissenschaften und Theatergeschichte
2001-2005 Lektorin an der Universtität Wien, Universität Klagenfurt und an der Webster University Vienna
2001 Gründungsmitglied von schnittpunkt. ausstellungstheorie & praxis
2002-2003 Junior Fellow, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Wien
2003-2007 wissenschaftliche Assistentin von Wolfgang Kos, Direktor des Wien Museums, und Schlüsselfigur im Neupositionierungsprozess
2005 Zertifikatskurs Management von NPO-Organisationen, Österreichisches Controller Institut
seit 2006 Co-Direktorin des Masterlehrgangs für Ausstellungstheorie & -praxis "educating-curating-managing", Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien
2006-2014 Vorsitzende des Beirats für Museumsförderung des Bundesministeriums für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, seit 2014: Bundeskanzleramt
2008-2009 Realisierung des Projekts im öffentlichen Raum "INSITU. Zeitgeschichte findet Stadt. Nationalsozialismus in Linz", gem. mit Dagmar Höss, Heidemarie Uhl im Rahmen von Linz - Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2009
2008-2013 Kuratorin, Wien Museum
seit 2014 Leiterin des Kulturprogramms des Europäischen Forums Alpbach
2014 Co-Kuratorin des Dauerausstellungsbereichs "Erdöl/Erdgas" im Technischen Museum Wien, Gesamtprojektleitung: Martina Griesser-Stermscheg
2014 Co-Kuratorin der Sonderausstellung "Von wegen stilles Örtchen. Toiletten in Wien" im Brennpunkt - Museum für Heizkultur, gem. mit Beatrice Jaschke
2015/2016 Co-Kuratorin der Ausstellung "41 Tage. Kriegsende 1945 - Verdichtung der Gewalt" auf dem Wiener Heldenplatz, dem Joanneumsviertel Graz und dem OÖ. Kulturquartier, gem. mit Dieter A. Binder, Georg Hoffmann, Heidemarie Uhl
seit 2014 museologische Beratung für das Dom Museum Wien, gem. mit Beatrice Jaschke
2016 museologische Beratung für die Tiroler Landesmuseen, Neuaufstellung Zeughaus
2016 museologische Beratung für das Stadtmuseum Kapfenberg

Seminar Week

show timetable

13.08.2014

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and AccordionCulture
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & ListenCulture
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

14.08.-19.08.2014

01 Sustainable Peace and Security - Who Cares?Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical TransformationsSeminar
03 An Energy Transition for the FutureSeminar
04 The Human MicrobiomeSeminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for GrowthSeminar
06 1814 - 1914 - 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and PoliticsSeminar
07 Ethical Implications of Religious WorldviewsSeminar
08 Art and ProtestSeminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours - EU External Relations at the Crossroads?Seminar
10 Collective Memory - Present Focus on the PastSeminar
11 Feeding the WorldSeminar
12 Decisions Under UncertaintySeminar
13 Macroeconomics - The Return of IdeologiesSeminar
14 Human - Machine - RoboticsSeminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great WarSeminar
16 The Key to Good GovernanceSeminar
17 Media from a Theoretical PerspectiveSeminar

14.08.2014

18:00 - 19:00Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the ChildCulture

15.08.2014

19:00 - 20:30Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World LiteratureCulture

16.08.2014

18:00 - 19:30Courage. In Memoriam Fritz MoldenCulture

18.08.2014

19:30 - 20:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture

19.08.2014

19:00 - 22:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary