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Artists in Discourse


The Alpbach cultural year of 2018 will be marked by the new format: 'Artists in Discourse'. For a whole day, a group of artists will delve into the general theme, 'Diversity and Resilience'.


Martin Kušej will host the 2018 day, 'Artists in Discourse'.

Together with Ayad Akhtar, Amira Casar, FLATZ and Martin Grubinger, he will discuss the importance of art in a modern, European society: where does art hide in people, when does it unfold itself unconsciously and why is it impossible to avoid art.

A society for which 'business as usual' no longer works, needs to develop new ways of thinking and acting in order to master the various challenges it confronts. What and how can art contribute? Can it provide unexpected 'instruction manuals'? And can it create space for increased interdisciplinary cooperation?

The European Forum Alpbach will invite a personality from the world of arts and culture to host 'Artists in Discourse'. Following the 'invite-to-invite' principle, they will invite other personalities with whom they have always wanted to engage. Be it during a hike, an intimate fireside talk or a panel session on a larger scale: new fields of discourse will emerge as the audience both listens and participates. Topics and issues from all Alpbach symposia and events may be taken up and discussed.

In the morning and afternoon, Martin Kušej devotes himself in four encounters with his four guests. With 90 minutes per encounter, he encourages a direct exchange with one of his guests. A paid registration allows access to the four encounters and the number of participants is limited. The large evening round with Martin Kušej and all four guests is free of charge and accessible to all.

Registrations for 'Artists in Discourse' are possible starting now. The participation fee is 400 euros. The evening event is freely accessible to all.

Let yourself be surprised and immerse yourself in the cosmos of ideas in this year’s 'Artists in Discourse'!

Kunst und Kultur in Alpbach – hier geht es zum Programm.

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