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Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of Art

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The small exhibition displays a documentation of the campaign “Emergency Rescue Programme” by the Centre for Political Beauty (ZPS – Zentrum für politische Schönheit). The centre has its origins in the lessons of the Holocaust, and considers itself an assault team for the creation of moral beauty, political poetry and human magnanimity. The Centre for Political Beauty stands for an extended form of art and theatre. Art has to cause pain, to antagonise and to provide resistance.

Artistic Director, Centre for Political Beauty, Berlin
Head, Arts Programme, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Philipp RUCH

Artistic Director, Centre for Political Beauty, Berlin

since 2008 Artistic Director | Center for Political Beauty
since 2010 Research Fellow of the Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment
2010 Aristic Director of the  Pillar of Shame for the victims of Srebrenica and against the United Nations (www.pillarofshame.eu)
2010-2014 Doctorate in Political Philosophy on  Honor and Revenge. A History of Emotion of the Ancient Law" (supervised by Herfried Münkler and Hartmut Böhme).

Dr. Monika SOMMER-SIEGHART

Head, Arts Programme, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

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

Political Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30Not Just an IslandCulture
12:00 - 13:30OpeningPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
17:30 - 18:00Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of ArtCulture
19:00 - 20:30“Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In…Culture

25.08.2014

07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
07:30 - 10:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
10:00 - 11:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and CooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
20:00 - 21:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner

26.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
07:10 - 08:30Generational InequalityPlenary
09:00 - 10:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
10:15 - 10:30Closing RemarksPlenary