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08: Art – in conflict

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The conflict was abolished. Instead, differentiation and ambiguity emerged as strategies of criticism. Even if it is desired by many organizers and marketing strategists, art is reluctant to provide conflicts or scandals as practiced in the 1960s. Conflict as a coincidence of different positions and views arises in art itself, or is linguistically embedded, as Peter Geimer states. This seminar is less about resolving conflicts than about addressing them.

Starting from the venue Alpbach, we focus on the central conflict of claim and right in the public-political community. Payment without any claim to individual compensation is the political instrument of distribution – the tax. We look for the public and private interests within the community and the specific role of art and cultural work in this specific constellation.

The seminar will include different formats: In interviews, an excursion, text exegesis and image analysis, we will deal with the question how conflict and cooperation interact with each other.

Professor, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Senior Artist, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Mag.a Eva Maria STADLER

Professor, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Director, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz Curator in Residence, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Curator for Contemporary Art, Museum Belvedere, Vienna Director, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz

Array Herwig TURK

Senior Artist, University of Applied Arts Vienna

HILUS intermediale Projektforschung, Wien vergessen© Projekt Gründungsmitglied, mit Paulo Pereira; Arbeit an interdisziplinärem Forschungsprojekt zum Thema Wahrnehmung

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:45 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017 Plenary
15:45 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social


Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environment Seminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commons Seminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias! Seminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy Seminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe? Seminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorder Seminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politics Seminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa Seminar
Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global context Seminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflict Seminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroads Seminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in Action Seminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumer Seminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots level Seminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World Seminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics Seminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of line Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play? Seminar


17:00 - 18:30 Turkey at the crossroads Plenary


17:00 - 20:00 Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperation Breakout


17:00 - 19:30 The RenAIssance: Brave New World Breakout