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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 Chair
Senior Artist, University of Applied Arts Vienna Chair

Mag.a Eva Maria STADLER

Professor, University of Applied Arts Vienna

1994-2005 Director, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
2006-2007 Curator in Residence, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2007-2011 Curator for Contemporary Art, Museum Belvedere, Vienna
2011-2013 Director, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz
since 2013 Professor for Art and Knowledge Transfer, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Herwig TURK

Senior Artist, University of Applied Arts Vienna

1992-1996 HILUS intermediale Projektforschung, Wien
1996-1999 vergessen© Projekt
2003-2010 Gründungsmitglied, mit Paulo Pereira; Arbeit an interdisziplinärem Forschungsprojekt zum Thema Wahrnehmung
2010-2013 Artist in Residence, IMM - Instituto da Medicina Molecular, Lissabon

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 15:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
15:45 - 16:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial


Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar


17:00 - 18:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary


17:00 - 20:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout


17:00 - 19:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout