May 13th, 2011 – May 13th, 2011
– Meeting Sweet 60s –

Panel discussion/ Academy of fine Arts Vienna

The event brings together key personalities involved in the project „Sweet 60s“, a long term experimental curatorial, scientific and educational research project that investigates hidden territories of the revolutionary period of the 1960s regarded from contemporary artistic and theoretical perspectives.

The curatorial and artistic focus lies on “post ideological societies” (in post-soviet, post socialistic, Eastern European, Middle Eastern West and Central Asian as well as North African countries) in making a comparative analysis and contextualization of the historical developments in arts culture and society of the 1960s and 70s and their subsequent effects on contemporary socio-political and cultural situations.

The participants will give an insight in their practice in regard to the project „Sweet 60s“ as well as a contextualisation within contemporary practices which will open up into a general discussion.

The panel is coorganized by the Post-Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The PCAP with its professor Marina Grzinic and the students engage in contemporary art and critical theory. At the present they are all active within the workshop organized in the PCAP with the title "Decolonizing Knowledge and Life through Theory and Art." The workshop is conducted by guest lecturer Ivana Marjanovi?, PhD candidate, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. in cooperation with the Post-Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna

„Sweet 60s“ is supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung and the European Commision through the Culture Programme.
meeting „Sweet 60s“


Georg Schöllhammer, editor, author, curator and editor-in-chief based in Vienna / Austria.

Panel 1
Ruben Arevshatyan, artist, art critic and independent curator based in Yerevan / Armenia.
Osman Kavala, head of Anadolu Kültür in Istanbul / Turkey. (tbc)

Panel 2
Bassam el Baroni,curator and art critic from Alexandria / Egypt.
Abdellah Karroum, independent art researcher, publisher and curator from Rabat / Morocco.

Panel 3
Muratbek Jumaliev, artist from Bishkek / central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Lali Pertenava, art historian and critic from Tbilissi / Georgia.
Jahangir Selimkhanov, musicologist and music historian from Baku / Azerbaijan.

Moderating the talks by the Editorial Group for Writing Insurgent Genealogies (Carolina Agredo, Sheri Avraham, Iris Borov?nik, Annalisa Cannito, Miltiadis Gerothanasis, Marina Gržini?, Niki Kubaczek, Marissa Lôbo, Ivana Marjanovi?) at Post Conceptual Art Practices, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna