April 20th, 2013 – April 21st, 2013
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Conference / mumok / Vienna –

Conference and Lecture Series / mumok Vienna

In the 1960s, the landscapes and cities of protectorates and former colonies from india to the Maghreb, from the Soviet Republics to the new states in the Southern hemisphere were replete with the spirit and forms of modernity; forms that transmogrify and then dissolve into the thin air of the vernacular. The star-maps that are used to survey these artificial worlds often serve to navigate the boundaries between private and public domains. The world is full of eerie displacements, gestures of the uncanny, and the constellation of the real exists in a plethora of doubled forms. Question marks, meanderings, rows of numbers, and persons of the line belong to the inventory at hand. Communication machines emerge and shut themselves up before they have the chance to become immaterial, disappear, and corrode in postmodernity.
The air of the 60s echoes a spirit of emancipation. And the newly arising art-scapes are interspersed with double agents: diasporas bring their academies; the streams between Soviet, North and South American, western european, Non-Aligned etc. are full of interlocutions, hidden pathways, and narratives of trade routes beyond the seemingly stable hegemonies of the blocks. The stories and spirits of a parallel avant-garde, whose silhouettes have yet to be found on the walls of the western canon, are the theme of this conference.

Georg Schöllhammer

mumok
mumok Kino
Museumsplatz 1
Vienna

Sat, 20 April 2013, 11:00 am — 6:15 pm
Sun, 21 April 2013, 11:00 am — 6:15 pm

Free admission!


Speakers
FRANCO BERARDI »BIFO«
OLGA BRYUKHOVETSKA
BORIS CHUKHOVICH
CLARE DAVIES
EKATERINA DEGOT
YASMINA DEKKAR
BRANISLAV DIMITRIJEVIĆ
ALI ESSAFI
LJILJANA KOLEŠNIK
PORTER MCCRAY
JOSIP RASTKO MOČNIK
YEHUDA SAFRAN
CATARINA SIMÃO
RAYYANE TABET

For further information please download the folder.

Conference Folder