BUILDING NEW VOCABULARIES OF RESISTANCE. Screening, lectures, performative interventions

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The art-research project “Genealogy of Amnesia” (FWF-PEEK Project, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) in cooperation with Österreichisches Filmmuseum andkulturen in bewegung, an initiative by VIDC, Vienna, announces a collaborative two days of screenings, lectures, performative lab situations onto the topic of evaluating film and video languages to oppose discrimination, epistemic violence, invisibilized realities, lost memories, and closed archives. The two days lab situations will be going on with filmmakers, curators, students, and the younger generation of film and video artists and Viennese activist communities. New film languages will be discussed through processes of changing established narratives and imperial knowledge.

Disentir la historia. Memorias decoloniales, memorias insumisas

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Talleres, mesas redondas, registros de audio, música y conferencias para reconocer y visibilizar las memorias plurales de Barcelona. Disentir la historia. Memorias decoloniales, memorias insumisas reúne colectivos y activistas anticoloniales y migrantes, comunidades religiosas, investigadores, escritores, docentes y artistas para debatir sobre el pasado, reconocer aquello vivido y reconstruir episodios invisibilizados de la memoria colectiva. […]

Stories of Traumatic Pasts. Counter-Archives for Future Memories

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at Weltmuseum Wien 8 October 2020 to 3 April 2021 The exhibition Stories of Traumatic Pasts: Counter-Archives for Future Memories focuses on three European regions, their stories, and their current experiences of collective amnesia in relation to traumatic events from the past: Belgian colonial rule in the Congo, Austria after the “Anschluss” in 1938, and […]

Desuniversalizar el mundo

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Seminario PEI Obert dirigido por Lucía Egaña

Los legados del colonialismo siguen afectando en múltiples aspectos a la sociedad contemporánea. Como una consecuencia colonial, la palabra sigue siendo hoy una propiedad privatizada por la blanquitud. La palabra y la razón se han regido por las epistemologías occidentales de personas blancas, y en ese sentido los discursos y prácticas están marcados de una forma violenta por su racismo universalizante. Por este motivo son necesarios espacios de disidencia y de resistencia en los que la palabra y la voz pertenezcan a personas no blancas y a epistemologías consideradas “otras” que, aun siendo ancestrales, han sido sistemáticamente silenciadas por la violencia colonial.

GENEALOGY OF AMNESIA – Crushing Silences, Constructing Histories

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8., 9., and 10. November 2018

Crushing Silences, Constructing Histories

MUMOK. Museum of Modern Art Foundation Ludwig Vienna
ADDRESS: Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

A symposium on the silencing of colonialism, anti-Semitism, and contemporary turbo-fascist nationalism in Belgium, Austria, and the former Yugoslavia. Re-examining counter-memory and counter-history projects, interventions, and processes of resistance in order to open up spaces for new directions in politics, futurity, and collective struggles. Organized by the FWF-project “Genealogy of Amnesia,” developed at the Studio of Conceptual Art (PCAP), Institute of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Suspicious, implicated agencies: gender mutants, decolonial transfeminist, militant filmmakers, radical theoreticians, migrant sex workers

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12.10.2018, Maribor

SCREENING PROGRAM curated by Marina Gržinić and Tjaša Kancler

This program focuses on gender multiple borders and sex as politics. The program puts under question the regime of Whiteness, EU politics of segregation and expulsion, hidden histories. It as well talks about work: to be an artist, theoretician and sex worker. How much resistance against exploitation, racism, dispossession, and misery these positions can produce? What are the forms of these resistances? A militant theater, performance, documentary, a burlesque or an intervention on the street, in the classroom?

Balcan Society for Theory and Practice

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Prizren, Kosova

The goal of this workshop, which will be held in Prizren, Kosova, in the summer of 2018 is to orient current decolonial and postcolonial discourses towards post-socialist Balkan countries. The workshop will gather international scholars, activists and artists to discuss and analyze anti-capitalist politics, feminism, critical race theory and postcolonialism in the context of Kosova, specifically, and eastern Europe, generally. Hence, the workshop will draw attention to places traditionally deemed unphilosophical as sites of theoretical and practical resistance.

Aftermaths and Transformations: October Revolution 1917 Revisited

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23.,24., and 25. October 2017
conference, exhibition, film seminar, workshop

The Russian Revolution of 1917, which began with the February Revolution and culminated in October with “ten days that shock the world” established the first workers’ socialist state in history and is therefore the preeminent event of the 20th century. Moreover, the two other “events” of the 20th century, namely the two world wars, were connected to carnage and death with no emancipatory impulse.

When thinking of freedom and change, the October Revolution palpably echoes with two other historically momentous revolutions: the Haitian Revolution, the anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection of 1791-1804, and the French Revolution of 1789, the ideological, political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe by those who were not recognized as the new labor force or as agents of change. […]

Cines migratorios. Proyecciones privadas, miradas colectivas

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El martes 30/5, a las 19h en t.i.c.t.a.c. – C/Santa Dorotea 9, Bcn

La presentación del proyecto Tiempos Migratorios que está construyendo una serie de momentos compartidos, conversaciones y encuentros translocales entre artistas, investigadores y activistas. Dispersos a través de los espacios digitales, con tiempo y espacio físicos compartidos ocasionalmente, estos encuentros producen sentidos de intimidad en red[…]

La proyección de videos: Hotel/Panamá (Dalida Benfield), Basing Landscapes (Michelle Dizon) y Living Belinda (Jane Jin Kaisen)

El conversatorio con Dalida Benfield (videoartista, investigadora y docente) y Diásporas críticas (colectivo de investigación-acción en artes).

RADICAL CONTEMPORANEITY – Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid 35 years of work revisited (1982–2017)

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Curated by Aneta Stojnić
Kunstraum Lakeside B02, Klagenfurt, Austria
Opening: 11.05.2017, 18.30h

This exhibition encompasses the most significant body of works by the Slovenian artists Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid developed over 35 years. Highly performative in the sense of producing the specific impact in current socio-political reality, their mode of production is prompted by a sharp and accurate sense of the contemporary context, in the way that each of their works is producing a specific account of what we will call radical contemporaneity. This means that not only have they been working with boiling political questions, but they have kept dealing with them as they are happening, always taking the risk to provide the analyses of traumatic presents, conscious of the historic momentum, yet with a clear understanding of the processes of historicization.