Photo: Margareta Kern, ‘Thursday War’, 2022. HD video still from the lecture-performance. Courtesy of the artist

Dear all,

We are happy to announce start of the Spring Curatorial Program 2022: Art Geographies which explores the relationship between art, theory and politics by dealing with borders, maps, myths, landscapes, wars, territories and other planetary phenomena of today’s geographies.

The program will include daily seminars, screenings, readings, lectures for selected participants taking place at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as public program which will be held at mumok kino, Depot – Kunst und Diskussion and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Semperdepot.

We cordially invite you to the public program, which will be held in the venues below. Please find the list of public events here.

mumok kino
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Depot – Kunst und Diskussion
Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Semperdepot
Studio Building
2. floor, Multi-Purpose Space
Lehárgasse 8, 1060 Vienna

Program speakers and contributors (in alphabetical order): Andrea Ancira, Waala Alqaisiya, Aleksei Borisionok, Lana Čmajčanin, Raino Isto, Ruth Jenerbekova, Margareta Kern, Bouchra Khalili, Elke Krasny, Katja Kobolt, Brandon LaBelle, Stephanie Misa, Luis Ortiz, Jelena Petrović, Oleksiy Radynski, Philipp Sattler, Klaus Speidel, Kate Sutton, Steven ten Thije, Madina Tlostanova, Rojda Tuğrul, Françoise Vergès, Slavs and Tatars, Milica Tomić and others.

Please find the full program with more information here.

The program will be held in English.

Spring Curatorial Program was initiated by Verein K in collaboration with Jelena Petrović, who conceptualised and curated the first edition, untitled: Art Geographies (as the result of the FWF research project V-730: The Politics of Belonging – Art Geographies 2019-2023).

The program is co-organised the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and by Verein K and supported by: FWF Austrian Science Fund, ERSTE Foundation, Austrian Federal Chancellery, the City of Vienna, Slovenian Cultural Centre SKICA, and in partnership with mumok kino, Depot – Kunst und Diskussion, IZK – Institute for Contemporary Art and Annenstraße, 53 (Graz), Crvena Association for Culture and Art, Ukrainian Institute.

Looking forward to seeing you!

On behalf of the spring curatorial team,

Dr. sc. hum. Jelena Petrović

A…kademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies