Dialogues for Tomorrow

Eine digitale Gesprächsreihe der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

In der Reihe Dialogues for Tomorrow lädt die Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien – als Vorprogramm zum Angewandte Festival – Künstler*innen und Wissenschaftler*innen ein, ihre jeweilige Sicht auf das Morgen zu skizzieren. In Zeiten von Umbrüchen und Krisen ist die Notwendigkeit einer kritischen Reflexion der aktuellen gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse besonders offensichtlich. Denn sie bildet das Fundament für Neuerungen und Transformationsprozesse. Ausgehend von den aktuellen großen Herausforderungen führen wir einen Diskurs über die Zukunft von Bildung und Wissenschaft, von Kunst, Design und Architektur und von Arbeit und Politik.

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Ibrahim Mahama in dialogue with Noit Banai

Di, 16. Juni 2020, 17:00

Ibrahim Mahama was born in 1987 in Tamale, Ghana and lives and works in Accra, Ghana. In his installations he works with cocoa and coal jute sacks, a result of his investigation of the conditions of supply and demand in African markets. Torn, written on and transformed, the stamp PRODUCT OF GHANA still adorns the old sacks. Although his works provide a critical reflection of the value system inherent to his material, they are presented at Ghanaian markets as well as galleries. Therefore, Mahama uses a commonplace material to create an artistic vision, giving it a new significance and exhibiting it in the very same spaces it originally came from. He graduated in Painting and Sculpture from Kwame Nkrumah University in Kumasi, was a participant of the 2015 Venice Biennale, documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens in 2017, and the 6th Lubumbashi Biennial in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019.

Seeing and Not. On How (not) to Picture the Anthropocene
- Caroline A. Jones in dialogue with Eva Kernbauer
Do, 18. Juni 2020, 16:00

Caroline A. Jones is professor in the History, Theory and Criticism section in the department of architecture at MIT. With a particular focus on experience and technology, she has recently turned to investigating, with Peter Galison, how visibilities are engendered, but also obstructed by the way the Anthropocene is being pictured.
Her books include Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg's Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (2005), Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist (1996/98) and The Global Work of Art (2016). She (co-)edited Sensorium: Embodied experience, technology, and contemporary art (2006), Picturing Science, Producing Art (1998) and Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense (2016).

arte util: On Art and Systemic Importance
- Tania Bruguera in conversation with Eva Kernbauer
Di, 23. Juni 2020, 18:15

Tania Bruguera (b. 1968, Cuba) is an artist and activist whose performances and installations examine political power structures and their effect on society's most vulnerable people. Her long-term projects have been intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education and politics. Bruguera has received many honours such as the Robert Rauschenberg Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Prince Claus Fund Laureate and her work has been extensively exhibited around the world, including the Tate Turbine Hall Commission and Documenta 11. Her work is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Van Abbemuseum, Tate Modern and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana.

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