VIENNAFAIR Talks

VIENNA Talks: October 11

VIENNA Talks showcases a broad spectrum of presentations, discussions, and debates with important representatives of the contemporary art scene. This year’s Talks provides an exciting and multifaceted platform for art professionals from different Eastern focus regions – people who rarely have the chance to meet each other – to represent their countries to the fullest and evidence the unique character of the region.  

Each day of VIENNA Talks will reflect upon a topical theme in contemporary art.

Location: VIENNA Talks booth C23
The discussions will be in English.

11 October 2013

VIENNA Talks “DIYALOG”: New Energies, supported by OMV

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Dynamics of New Art Distribution

Moderator: 

Olivia Niţiş  is a curator, vice-president of Experimental Project Association and art historian. She is a researcher at the Institute of Art History „G. Oprescu” of the Romanian Academy and vice-president of Experimental Project Association. She has a PhD in visual arts (Faculty of Arts and Design of the University of West, Timișoara) with a thesis focused on Marginal Histories of Feminist Art, The Western Inheritance in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: Influences and Differences, due for publishing in spring 2014. Olivia is a member of the International Art Critics Association since 2009 and regional coordinator for The Feminist Art Project (Rutgers University, New Jersey) since 2008. She organized the first international feminist art project in Romania, Perspective 2008.

Olivia Niţiş is a curator, vice-president of Experimental Project Association and art historian. She is a researcher at the Institute of Art History „G. Oprescu” of the Romanian Academy and vice-president of Experimental Project Association. She has a PhD in visual arts (Faculty of Arts and Design of the University of West, Timișoara) with a thesis focused on Marginal Histories of Feminist Art, The Western Inheritance in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: Influences and Differences, due for publishing in spring 2014. Olivia is a member of the International Art Critics Association since 2009 and regional coordinator for The Feminist Art Project (Rutgers University, New Jersey) since 2008. She organized the first international feminist art project in Romania, Perspective 2008.

Speakers:

Dina Baitassova is an independant curator and a founder of IADA International Art Development Association, non-profit organisation for contemporary art working between Kazakhstan and Europe. Recently founded in Paris IADA supports and represents artists from Kazakhstan and Europe in crossing art projects. Dina graduated in Arts and Design in Sorbonne University in Paris. She collaborates with different art institutions, museums and art magazines.

Dina Baitassova is an independant curator and a founder of IADA International Art Development Association, non-profit organisation for contemporary art working between Kazakhstan and Europe. Recently founded in Paris IADA supports and represents artists from Kazakhstan and Europe in crossing art projects. Dina graduated in Arts and Design in Sorbonne University in Paris. She collaborates with different art institutions, museums and art magazines.

<strong>Iara Boubnova</strong> is a curator and art critic, founding director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Sofia, curator at the National Gallery for Foreign Art, lecturer at the Sofia State University. Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has curated numerous shows such as the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial (Yekaterinburg, 2012), the 1st Sofia Contemporary (2012), the 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007), and Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2002) among many others. She has been juror, selector and nominator of various awards and is director of the Bulgarian section of AICA (International Association of Art Critics).

Iara Boubnova is a curator and art critic, founding director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Sofia, curator at the National Gallery for Foreign Art, lecturer at the Sofia State University. Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has curated numerous shows such as the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial (Yekaterinburg, 2012), the 1st Sofia Contemporary (2012), the 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007), and Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt, 2002) among many others. She has been juror, selector and nominator of various awards and is director of the Bulgarian section of AICA (International Association of Art Critics).

Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman (Kadir Has University, Contemporary Istanbul general coordinator)

Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman (Kadir Has University, Contemporary Istanbul general coordinator)

  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Strong Women in Art

Moderator: 

Dr. Andrea Schurian (Head of the Culture Department of the newspaper Der Standard, Vienna) Since 1983 Andrea Schuri  writes for various cultural and travel magazines. In 1982 she received a Doctor of Philosophy. 1985-2002 she was employed as a freelance arts editor at the ORF. Since 2002 she is a freelance presenter, author, columnist, filmmaker and media trainer.

Dr. Andrea Schurian (Head of the Culture Department of the newspaper der Standard, Vienna)
Since 1983 Andrea Schuri writes for various cultural and travel magazines. In 1982 she received a Doctor of Philosophy. 1985-2002 she was employed as a freelance arts editor at the ORF. Since 2002 she is a freelance presenter, author, columnist, filmmaker and media trainer.

Speakers:

Anca Mihulet (Freelance curator and art historian, Sibiu and Bucharest) Anca Mihuleţ is an independent curator based in Sibiu and Bucharest. As a curator, Anca Mihuleţ has been supporting young Romanian artists to research and produce new works on topics such as the implications of knowledge, history, margins or landscape. This year, she has curated the exhibition Reflection Center for Suspended Histories. An Attempt, one of the two pavilions representing Romania at the Venice Biennale.

Anca Mihulet (Freelance curator and art historian, Sibiu and Bucharest)
Anca Mihuleţ is an independent curator based in Sibiu and Bucharest. As a curator, Anca Mihuleţ has been supporting young Romanian artists to research and produce new works on topics such as the implications of knowledge, history, margins or landscape. This year, she has curated the exhibition Reflection Center for Suspended Histories. An Attempt, one of the two pavilions representing Romania at the Venice Biennale.

Isin Önol  (Independent curator, Vienna) Between 2006 and 2009 Isin Önol worked as the director and curator at Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul. Since 2009 she has been residing in Vienna where she works independently and pursues her PhD degree at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts. In 2012 she co-curated the "Media-Scape 2012, Bienniale for Time Based Art", Zagreb, and "Sinopale 2012, 4th International Sinop Biennal". Her primary research interests are curatorial and artistic occupation with notions of darkness, shadow, invisibility, absence, in generating strategies for participation and transmitting information, as well as the concepts of censorship, discrimination, and otherness in relation to the invisible layers of societies dealing with shadow figures.

Isin Önol (Independent curator, Vienna)
Between 2006 and 2009 Isin Önol worked as the director and curator at Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul. Since 2009 she has been residing in Vienna where she works independently and pursues her PhD degree at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts. In 2012 she co-curated the “Media-Scape 2012, Bienniale for Time Based Art”, Zagreb, and “Sinopale 2012, 4th International Sinop Biennal“. Her primary research interests are curatorial and artistic occupation with notions of darkness, shadow, invisibility, absence, in generating strategies for participation and transmitting information, as well as the concepts of censorship, discrimination, and otherness in relation to the invisible layers of societies dealing with shadow figures.

  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: School of Happiness  

    Daily talks between artists and professionals from different fields, such as psychology and philosophy, on the theme of happiness. 

    Åsa Andersson

    Åsa Andersson deals with basic medicine, nutrition, irisdiag-diagnostics, chiropractic, acupressure, reflexology, vitamin and mineral therapy, homeopathy and acupuncture.

    Mr Goldscheider is a serial entrepreneur from Austria who has created, lead, advised and invested in companies worldwide in the private equity, mobile, Internet and sustainability space.

    Daniel Goldscheider is a serial entrepreneur from Austria who has created, lead, advised and invested in companies worldwide in the private equity, mobile, Internet and sustainability space.

    Prof. Dr. Erhard Suess is a Doctor for neurology and psychiatry, Clinic for Neurology, Medical University, Vienna

    Prof. Dr. Erhard Suess is a Doctor for neurology and psychiatry, Clinic for Neurology, Medical University, Vienna

Stay tuned to the blog to find out about participants of  VIENNA Talks during VIENNAFAIR.

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