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
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.
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).
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Strong Women in Art
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.
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.
Stay tuned to the blog to find out about participants of VIENNA Talks during VIENNAFAIR.