VIENNAFAIR Talks

polis 21: urban interventions – Developing New Fields Of Action For Art And Culture

New economies and new artistic practices also need new spaces of culture and its mediation. From temporary spaces to the development of new cultural complexes, development concepts are being discussed in both Western and Eastern and Southeastern Europe and in part are already being realized. In a cooperation between VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary, RDI Moscow, Next Edition Partners Vienna, and Triad Berlin, a new program of cultural and architectonic interventions in development areas in Western and Eastern Europe will be introduced. “I am personally concerned with substantially strengthening the Vienna-Moscow cultural axis as part of my involvement in VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary. polis 21 is an interdisciplinary and trans-institutional think-and-do-tank dealing with urban development, new architectural and cultural ideas and interventions for development areas in Western and Eastern Europe linked to creative industries and their potential cultural, social, and economic function for cities. polis 21: urban interventions develops scenarios for this transformation process and advises local authorities in the implementation of these projects. Our targeted partners are architects, cultural workers, representatives of the creative industries, sociologists, urban and project developers, and policy-makers. We are pleased to have our first opportunity at VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary to introduce this cooperation project,” says Dmitry Aksenov,  VIENNAFAIR chairman and co-organizer of polis 21: urban interventions.

10 October 2013
3:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: VIENNA Talks booth

3:30 – 5:00 pm Panel 1: Cultural Economy and Development

Moderator:

Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director Museum of Applied Arts, Initiator of Vienna Biennale for Change 2015, former CEO of Departure

Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director Museum of Applied Arts, Initiator of Vienna Biennale for Change 2015, former CEO of Departure

Panelists:

Фотография: Максим Новиков/ИТАР-ТАСС

Sergey Kapkov, head of Moscow’s culture department, former director of Gorki Park
Photo: Maxim Novikov/ ITAR-TASS

Norbert Kettner, Director of Tourism Vienna. Copyright www.peterrigaud.com

Norbert Kettner, director of Tourism Vienna.
Copyright http://www.peterrigaud.com

Martin Heller, Heller Enterprises, Zurich/Humboldt - Forum, Berlin)  Photo: Markus Betschi 2010.

Martin Heller, Heller Enterprises, Zurich/Humboldt – Forum, Berlin) Photo: Markus Betschi 2010.

Bettina Leidl (Managing director departure / Creative Agency of the City of Vienna) Photo: Vienna Art Week

Bettina Leidl (Managing director departure / Creative Agency of the City of Vienna)
Photo: Vienna Art Week

Jochen Sandig (Direktor Radialsystem, Berlin) Photo: Ietm Berlin

Jochen Sandig (Director Radialsystem, Berlin) Photo: Ietm Berlin

Vasif Kortun (Program director SALT Istanbul)

Vasif Kortun (Program director SALT Istanbul)

5:15 – 7:00 pm Panel 2: The Contemporary Museum / Museums of Contemporary Art

Moderator:

Dieter Bogner (Curator and museum planner, Vienna)

Dieter Bogner (Curator and museum planner, Vienna)

Panelists, among others: Maria Lind (Director Tensta Konsthall Stockholm),

David Elliott (Curator and inaugural director Mori Art Museum, Tokyo)

David Elliott (Curator and inaugural director Mori Art Museum, Tokyo)

Boris Groys (Artist and professor of Russian and Slavic Studies NYU, New York)

Boris Groys (Artist and professor of Russian and Slavic Studies NYU, New York)
Photo: Li Mei

Karola Kraus (Director of mumok – Museum of Modern Art, Vienna)

Karola Kraus (Director of mumok – Museum of Modern Art, Vienna)

Thaddaeus Ropac (Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac)

Thaddaeus Ropac (Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac)
Photo: Peter Rigaud

Alisa Prudnikova (Director of National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg branch)

Alisa Prudnikova (Director of National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg branch)

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