VIENNA Talks gives the floor to contemporary art professionals. 29 guests from 12 different nations will talk about how different individuals, organizations, and events in the art scene interact – or could interact – with each other. What can visitors learn from art biennials? What about protest culture in contemporary art? These are just a few of the topics that
will be addressed. VIENNA Talks also provides the audience with insights into the contemporary art scenes of select countries in the fair’s focal region. Representatives of the local art communities will impart accurate and up-to-date accounts of the challenges being faced and the different perspectives in their respective countries.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

1:00 – 2:00 pm | Biennial Culture: What can the Spectator learn from a Biennial?

chaired by Nicolaus Schafhausen – Director of Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna/Austria
Speakers: Adam Budak – Director of Collections and Exhibitions, National Gallery, Prague/Czech Republic
Kasper König – Curator Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg/Russian Federation

The term “biennial” describes an (art) event taking place every two years. Biennials are a driving force behind cities‘ political positioning. But what is the added value generated by biennials considering their steadily rising visitor numbers, increasing budgets and more and more artists? Are biennials an adequate model to shed some light on marginal places? Or do they merely transport the established from one place to another? In his discussions with Adam Budak and Kasper König, Nicolaus Schafhausen will try to find an answer to these and other questions.

2:15 – 3:15 pm | The Century of the Bed – curated by_vienna 2014

chaired by Andreas Rumpfhuber – Architect and researcher, Vienna/Austria
Speakers: Beatriz Colomina – curatorial concept curated by_vienna 2014, Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University, Princeton/USA
Max Hollein – Director Schirn Kunsthalle and Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Germany Dorit Margreiter Artist, Professor Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna/Austria

Reflections on the intersections between art and architecture provide the impetus for this year’s edition of
curated by_vienna. Accordingly, the renowned architectural historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina has written an essay titled “The Century
of the Bed” for which this year’s event has been named. This theme provides a theoretical basis for the participating galleries, and for the curators invited by the galleries respectively.

Friday, 3 October 2014

12:00 – 1:00 pm | Protest Culture in Contemporary Art and Culture in Russia

chaired by Viktor Misiano – Editor in chief Moscow Art Magazine, Moscow/RU and Ceglie Messapica/Italy
Speakers: Alexander Bikbov – Sociologist,
Vice Director of the Centre for Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Philosophy Department, Moscow State University, Moscow/RU
Ilya Budraitskis – Historian, member of editorial board Moscow Art Magazine, Moscow/RU
Maria Chehonadskih – PhD Student CRMEP London/UK, editor Moscow Art Magazine, Moscow/RU

Since early 2010 a general protest movement has formed in the Russian Federation. The speakers will focus on the critical mind-set of the artistic community, as well as society in general, towards the current situation and the changes in the country

1:30 – 3:00 pm | Art Explorers: A Short Account on the Recent Romanian Contemporary Art

chaired by Andreiana Mihail – Curator DIALOG: NEW ENERGIES, gallerist Gallery, Bucharest/Romania
Speakers: Jane Neal – freischaffende Kuratorin, London/UK / Independent curator, London/UK
Mircea Pinte – Collector, Cluj/Romania
Ovidiu Sandor – Collector, member of the Tate East European Acquisition Committee, Timișoara/Romania

Romanian contemporary art has firmly established itself as a benchmark of quality in the international media and art scene. In the course of this talk, we will introduce some of the first, accomplished promoters of the phenomenon who actively supported the artists, who designed and organized exhibitions and published books, who started collecting young art and set an example to the international community in acquiring Romanian art. They were the first who gave a “carte blanche” to artists who ten years ago were almost unknown.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

3:30 – 5:00 pm | Young Collectors Talk

Speakers: Florence Derieux – Director, frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims/France
Elmerice Habsburg-Lothringen – Art consultant, London/United Kingdom
Amir Shariat – Collector, curator & art advisor, London/United Kingdom, Vienna/Austria

The Young Collectors Talk targets an audience who is interested, but has not yet acquired profound knowledge in the field of contemporary art. This talk should answer questions and give a lead–in how to start collecting art, how to approach artists and galleries, how to make the right choices, and how to invest.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

3:30 – 5:00 pm | Generation Baku: New Art from Azerbaijan

chaired by Suad Garayeva – Curatorial Director for Exhibitions and Permanent Collection, YARAT, Baku/AZ
Speakers: Orkhan Huseynov – Artist, Baku/Azerbaijan

Aida Mahmudova – Founder and Director of YARAT, Baku/Azerbaijan

Sandra Nedvetskaia – Director of COSMOSCOW art fair, Moscow/RU
Sara Raza – Independent curator, London/United Kingdom

Baku is a rapidly changing city with an ancient history, home to a growing contemporary art scene that is beginning to make its mark internationally. This panel will discuss the burgeoning new cultural center of Baku, offering insight into its remarkable history
and the dynamic future that lies ahead. A historically diverse city, Baku is positioned between Europe and Asia and has long been home to religious, ethnic and cultural diversity. Today it boasts award–winning architecture by Zaha Hadid, UNESCO world heritage sites and a booming contemporary art scene the panelists will explore.

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