#contemporaryvienna / 2019

viennacontemporary 2019 | Culture 5.0 Conference

Culture 5.0 Conference | Booth Е04

This year, we are launching a new initiative supported by the Aksenov Family Foundation – the “Culture 5.0 Conference”. The conference will provide a multi-disciplinary platform to explore practical possibilities of integrating culture with science, education, business, digital technologies.

Culture is constantly responding to the challenges of our time and therefore functions as an important indicator of social change. The conference will offer an opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new ways of collaborations, discuss best practices of how contemporary culture can integrate with business, innovations, science, and digital techn

ologies as well as learn about culture’s creative connections with these sectors.

By bringing together professionals from different walks of life and providing them with new cultural experiences, we will create an inspiring atmosphere in which people can learn from each other and explore how contemporary culture can bring about positive change in societies, businesses, economies, the environment, and many other sectors.

The topics covered include: Culture and Technologies, Culture and Life Science, Culture and Tourism,  Culture and Community Development.

Thursday, 26 September | Tailored Cultural Experience | 1:00-3:00pm

The discussion panel is focused on cultural events as a driving force behind developing new territories and creating new projects dedicated to providing tailored, unique experiences for individual tourism.

Norbert Kettner, Managing Director, Vienna Tourist Board
Ekaterina Pronicheva, Chairwoman, Moscow Tourism Committee
Andrey Sebrant, Strategic Marketing Director, Yandex
Egor Yakovlev, Head of Business Development, izi.Travel
Elisa Bonacini, PHD in Cultural Heritage, Courtesy Visiting Adjunct Professor and Project manager in Sicily for the Institute for Digital Exploration (IDEx), Department of History, University of South Florida.
Lutz Engelke, CEO, TRIAD
Sergey Khomyakov, Managing Director Tez International GmbH

Thursday, 26 September | CultTech Lab Vienna | 4:00-7:00pm

The CultTech Lab Vienna marks the start of a planned CultTech Hub Vienna, which is set to develop over the next few years to make Vienna the digital cultural capital of Europe. During the event, the results of the CultTech Lab will be presented.

Dmitry Aksenov, Chairman of the board viennacontemporary, Chairman of the board RDI Group
Markus Huber, CEO RDI Digital
Sabine Ohler, International Business Director, Vienna Business Agency
Irene Fialka, CEO of INiTS, one of the TOP Global UBIs, and Managing Partner of Health Hub Vienna
Matthias Naske, Artistic Director Konzerthaus Vienna
Egor Egorov, CEO Crypto.Tickets, Moscow
Ilia Dubinski, Technology entrepreneurship and engineering innovation | PhD, MIT
Johanna Möslinger, COO Konzerthaus
Julia Kaganskiy, Independent Curator & Cultural Strategist, Founding Director of NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator dedicated to art, design and technology founded by the New Museum in 2014, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York)
Eva Fischer, sound:frame, VRVienna, Diagonale
Anvar Musrepov, Co-Curator Astana Show „First Contact“; Represented Kazakhstan in the “Limited Liability Pavilion” at the Venice Biennale in 2017
Simon W.Rees, Artistic Director Cosmoscow, Curator MAK, Kunsthalle
Rupert Huber, Composer, Musician, TOSCA
Andreas Reichhardt, Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology
Gabriele Tatzberger, Head of Start-up Services at Vienna Business Agency
Oliver Holle, Co-Founder and CEO Speedinvest
Fedor Holz, Co-Founder and CEO Under The Tree

Friday, 27 September 2019 | BioBridge 2019 | 11:00am-4:00pm

The presentation of the scientific projects engaged in research and development of innovative pharmaceuticals and new treatment methods. This is the finale of the BioBridge-2019 accelerator program, which prides to have an extensive board of internationally renowned experts. The presentation will run alongside an exhibition of contemporary art projects created in collaboration with scientists.

Alexander Melerzanov, Candidate of medical sciences, MD, Dean of the Faculty of Biological and Medical Physics at MIPT
Cornelius Granig, CEO and Author, partner in the consulting industry, providing advice to clients in the area of digitalisation and cyber security
Evgeny Gorodny, Entrepreneur, Investor, CEO & President Digital Medic GmbH, Inbiotech Gmbh, Member of the Board BioMedia LLC, MDK LLC
Gerhard Puttner, Professor, Doctor of commercial sciences, entrepreneur, Owner/ CEO/ CD at DR.PUTTNER USP+ and Dr. Puttner Communications, lecturer at Vienna University of Economics and Business
Irene Fialka, CEO of INiTS, Vienna’s University Business Incubator (UBI), has a background in genetics/molecular biology and has worked with deeptech startups since 2004
Josef Penninger, MD, Director of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia in Canada
Konstantin Novoselov, Nobel laureate in physics, Professor at University of Manchester, Professor at National University of Singapore
Manfred Kunze,
Markus Huber, Entrepreneur, Vice-President for International Business at RDI Group Moscow, Growth Partner at Speedinvest Digital East, CEO at RDI Digital
Martin Denzel, Ph.D, Independent Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, co-founder of Acus, a scientific advisor to JLP Health GmbH Laboratories GmbH
Michael Kunze,
Nicolai Rodimov, Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Europe and CIS at the Vienna Business Agency
Pierluigi Nicotera, MD PhD, Scientific Director and Chairman, German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Professor of Neurodegeneration, University of Bonn, Germany
Ulrich Elling, PhD in Natural Sciences, Team Leader at Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria

The Curator’s Room – Igor Zabel: How to Make Art Visible? | 5:00-7:00pm

Screening of the documentary “The Curator’s Room — Igor Zabel: How to Make Art Visible?” about life and work of artist and curator Igor Zabel (1958–2005). Followed by a discussion with Urška Jurman, the screenwriter.

Friday, 27 September 2019 | Vienna Humanities Festival | Globe/Marx Halle | 7:00pm

Social Networks or Social Nightmares?
Leading philosophers and social media specialists will talk about the role of social media and its influence on politics, culture, and society.

Roger McNamee
, Facebook investor, Advisor to Mark Zuckerberg, author of the bestseller “Zucked” (2019)
Evgeny Morozov, political scientist, a visiting scholar at Stanford University, author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom” (2011)
Max Schrems, Austrian lawyer and activist, who won a legal case against Facebook
Shalini Randeria,
Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Vienna), an independent institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences.

Saturday, 28 September | Russian Art Focus  | 2:00–4:00pm

How to reach out to unexplored art territories? 
The invited experts will discuss the role (if any) that former Soviet republics play in the international contemporary art scene.

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director Serpentine Galleries, London
Jean Hubert Martin, Art historian, curator, Paris
Johanna Chromik, Artistic Director viennacontemporary, Vienna
Nikolas Iljine, Advisor to the General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Georg Schöllhammer, curator, writer and editor, Vienna
Christianna Bonin, Art historian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Moderator: Richard Wallis, Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Art Focus

Sunday, 29 September 2019  | 11:00– 3:00pm

Culture as a Boost for Public and Private Development
A panel discussion about sustainable development of regions and territories through collaboration with cultural institutions and use of artistic practices in urban spaces. The speakers will answer the question, «why cultural activities and integration of cultural infrastructure is the winning strategy for progress purposes». Among the themes that will be in the limelight are: best practices of integration of culture into local development projects, different aspects of local communities’ involvement in designing art projects

Anton Belov, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Barbara Holub, the Transparadiso founder and CEO, artist, researcher
Charles Landry, urban development expert, founder of the concept Creative city
Claudia Nutz, consultant, ex-MD the Zeestadt Aspern, the Nutzeffect founder and CEO
Dmitry Aksenov, Chairman of viennacontemporary and RDI Group
Ekaterina Pronicheva, Chairman of the Committee on Tourism of Moscow
Gerfried Stocker, Artistic&Managing Director of Ars Electronica
John McGrath, Art and Executive Director of Manchester International Festival
Lutz Engelke, TRIAD founder and CEO
Paul Alezraa, Avesta Group founder and CEO
Peter Noever, Noever Design founder and CEO
Sabine Gretner, Director of Superar
Simon Mraz, Director of Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow
Steffan Waltz,  Director of Design Innovation at Diconium, GeeLab founder and CEO
Viktoria Kondrashova, Director General of RDI Creative



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26–29 September 2019
Marx Halle Vienna


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