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Events 2010


Working on the Community
Lecture with Christian Kravagna

May 20, 2010, 7 p.m.

When and under which political conditions does participation in art become a reality? The lecture summarizes models of participatory practice in art of the 1970s to 1990s, critically comparing motives and intentions as well as implementation practices. It addresses changes in such practices between necessity, the sense of mission, desire, and experiment and questions the historical “destinies” of artistic objectives when they are subject to processes of cultural institutionalization and the influence of political calculation.

Christian Kravagna is an art historian, critic, and curator as well as professor of Postcolonial Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is the editor of the books “Privileg Blick. Kritik der visuellen Kultur,” Berlin 1997; “Agenda. Perspektiven kritischer Kunst,” Vienna/Bozen 2000; “Das Museum als Arena. Institutionskritische Texte von KünstlerInnen,” Cologne 2001 and “Routes. Imaging travel and migration,” Frankfurt 2007. Christian Kravagna has been the curator (with Hedwig Saxenhuber) of Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt since 2005. The most recent curated exhibition was “Planetary Consciousness,” 2008 at Leuphana University in Lüneburg.

Clegg & Guttmann, The Open Library, Mainz 1994

Clegg & Guttmann, The Open Library, Mainz 1994