Video-talks "Art and Democracy"

2. Mai bis 8. Juni 2020

Fünf moderierte Diskussionen zwischen internationalen Künstler_innen und Kurator_innen zeigen unterschiedliche Zugänge zum Thema Kunst und Demokratie.




May 2, 2020

Raqs Media Collective - Nato Thompson - Moderation: Klaus Speidel

Raqs Media Collective, founded by Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi and Shuddhabrata Sengupta in 1991. The group is operating at the interface of activist art, curating and the role as philosophic Agent Provokateur. Based in New Delhi.
Nato Thompson, curator, author; artistic director of Philadelphia Contemporary, 2007-18 chief curator Creative Time and Creative Time Summit, 2001-07 curator Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Lives in Philadelphia/US.
Klaus Speidel, curator, art critic, Institute of Art History, University of Vienna, co-founder of Verein K independent organisation with a focus on projects that critically engage with contemporary art and culture. Lives in Vienna.



May 13, 2020
Julia Grosse - Anna Jermolaewa - Moderation: Larissa Kikol
in german language

Julia Grosse, art historian, journalist, Guest-Lecturer at University of Art Berlin, co-founder and editor in chief of Contemporary And (C&) and Contemporary And América Latina (C& AL). She lives in berlin.
Anna Jermolaewa, media-artist, Professor at University of Art and Design Linz, 2006–2011 she was Professor at State School of Design/ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany and 2016/17 Guest Professor at Art University Kassel, Germany. She lives in Vienna.
Larissa Kikol, art historian, editor, art critc, she writes for Die Zeit, Kunstforum International, art das Kunstmagazin, Die Kunstzeitung, Spiegel Online amongst others, her collective project Local Heroes was approved by the Biennale Manifesta 13.



May 19, 2020
Ele Carpenter/Arianna Mercado - ruangrupa - Moderation: Martin Fritz

Ele Carpenter, independent curator and artist; she is curator of the Nuclear Culture Project, convenor of the Nuclear Culture Research Group at Goldsmiths University, London, where she is Reader in Curating in the Department of Art. Lives in London and Arianna Mercado, curator, writer. co-founder of Kiat Kiat Projects, a nomadic curatorial initiative with a focus on alternative exhibition formats, currently pursuing MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. Lives in London and Manila
ruangrupa, artists collective, established in 2000 to support the idea of art within urban and cultural context by involving artists and other disciplines such as social sciences, politics, technology, media, etc. Based in Jakarta.
Martin Fritz, curator, writer, 1996-98 Director of Operations/Director of Program Planning, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2000-2002 coordinator Manifesta 4, 2016-2020 rector University of Art and Media Stuttgart. Lives in Vienna.




May 25, 2020
Bill Kouélany – Meike Gleim – Moderation: Roland Fischer-Briand
in french language

Bill Kouélany, artist, writer, founder of Les Ateliers Sahm, contemporary art centre in Congo-Brazzaville, Initiator of RIAC, an annual month of performances, workshops and seminars as well as a residency programme, lives in Brazzaville/Congo
Meike Gleim, artist, philosopher. Independent researcher at University of Applied Sciences Fulda, works and writes on arts, democracy and power structures, lives in Bruxelles/Belgium.
Roland Fischer-Briand, art historian, head of the photo collection at Filmmuseum Vienna. Editor of Streulicht - magazine for photography and related matters (2012–2015), exhibitions and publications on photographie and film. Lives in Vienna.



June 8, 2020
Timea Junghaus - Pawel Leszkowicz - Moderation: Nina Schedlmayr

Timea Junghaus, art historian, since 2017 director Eriac - European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, Berlin. 2007 curator of the first international Roma pavilion "Paradise Lost" at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia. Board-member of RomArchive, a digital archive for art of the Sinti and Roma.
Pawel Leszkowicz
, art historian, curator, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, activist for the rights of the LGBTQ movement. Member of the International Association of Art Critics. Author of numerous books, e.g.: Ars Homo erotica, Art Pride: Gay Art from Poland.
Nina Schedlmayr, editor-in-chief of the cultural magazine "morgen". Since 2003 freelance art critic and journalist for profil, Wiener Zeitung, PARNASS, Weltkunst,, Camera Austria, EIKON, Kunst und Auktionen, Springerin, Handelsblatt, Datum. Austrian State Prize for Art Criticism 2017.