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Events 01 | 2014

Fri−Sat, January 24−25, 2014
global aCtIVISm Symposium

Symposium as Part of the
Exhibition "global aCtIVISm"
ZKM_Lecture Hall and ZKM_Cube, admission free, language: English
Fri: 2 p.m.−8.30 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m−7 p.m..

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Art War
Activist Summit
"global aCtIVISm"

Almost fifty scholars, artists and activists are scheduled to come together as part of the large-scale exhibition project "global aCtIVISm" at the ZKM, with the purpose of discussing the development and form of the socio-political significance of civil engagement in the 21st century. This development, under the influence of contemporary fine art, communications media as well as the growing possibilities and dangers of the Internet forms the focus of the discussion. But the role of citizens has also radically changed over the course of the development its new role as actor in a performative democracy likewise forms an aspect of the symposium.

Scholars from the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology, jurisprudence, media sciences, computer science and art theory will discuss and exchange ideas with film makers, artists and activists about the role of the citizen in performative democracy.

Friday, Jan 24, 2014, ZKM_Lecture Hall
2 p.m.−2.30 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Peter Weibel (Karlsruhe), Ugo Mattei (Turin)

2.30 p.m.−5 p.m.
Panel I: Activism and the Citizen
Robin Celikates (Amsterdam, Berlin), Bo Zheng (Hong Kong), Olaf Bertram-Nothnagel (New York), Jackie Sumell (New Orleans)

5 p.m.−5.30 p.m.
Coffee Break

5.30 p.m.−8.30 p.m.
Panel II: How to do Activism
Rita Raley (Santa Barbara), Howard Barrell (Cardiff), Younes Belghazi (Rabat), Bani Brusadin (Barcelona), Arman & Arash Riahi (Vienna)

8.30 p.m.−10 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014, ZKM_Cube
10 a.m.−12.30 p.m.
Panel III: Social, Tactical, and Global Media
Zixue Tai (Lexington), Thameur Mekki (Tunis), Martina Steis (Berlin), Birgitta Jónsdóttir (Reykjavík)

12.30 p.m.−2 p.m.
Lunch Break

2 p.m.−4.30 p.m.
Panel IV: Art and Activism
Olivier Krischer (Sydney), Sruti Bala (Amsterdam) & Veronika Zangl (Vienna, Amsterdam), Tatiana Volkova (Moscow), Ragip Zik (Istanbul), Jonas Staal (Rotterdam)

4.30 p.m.−5.30 p.m.
Coffee Break

5.30 p.m.−7 p.m.
Open Discussion

7 p.m.−9 p.m.

9 p.m., ZKM_Cube
ART WAR (2013)
Film Screening and Artist Talk with Marco Wilms, Ammar Abo Bakr and Ganzeer
admission free

Sunday, Jan 26, 2014, ZKM_Cube, ZKM_Music Balcony and ZKM_Foyer
10 a.m.−7 p.m.
Activist Summit
The focus of the activist summit is the future of activist artists − the artivists − as citizens.
admission free, language: English
Participants: Noah Fischer (New York), Daniel Mützel (Berlin), Joulia Strauss (Berlin), Imani Jaqueline Brown (New Orleans), Antonio Calleja López (Madrid), Hadeer Elmahdawy (Cairo), MTL [Nitasha Dhillon and Amin Husain] (New York), Napuli Paul Langa (Berlin), Lucas Oliveira (São Paulo), Alexander Wolodarskij (Kiev, Erlangen), Artur Żmijewski (Warsaw)

- subject to change -

photo: Silent Protest: a woman reads "Thy Myth of Sisyphos" by Albert Camus, Taksim, Istanbul 2013
© photo: George Henton


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