Exhibition: #150 100 Years Women’s Right To Vote | 50 Years 68 Movement, Graz (AT)

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100 Years Women’s Right To Vote | 50 Years 68 Movement

curated by contemporary collective graz

with Iris Andraschek, maschen (Julia Rosenberger, Korinna Lindinger), Andrea Schlemmer,
Sekretariat für Geister, Archivpolitiken und Lücke

Opening: Thursday, 25.10.2018 at 6:30 pm
Exhibition: 26.10.-08.11.2018

Kunsthalle Graz
Conrad-v.-Hötzendorfstr. 42a
8010 Graz

Department of Ultimology: What Where, steirischer herbst’18 Volksfronten

adapted from a page from Maria Strnad, Österreichische Trachtendirndl (Traditional Austrian Dirndls), (Vienna: Sogra Modeverlag, 1950), Courtesy Department of Ultimology

Department of Ultimology

What Where (2018)
Research project and installation

Commissioned by steirischer herbst’18 Volksfronten

Produced by steirischer herbst and Grazer Kunstverein. Coordinated by Fiona Hallinan, Nina Höchtl, Kate Strain, and Julia Wieger

Grazer Kunstverein
Palais Trauttmansdorff
Burggasse 4
8010 Graz


Text: Decolonising the public university. A Collaborative and Decolonising Approach towards (Un)teaching and (Un)learning

Decolonising the public university. A Collaborative and Decolonising Approach towards (Un)teaching and (Un)learning

María del Socorro (Coco) Gutiérrez Magallanes, Nina Hoechtl, Rían Lozano

This article examines the postgraduate Gender and Visual Culture seminar that we have been co-teaching as a team of two (and occasionally three) professors over a four-year period at the public National Autonomous University of Mexico. Throughout this seminar, we have embraced personal and collective experiences in the process of (un)teaching and (un)learning to explore the possibilities of a pedagogy of ‘contagion by contact’, both feminist and critical, encouraging creative formats.

Drawing from a range and diverse reflections, we seek to critically explore an amplified challenge of, and the need for, a collaborative and de(s)colon/ial/ising approach towards (un)teaching and (un)learning in the context of the public university as a contentious space of political engagement. This space requires a constant questioning of where to teach from (a politics of location), what to teach (culturally diverse and conflicting worldviews), and how to teach (critical and decolonising methodologies).

in Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, Amsterdam University Press, Volume 21, Number 2, June 2018, pp. 153-170


Exhibition: Current signs, das weisses haus, Vienna

“Current signs”
curated by Enar de Dios Rodriguez

“Current signs” is a project to which contemporary artists were invited to express their actual concerns and demands in form of protest banners. What must we demand or protest against? What needs to be expressed publicly? What statements need to be taken to the streets? The resultant 16 protest banners designs, conceived by a wide range of artists, give a visual answers to these poignant questions. Printed in editions of 50, these banners will be on view at das weisse haus from the 20th of February to the 31st of March, where visitors could take them for free as long as they are available.

This project is born from the need to address concerns related to our current political landscapes and the raise (and acceptance) of far-right, xenophobic and racist ideologies. As always – but maybe now more than ever – we need to make visible our demands, to share with each other our ideas, our worries and our needs. Current signs aims to encourage this exercise of the right to demonstrate and protest.

participating artists:
Pablo Chiereghin / Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová / Johannes Gierlinger / Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid / Siggi Hofer / Klub Zwei / Milan Mijalkovic / Ryts Monet / monochrom / Ivette Mrova Zub / Yoshinori Niwa / Sekretariat für Geister, Archivpolitiken und Lücken (SKGAL) / UBERMORGEN / Flora Watzal / Christina Werner / WochenKlausur

EXHIBITION at das weisse haus
Opening February 20, 2018, 7 pm
Duration: February 21 – March 28, 2018 // Tuesday to Friday 1pm –7pm, Saturday 12am – 5pm, or by appointment

Text “The VBKÖ’s Archive as a Site of Political Confrontation, or How Can You Sing Out of Tune?” in All-women art spaces in Europe in the long 1970s

All-women art spaces in Europe in the long 1970s
Edited by Agata Jakubowska and Katy Deepwell

The texts gathered in this volume embrace women artists-only exhibitions, festivals, collective art projects, groups and associations, organised in the long 1970s in Europe (1968-1984). These all-women art initiatives are closely related to developments within the political and politicized women’s movement in Europe and America but what emerges is the varied and plural manner of their engagements with feminism(s) alongside their creation of ‘heterotopias’ in relation to specific sites/ politics/ collaborative art practices.

With texts by Katia Almerini, Susanne Altmann, Katy Deepwell, Fabienne Dumont, Nina Hoechtl and Julia Wieger, Agata Jakubowska, Monika Kaiser, Elke Krasny, Annika Öhrner, Márcia Oliveira, Kathleen Wentrack.

Conversation (in Spanish): Calladita nunca. Conversar fuera de tono | Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros | Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Film Screening and Discussion: HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!, Centre for Feminist Research/Goldsmiths, January 17, 2018, 5:30pm

‘Hauntings in the Archive!’ is a film and research project which deals critically with the hi/herstory/ies and archive of the Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKOE)

17 Jan 2018 5:30pm – 7:30pm Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths University of London

Post-screening discussion with directors Julia Wieger and Nina Hoechtl in conversation with Althea Greenan archivist of the Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths College.
Co-organised with Marta Genova, Coordinator of the London Feminist Film Festival.

Workshop/Lecture: Cherríe Moraga and Celia Herrera