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.
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
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.
‘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.
FACES: gender, art, technology
20 years of interactions, connections and collaborations
Opening times of the exhibition: Oct. 14 – Nov. 5 2017, Tuesday to Sunday 3 PM to 7 PM
Friday, Oct 13 at 7:30 PM: Opening of exhibition and symposium.
Saturday Oct 14 and Sunday Oct 15: Symposium, videoscreenings, performances.
In 2017 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the international online community “FACES“, a network of women in media arts who connect inperson and on the listserv faces-l.net. “FACES” was founded in 1997 in Austria. It has built its base from meetings with communities of women around the world, in person and virtually, bringing a borderless sense of communication, giving new possibilities for creative online projects – performance, spoken word, sound, and theoretical discussion. http://www.faces-l.net/
Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/DE)/Annie Abrahams (NL/FR) – “Unaussprechbarlich”
Boryana Rossa (USA/BG), together with If Nickl and Sylvie Leiner (AT) – “Golden Carelessness”
Participating artists and theoreticians: 42, Annie Abrahams/Helen Varley Jamieson, Nora Al Badri/Jan Nikolai Nelles, Perry Bard, Anne Bray, Nancy Buchanan, Filipa César/Grada Kilomba/Diana McCarty, Lena Chen, Katy Deepwell, DIVANOVA daniela jauk/anita peter mörth/ sol haring, Valie Djordjevic, Charlotte Eifler, Marina Grzinic/Aina Smid, Heide Hatry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Ida Hirsenfelder, Elaine Wing-Ah Ho//Ming Lin, Nina Hoechtl feat. INVASORIX, Reni Hofmüller, Margarete Jahrmann, lizvlx, Manu Luksch, Jenny Marketou, Varsha Nair, Arghyro Paouri, Boryana Rossa, Mechthild Schmidt Feist, Nina Sobell, Evelin Stermitz, Hito Steyerl, Myriam Thyes, Tanja Vujinovic, Anja Westerfrölke, Faith Wilding/SubRosa, Eva Wohlgemuth.
Curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Ursprung (in collaboration with Valie Djordjevic, Diana McCarty, Ushi Reiter).
Saturday, Oct 14, 10 AM – 6 PM
10:00 AM Kathy Rae Huffman (US) / Arghyro Paouri (GR/FR) – Introduction, Faces in Paris 2000 and memorial to Nathalie Magnan (1956–2016).
10:30-12.30 Panel: Networking histories.
9:00 PM PARTY with Djanes CHARLOTTE [G-Edit] (DE) and others.
Sunday, Oct.15: 10 AM – 4 PM
Exhibition will be open to the public, the bar will be open throughout afternoon until 7 PM
10.00 AM Coffee and get together
11.00 AM – 2.00 PM Wrap-up discussion, future strategies and Q+A with Faces Moderators
2:00 PM FILM SCREENING: Lynn Hershman Leeson, !Women Art Revolution (2010) 1 hr. 23 min.
Funded by: Alpen-Adria-Allianz, Stadt Graz Referat Frauen und Gleichstellung, KPÖ, Gemeinderatsklub der Grazer Grünen
Nina Höchtl and Julia Wieger discuss researching the Austrian Association of Women Artists and their efforts to disrupt unreliable histories
An understanding of history as unreliable – a subjective, edited text, fallible to human error or deliberate bias – has been much explored in recent politics and art practice. The archive has become both a physical and rhetorical space in which to challenge omissions, gaps and absences and ask questions about hierarchies of power. Who, and how, do we remember, and why? The intricate relationship between feminism and the archive – the notion of activating and preserving marginalized history as a form of collective resistance – has been addressed by academics such as Kate Eichhorn, a lecturer in writing and cultural theory at The New School in New York, who perceive an engagement with the past as a means to stage radical, progressive interventions in the present. Akin to other energized forms of political intervention, the archive is there to be reclaimed.
For more, see https://frieze.com/article/hauntings-archive
Interview NINA HOECHTL & JULIA WIEGER TALK HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!:
HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!, 2017, still: Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch