Texto (en inglés) “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.

Calladita nunca. Conversar fuera de tono | Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros | miércoles, 24. enero 2018

Conversaremos sobre letras, música y videos que utilizan la parodia para romper la automatización de la percepción. Escucharemos voces feministas, cuir, fuera de ritmo, chirriantes, géneros bastardos e irreverentes, y letras aún no cantadas pero ya conectadas en futuros alternativos.
La charla tiene como objetivo intercambiar estrategias y desafíos sobre formas de componer canciones de manera individual o colectiva, así como dialogar sobre la experiencia colaborativa en la creación musical.

Taller/Conferencia: Cherríe Moraga y Celia Herrera

Presentación: La lucha libre femenil como una herramienta contra la pedagogía de la crueldad

Exhibición y simposio: FACES: gender, art, technology. 20 years of interactions, connections and collaborations

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/

Friday, Oct 13 at 7:30 PM opening:
Welcome and Introductions: Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Ursprung, exhibition co-curators.
Remarks:
Tina Wirnsberger, City Councillor for Women´s Affairs
Christine Braunersreuther, Culture Spokesperson for women and culture, Graz

Performances:
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).

Symposium:

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.

Nancy Buchanan (US), Early US feminism and The Woman’s Building, LA;
Katy Deepwell (GB), n.paradoxa;
Eva Ursprung (AT), Eva & Co, IAWA International Association of Women in the Arts
Moderation: Diana McCarty (DE/US), Faces and ReBootFM co-founder
Conclude  with general discusson.1:30 PM Marina Grzinic (SI) – Connecting struggles: feminism in former Eastern Europe, the LGBTQI movement in former Yugoslavia and the decolonial transfeminist WOC positions from Austria and larger
2 PM  Short presentations (on Site and via Skype):
Nancy Buchanan (US), Lena Chen (US), Valie Djordjevic (SRB/DE), Charlotte Eifler (DE), Sol Haring (AT), Ida Hirsenfelder (SI), Elaine Wing-Ah Ho (HK), Reni Hofmüller (AT), Margarete Jahrmann (AT), lizvlx (AT), Manu Luksch (AT/UK) (Skype), Diana McCarty (US/DE), Gordana Novakovic (SRB/UK)  (Skype), Arghyro Paouri (GR/FR), Boryana Rossa (BGR/US), Nina Sobell (US), Evelin Stermitz/ ArtFemTV (AT), Myriam Thyes (LUX/CH/DE), Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/DE),  Anja Westerfrölke (AT)…At the Conclusion of presentations, continue with open mic style for audience participation.6:00 PM  “bloody mary hairy!” a DIY (gaga-)feminist didactics cock*tail tale. Film by DIVANOVA/daniela jauk, anita peter mörth, sol haring film, 2017. Skype-performance-talk with DIVANOVA and Sol Haring.
6.30 PM  Faces communal Dinner
8:00 PM  Performances:
Lena Chen – „The Life and Death of Elle Peril”
Reni Hofmüller – “Resonating Sculpture II – Jetzt/Now”

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.

There will be presentations and videoscreenings at the IFCA Maribor from October 6th to 16th.
A cooperation of Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz; IFCA (International Festival of Computer Arts), MRFU Maribor; Galerija Makina, Pula; Ursprung Tonträger, Strantschitschach.

Funded by: Alpen-Adria-Allianz, Stadt Graz Referat Frauen und Gleichstellung, KPÖ, Gemeinderatsklub der Grazer Grünen

¡AQUÍ ESTAMOS Y DE AQUÍ NO NOS VAMOS! 31 aniversario de lucha femenil en la Ciudad de México



Entrevista (inglés): Hauntings in the Archive, Frieze

Hauntings in the Archive

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

ENTREVISTA (en inglés): NINA HOECHTL & JULIA WIEGER TALK HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!, FILMDOO

Interview NINA HOECHTL & JULIA WIEGER TALK HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! (en inglés):
https://www.filmdoo.com/blog/2017/08/14/interview-nina-hoechtl-julia-wieger-talk-hauntings-in-the-archive/


HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!/HECHIZOS EN EL ARCHIVO!, 2017, still: Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch

 

HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!, LFFF2017, 19 de agosto, 13:30hrs

SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 1:30pm

FEMINISM AND THE ARCHIVE + panel discussion with Althea Greenan (Curator at the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University), Samia Malik (from the Women of Color Index reading group that explores the Women’s Art Library catalogue at Goldsmiths to visibilize WoC artists’ work) and Julia Wieger (co-director of Hauntings in the Archive! and co-founder of the Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps (SKGAL), at the VBKÖ).

LFFF2017 will screen the European premiere of feature documentary Hauntings in the Archive! This will be followed by a short talk by Selina Robertson on her research with the Rio Cinema’s 1980s–1990s feminist film curation archive.

Spuken im Archiv! (Hauntings in the Archive!)

Trailer HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! from SKGAL on Vimeo.

Hauntings in the Archive! reflects on and exposes the his/herstory/ies of the Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ) through its century-old archive of letters, photos, catalogues and thousands of other documents. The Secretariat for Ghosts, Archive Politics and Gaps curates the material to conjure up the spectres of the multiple lives of the VBKÖ that meet and share the scene in the film: ghosts of national socialism encounter colonial fantasies and old and new feminist agencies.

¡HECHIZOS EN EL ARCHIVO!, MICGénero, agosto-octubre 2017

PROYECCIONES

Ciudad de México
Sábado 5 de agosto, 20:00 hrs, Goethe-Institut Mexiko
Martes 8 de agosto, 18:00 hrs, Cinepolis Diana
Viernes 11 de agosto, 16:30 hrs, Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

Puebla
Sábado 26 de agosto, 19:00 hrs, Complejo Cultural Universitario, BUAP

Buenos Aires
Martes 26 de septiembre, 18:00 hrs, CINE.AR Sala Gaumont


Trailer ¡HECHIZOS EN EL ARCHIVO! from SKGAL on Vimeo.

¡HECHIZOS EN EL ARCHIVO! hace un corte largo y fragmentario a través de la/s historia/s de la Asociación Austriaca de Mujeres Artistas (VBKÖ). Fundada en 1910, la VBKÖ fue una de las primeras organizaciones europeas en velar por los intereses artísticos y económicos de las mujeres artistas. En 2017 sigue activa y se enfrenta a los fantasmas de la ideología nacional-socialista y de fantasías coloniales así como a los espectros de viejas y nuevas agencias feministas.

SELECCIÓN OFICIAL MICGénero, México y Argentina micgenero.com/, London Feminist Film Festival londonfeministfilmfestival.com/

Una película y producción de la SECRETARÍA DE FANTASMAS, POLÍTICAS DE ARCHIVO Y VACÍOS
Narración AMOR GUTIÉRREZ, NAOMI RINCÓN GALLARDO
Música OPEN MUSIC ARCHIVE
Diseño de Sonido CHRIS JANKA
Edición NINA HOECHTL, EDUARDO THOMAS
Cámara LIESA KOVACS, NICK PROKESCH
Corrección de Color JUAN LUIS VELAZQUEZ
Guión y Dirección NINA HOECHTL Y JULIA WIEGER