Exhibición: DARK ENERGY. Feminist Organizing, Working Collectively

Inauguración | 28.03.2019, 19.00 hrs
Exhibición | 29.03.2019 – 25.05.2019
Lugar | xE – espacio de la exhibición de la Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Eschenbachgasse 11, esquina Getreidemarkt, 1010 Viena

Curadores: Véronique Boilard, Andrea Haas, Nina Höchtl, Julia Wieger

Participantes: Felicity Allen; Anti*Colonial Fantasies – Imayna Caceres, Sunanda Mesquita, Sophie Utikal; Chantal DuPont; ff. Feministisches Fundbüro; Martha Fleming und Lyne Lapointe; Vera Frenkel; Anne Golden; Althea Greenan; Minna Henriksson; Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński; Annette Krauss and the shifting team at the Casco Art Institute; lamathilde; Tanya Mars; Diane Poitras; Anne-Marie Proulx; Martha Rosler; Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski; Sekretariat für Geister, Archivpolitiken und Lücken; Vidéographe; Joyce Wieland; Aida Wild

Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski/Aida Wilde, carteles inspirados en los carteles de la Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London, Empowered PrintWorks, 2015, foto: Will Cenci

Como el universo, el corazón de la producción cultural consiste en materia y energía oscuras.1 Estas masas y movimientos invisibles se forman a partir de prácticas espontáneas, amateurs, autónomas, activistas, autogestionadas y coleectivas que juegan un papel fundamental en el trabajo cultural feminista. Un trabajo mal pagado o no retribuido que evita deliberadamente la visibilidad o no tiene eleccion de permanecer invisible. ¡Es la materia oscura e invisible que mantiene el sector cultural funcionando!

DARK ENERGY. Feminist Organizing, Working Collectively explora formas de organización feministas y de producción de conocimiento en el sector cultural. Poniendo en el centro las prácticas colaborativas feministas materiales y performativas, a través del trabajo de artistas, archiveras, diseñadoras y activistas, inscritas desde perspectivas feministas, queer y descolonizadoras.

1 Gregory Sholette, Dark Matter. Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, London: Pluto Press 2011.

Text (inglés): On the NUEVO TEATRO MÁXIMO DE LA RAZA: Still Thinking, Feeling and Speaking Spanish on and off Screen

Cinema betwen Latin America and Los Angeles. Origins to 1960
Edited by Colin Gunckel, Jan-Christopher Horak, Lisa Jarvinen

Historically, Los Angeles and its exhibition market have been central to the international success of Latin American cinema. Not only was Los Angeles a site crucial for exhibition of these films, but it became the most important hub in the western hemisphere for the distribution of Spanish language films made for Latin American audiences. Cinema between Latin America and Los Angeles builds upon this foundational insight to both examine the considerable, ongoing role that Los Angeles played in the history of Spanish-language cinema and to explore the implications of this transnational dynamic for the study and analysis of Latin American cinema before 1960. The volume editors aim to flesh out the gaps between Hollywood and Latin America, American imperialism and Latin American nationalism in order to produce a more nuanced view of transnational cultural relations in the western hemisphere.

Contributions by Jacqueline Avila, Alstair Tremps, Viviana García Besné, Desirée J. Garcia, Nina Hoechtl

Exposición: #150 100 años sufragio femenino | 50 años movimiento 68, Graz (AT)

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100 años sufragio femenino |  50 años movimiento 68

curada por contemporary collective graz

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

Inauguración: jueves, 25.10.2018 a las 18:30 hrs
Exposición: 26.10.-08.11.2018

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


Texto (en inglés): 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

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.
Tina Wirnsberger, City Councillor for Women´s Affairs
Christine Braunersreuther, Culture Spokesperson for women and culture, Graz

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.

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