Meeting "Sweet 60s"

Sweet 60s

Panel discussions
13 May 2011, 1 pm
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

The event brings together key personalities involved in the project Sweet 60s, a long-term experimental curatorial, scientific and educational research project that investigates hidden territories of the revolutionary period of the 1960s regarded from contemporary artistic and theoretical perspectives.

The curatorial and artistic focus lies on “post-ideological societies” (in post-Soviet, post-Socialistic Eastern European, Middle Eastern, West and Central Asian as well as North African countries) in making a comparative analysis and contextualization of the historical developments in arts, culture and society of the 1960s and 70s and their subsequent effects on contemporary socio-political and cultural situations. The participants will give an insight in their practice in regard to the project Sweet 60s as well as a contextualisation within contemporary practices which will open up into a general discussion.

The panel is coorganized by the Post-Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The PCAP with its professor Marina Grzinic and the students engage in contemporary art and critical theory. At present they are all active in the workshop organized  in the PCAP with the title “Decolonizing Knowledge and Life through Theory and Art.” The workshop is conducted by guest lecturer Ivana Marjanović, PhD candidate, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Room M20, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna


1 pm | Introduction
Georg Schöllhammer, editor, author, curator and editor-in-chief based in Vienna, Austria

1:30 pm | Panel 1
Ruben Arevshatyan, artist, art critic and independent curator based in Yerevan, Armenia
Osman Kavala, head of Anadolu Kültür in Istanbul, Turkey (tbc)

2:30 pm | Panel 2
Bassam el Baroni, curator and art critic from Alexandria, Egypt
Abdellah Karroum, independent art researcher, publisher and curator from Rabat, Morocco
Tirdad Zolghadr, independent writer/curator and teacher at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in New York, USA

3:30 pm | Panel 3
Olga Bryukhovetska, co-funder of the Visual Culture Reserach Center (VCRC) at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) in Kiev, Ukraine
Muratbek Jumaliev, artist from Bishkek, central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan
Lali Pertenava, art historian and critic from Tbilissi, Georgia
Jahangir Selimkhanov, musicologist and music historian from Baku, Azerbaijan

The talks will be moderated by the Editorial Group for Writing Insurgent Genealogies (Carolina Agredo, Sheri Avraham, Iris Borovčnik, Annalisa Cannito,  Miltiadis Gerothanasis, Marina Gržinić, Niki Kubaczek, Marissa Lôbo, Ivana Marjanović) at Post Conceptual Art Practices, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in cooperation with the Post-Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna is supported by ERSTE Foundation