Gathering: ARCHIVAL PRACTICES, IMAGINATIONS AND FUTURE HISTORIES, Dec 7, ]a[ University Library

ARCHIVAL PRACTICES, IMAGINATIONS AND FUTURE HISTORIES
A gathering set in motion by the Secretariat of Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps

Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Kathy Carbone and Roshini Kempadoo

Friday, December 7, 2–7 PM

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, University Library, Augasse 2–6, 1090 Vienna

Over the past two decades, the archive has emerged as a crucial site of feminist knowledge production, activism and visual art practices. Feminist archives, special collections and informal repositories have been used to document art practices and activist movements. Through such archives previously obscured forms of knowledge and practice can become visible.

This gathering assembles a group of artists, archivists and scholars committed to finding disruptive and engendering modes of engaging with archives. They will discuss the entangled, queer and messy ways we create meaning and images today by looking to the past and imagining the yet-to-come.

Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski (independent artist/designer, archivist and organizer), Kathy Carbone (scholar and archivist, University of California Los Angeles) and Roshini Kempadoo (photographer, media artist and scholar, University of Westminster, London) will stage presentations and conversations that traverse transatlantic historical contexts. They will explore a variety of archival materials from the Women’s Art Library, the Women of Colour Index, the California Institute of the Arts, The Feminist Art Program Materials, the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago (1920s–1960s) and contemporary artworks from the diaspora and the Caribbean.

 

The gathering will take place in English and is part of the program accompanying the exhibition DARK ENERGY. feminist organizing, working collectively opening March 28, 2019 at xhibit, Eschenbachgasse 11 at the corner of Getreidemarkt, 1010 Vienna.

16. November 2018 by admin
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DEPARTMENT OF ULTIMOLOGY: WAS WO/WHAT WHERE, steirischerherbst’18 Volksfronten


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

 

Was Wo / What Where (2018)
Forschungsprojekt und Installation / Research project and installation

In Auftrag gegeben von / Commissioned by steirischer herbst’18 Volksfronten

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

21.9.–17.11.
Grazer Kunstverein
Palais Trauttmansdorff
Burggasse 4
8010 Graz

19. September 2018 by admin
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SCREENING and Q&A: SPUKEN IM ARCHIV! / ¡HECHIZOS EN EL ARCHIVO!, MUAC

12. August 2018 by admin
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Screening and Q&A with Julia Wieger: HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!

HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!, Screening and Q&A with Julia Wieger

AT/MX, 2017, 72 min

A film by
Nina Höchtl and Julia Wieger
Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps

Q&A with Julia Wieger


HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!
reflects on the history/ies of the Austrian Association of Women Artists (the VBKÖ) through its archive of letters, photos, catalogues and administrative documents. The Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps assembles the material to conjure up the spectres of the multiple lives of the VBKÖ that was founded more than a hundred years ago. In the film, the ghosts of National Socialism encounter colonial fantasies and share the scene with old and new feminist agencies.

 

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Nina Höchtl and Julia Wieger / Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps, SPUKEN IM ARCHIV! (Hauntings in the Archive!), 2017, film still. Camera: Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch

http://izk.tugraz.at/semesters/summer-semester-2018/screening-hauntings-in-the-archive/

01. May 2018 by admin
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Streaming: HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!, Women’s Voices Now 5th Annual Film Festival, March 8-April 8, 2018

HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! is an official selection of the Women’s Voices Now 5th Annual Film Festival, streaming online from March 8th – April 8th, 2018. This unique film festival amplifies women’s voices and sheds a light on women’s rights issues.

HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! reflects on the hi/herstory/ies of the Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ) through its century-old archive of letters, photos, catalogs, and thousands of other documents. The Secretariat for Ghosts, Archival Politics and Gaps (SKGAL) assembles the material to conjure up the specters of the multiple lives of the VBKÖ that share the scene in the film: Ghosts of National Socialism encounter colonial fantasies, as well as old and new feminist agencies.

Stream HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! for free here:
http://www.womensvoicesnow.org/filmfestival/hauntings-in-the-archive/

Support the festival by watching and voting for the films on WVN’s website here: womensvoicesnow.org/filmfestival

 

09. March 2018 by admin
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AUSSTELLUNG: Current signs, das weisse haus

„Current signs“
kuratiert von Enar de Dios Rodriguez

Für das Projekt „Current signs“ wurden zeitgenössische Künstler/innen eingeladen, ihre aktuellen Anliegen und Forderungen in Form von Protestschildern auszudrücken. Wofür müssen wir aufstehen und unsere Stimme erheben? Was soll publik gemacht werden? Welche Umstände können wir nicht akzeptieren? Die von den Künstler/innen entworfenen 16 Protestschilder geben eine visuelle Antwort auf diese wichtigen Fragen. Die Auflage von 50 Stück steht den Besucher/innen – solange der Vorrat reicht – zur kostenlosen Mitnahme zur Verfügung. Zu sehen vom 20. Februar bis 28. März 2018 im weissen haus.

„Current signs“ wurde aus der Sorge um die aktuelle politische Landschaft und den Aufstieg (sowie der gesellschaftlichen Hinnahme) rechtsextremistischer, fremdenfeindlicher und rassistischer Ideologien geboren. Wie immer – aber vielleicht jetzt dringlicher als je zuvor – müssen wir unsere Anliegen sichtbar machen, unserer Ideen mit Anderen teilen. Current signs ist eine Aufforderung, vom Recht auf Protest Gebrauch zu machen.

mit Beiträgen von
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

 

AUSSTELLUNG im das weisse haus
Eröffnung: 20. Feber 2018, 19h
Ausstellungsdauer: 21. Feber – 28. März 2018 // Dienstag bis Freitag 13h –19h, Samstag 12h –17h, sowie nach Terminvereinbarung

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“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

13. February 2018 by admin
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TEXT: The VBKÖ’s Archive as a Site of Political Confrontation, or How Can You Sing Out of Tune?

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.

23. January 2018 by admin
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INTERVIEW: Hauntings in the Archive

Nina Höchtl and Julia Wieger discuss researching the Austrian Association of Women Artists and their efforts to disrupt unreliable histories

https://frieze.com/article/hauntings-archive

 

30. August 2017 by admin
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INTERVIEW: NINA HOECHTL & JULIA WIEGER TALK HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE!


HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! (2017), still: Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch

https://www.filmdoo.com/blog/2017/08/14/interview-nina-hoechtl-julia-wieger-talk-hauntings-in-the-archive/

22. August 2017 by admin
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HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! / ¡HECHIZOS EN EL ARCHIVO! Trailers

Trailer HAUNTINGS IN THE ARCHIVE! from SKGAL on Vimeo.

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

22. August 2017 by admin
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