Claims, Quests & Desires. Around the Table of Feminist Manifestos
Round-Table & Think Lab with Inputs, Discussione, Dialogues and Poster Production
hosted by alpha nova & galerie futura
with curator and lecturer Sophie Lingg and artist and lecturer Claudia Lomoschitz (both Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; FEMINIST NIGHT SCAPES. A Manifesto for the Night together with Elke Krasny); curator and art critic Raluca Voinea (tranzit.ro Association Bucharest; Manifesto for the Gynecene – Sketch of a New Geological Era together with Alexandra Pirici); artist and writer Christina Zück (Sickness Affinity Group) and guests.
14.1.2023 // 14:00-17:00 (in English)
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kottbusser Str. 10/d, 10999 Berlin
Please register until 13.1.23: email@example.com
Claims, Quests & Desires is a series of round-tables and think labs in which we address various questions around present feminist perspectives and feminist futures and develop strategies for action for feminist knowledge production and practices and forge alliances together with invited guests and participants.
In the context of the exhibition “Manifest Yourself! (Queer-)Feminist Manifestos since the Suffragettes” at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, we want to address the following questions, among others:
What can formats like manifestos contribute to feminist knowledge production and practice? Were and are (feminist) manifestos timeless, or to what extent do they need updating against the background of dramatic political and ecological scenarios? Who are manifestos addressed to, who is meant, who is excluded? How can we think the “manifesto” format intersectionally and how can we queer it? Is a reality check indispensable to be able to work productively with manifestos, to be able to develop visions without losing sight of the realities?
Sophie Lingg experiments and researches on digitality, digital mass media and their use for artistic work and art education. Since 2019 she teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna’s Art and Education department. She is co-editor of the book Radicalizing Care: Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating (ed. Elke Krasny, Lena Fritsch, Birgit Bosold, Vera Hofmann and Sophie Lingg), published by Sternberg Press in 2022.
Claudia Lomoschitz works as visual artist and choreographer on installations interfering with politics of representation and physical perception. Lomoschitz graduated the MA in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Copenhagen and the Academy of fine Arts Vienna where she currently works as lecturer. www.claudiolomoschitz.com
Raluca Voinea is a curator and art critic, based in Bucharest. Since 2012 she is co-director of tranzit.ro Association. From 2012 to 2019 she managed tranzit.ro space in Bucharest, which included an art gallery, a communitarian permaculture garden and an Orangery (a space for hosting fragile plants and ideas), all developed organically and in response to both the local context and to international frameworks. Starting with 2021, the ideas and approach that configured this space are continued in a new collective project based in the countryside outside of Bucharest.
Christina Zück is an artist and writer and a member of Sickness Affinity Group (https://sicknessaffinity.org/). Sickness Affinity Group is a group of art workers and activists who work on the topic of sickness/disability and/or are affected by sickness/disability.