Wien (A), 08.-10.11.2012
12th ELIA Biennial Conference
Art , Science and Society
Art Questions, Art Knows, Art Matters.
Following the success of the 11 th ELIA Biennial Conference in Nantes in 2010 (hosted by the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Métropole), we are pleased to announce that the University of Applied Ar ts Vienna – Die Angewandte will be hosting the 12th ELIA Biennial Conference in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, one of the w orld’s largest complexes for modern art and culture. The organisers are looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna!
The ELIA Biennial Conference is established as a major event for a large number of institutes of higher arts education in Europe and beyond. We meet, we share, we discuss, we celebrate, we establish new links, and sometimes we change our views.
In 2012 we want to build on thi s tradition and try something new by focusing our discussions through adding a more political dimension. In the p ast months the Steering Committee has worked on a draft for a resolution. It will be built out of a selec ted number of propositions, assertions and questions which can provoke new thinking about higher ar ts education in the public and political realm. It is meant as an of fering to conference participants, which can be used in p arts or as a whole; it can be targeted at different audiences and it can be a djusted to local conditions. Its f ocus is on underlining the power of the arts and higher ar ts education for the whole of society be yond economic impact once culture and creativity is given a chance to develop freely with a high degree of autonomy. It also dares us to look at higher arts education from new angles to prepare our students for a different future. As the resolution will be made available to conference participants in advance, we look forward to the opportunity for discussion in three consecutive plenary sessions called Art Questions, Art Knows, Art Matters followed by intensive table discussions.
Our endeavours will be suppor ted by a range of key speakers including VALIE EXPORT, Hito Steyerl, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Shady El Noshokaty and the trend researcher and futurologist Matthias Horx. Additionally, we are still in discussions with further speakers from the various fields of the ar ts, science and politics. We will also give lesser established artists from the rich source of all our alumni the oppor tunity to present their experience and their expectations for the future of the Arts. The ELIA Biennial Conference 2012 also gives the stage to the SHARE project in a dissemination session and to all conference delegates through discipline, network, thematic and projects presentation sessions as part of the Open Space Programme. Thanks to the MuseumsQuartier Wien we will experience a highly enriching environment in an exciting city.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Vienna.
— The ELIA Steering Committee
Vienna / 8–10 November 2012
Thursday 8 November
09.00 - 18.00 Registrations and Open Space
09.30 - 11.00 SHARE Plenary Session
Speaker: Ute Meta Bauer
11.00 - 13.00 SHARE Parallel Sessions
14.00 - 15.00 Opening - ART, SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
15.00 - 17.00 Plenary Art Knows
Speakers: Hito Steyerl, Mick Wilson and
17.00 - 18.00 Table Talks 1
20.00 - 22.00 Buffet Dinner Reception at the Vienna City Hall
Friday 9 November
09.00 - 10.00 Coffee and Open Space
10.00 - 12.00 Plenary Art Questions
Speakers: VALIE EXPORT and Jeanne van Heeswijk
12.00 - 13.00 Table Talks 2
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.30 Plenary Art Matters
Speaker: Shady El Noshokaty
16.30 - 17.30 Table Talks 3
17.30 - 18.30 Closing Plenary
Speaker: Matthias Horx*
21.00 - 01.00 Party
Saturday 10 November
- Open Floor Projects Presentations and Petcha Kutcha Session
- Discipline Sessions:
- Network Sessions:
- Thematic Sessions:
- Consultation Sessions on Quality Assurance and New European Programmes
* To be confirmed