Dialoge is a discursive program organized by the newly founded Center for Contemporary Art at the University of Graz, which will take place from May 16-21 at the Grazer Kunstverein. Under the title Art – Political Responsibility – Social Justice the program examines current socio-political issues. The program focuses on political conflict zones in Europe, diversity in the context of questioning and redefining concepts of identity, as well as social justice, colonialism, and imperialism.

The fourth Dialog examines the intertwinement of acts of political self-determination with artistic practices. With contributions by Mark Nash (lecture), Yagazie Emezi (artist talk), Ryan Cosbert (artist talk), Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński (artist talk), and Florian Bieber (lecture).

For the most recent schedule, please visit the website of the Center for Contemporary Art, University of Graz.

Dialoge is a discursive program organized by the newly founded Center for Contemporary Art at the University of Graz, which will take place from May 16-21 at the Grazer Kunstverein. Under the title Art – Political Responsibility – Social Justice the program examines current socio-political issues. The program focuses on political conflict zones in Europe, diversity in the context of questioning and redefining concepts of identity, as well as social justice, colonialism, and imperialism.

The second Dialog, entitled Trust & Intransigence, will place a special emphasis on European conflict zones. It provides a platform for exchange between scholars and artists. With contributions by Saddam Jumaily (Artist Talk), Marita Muukkonen, Ivor Stodolsky (Conversation), Jasmina Cibic (Artist Talk), Alexandra Hammond (Performance), Ekaterina Degot (Statement), Vedran Dzihic (Lecture) and Anri Sala (Screening).

For the most recent schedule, please visit the website of the Center for Contemporary Art, University of Graz.

Dialoge is a discursive program organized by the newly founded Center for Contemporary Art at the University of Graz, which will take place from May 16-21 at the Grazer Kunstverein. Under the title Art – Political Responsibility – Social Justice the program examines current socio-political issues. The program focuses on political conflict zones in Europe, diversity in the context of questioning and redefining concepts of identity, as well as social justice, colonialism, and imperialism.

The first Dialog includes contributions by Wolfgang Meixner (book presentation), Marc Hill (book review), Steffen Schneider (statement), Renate Hansen-Kokoruš (lecture), and Djordje Čenić (artist talk and screening).

For the most recent schedule, please visit the website of the Center for Contemporary Art, University of Graz.

In the frame of Diagonale’22 – Festival of Austrian Film, the Grazer Kunstverein and Kunsthaus Graz join forces. In Rensonance, a joint film program, connects their exhibitions by Sandra Lahire and The Golden Pixel Cooperative, a Vienna-based feminist association for moving images. Drawing from their back catalog, The Golden Pixel Cooperative members respond to Terminals (1986), one of Lahire’s films. The program includes films by Christiana Perschon, Lydia Nsiah, and Enar de Dios Rodríguez, and examines practices of (self-)observation and the vulnerability of images, bodies, and environments. Together, they resound in a cinematic and intergenerational encounter. 

The program includes:

Christiana Perschon, Double 8, 2016. 3 min. 
Lydia Nsiah, distortion, 2016. 5 min.
Sandra Lahire, Terminals, 1986. 20 min.
Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Liquid Ground, 2021. 32 min. 

The screening will be followed by a discussion between Katrin Bucher Trantow (Interim Director and Chief Curator Kunsthaus Graz), Enar de Dios Rodríguez (artist, GPC), Tom Engels (Artistic Director Grazer Kunstverein), and Antonia Rahofer (curator, GPC). The conversation will be moderated by Daniella Shreir (Another Gaze).

You can book tickets via the website of Diagonale’22.

In Resonance is realized in cooperation with Kunsthaus Graz and Diagonale’22. 

The Golden Pixel Cooperative (GPC) is an association for moving image, art, and media founded in 2014. Located at the interface between exhibition space and cinema, its goal is to develop sustainable structures for the distribution, production, and mediation of moving image works by contemporary artists and to promote exchange and mutual support between them. Indizien, The Golden Pixel Cooperative’s exhibition is on display at Kunsthaus Graz between 05/04 and 18/04/2022.

This selection of films aims to provide a partial survey of the work of Sandra Lahire’s contemporaries and collaborators, including friends, mentors, and fellow members of the London Film-makers Cooperative such as Tina Keane, Lis Rhodes, and Tanya Syed. This eclectic mix of film and video contains reflections on some of the concerns that pervade Lahire’s work, and that were prevalent at the time, including anti-nuclear activism, constraints placed on women’s bodies, and manifestations of lesbian sexuality and desire. The films will be interspersed with readings of texts and reflections by Lahire and some of the other artists included in this program.

The film program includes:

Tina Keane, Hey Mack, 1982. 13 min. 
Jo Davis & Lis Rhodes, Hang on a minute: No 8 Bus, 1983. 2 min.
Jeanette Iljon, Focii, 1974.  9 min.
Tanya Syed, Chameleon, 1990. 4 min.
Martine Thoquenne, Faster Princess, 1982. 8 min.
Sarah Turner, She Wanted Green Lawns, 1989. 4 min.
Sandra Lahire, Eerie, 1992. 1 min.
Annette Kennerley, Sex, Lies, Religion, 1994. 6 min.
Helena Goldwater, Fierce Detail, 1995. 4 min.

The program is curated by Charlotte Procter (LUX, London) and Daniella Shreir (Another Gaze). 

Charlotte Procter (b. 1984, United Kingdom; lives in London) is Collection and Archive Director of LUX, the UK’s most significant collection of artists’ moving image. In 2013 she joined the Cinenova Working Group, a collective dedicated to the care and distribution of the feminist film collection Cinenova. From 2018 to 2021, she co-directed the research project Their Past is Always Present at Elas Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastián, Spain), and she is co-editor of Living on air: the films and words of Sandra Lahire (2021).

Daniella Shreir (b. 1993, United Kingdom; lives in London) is the founding editor of Another Gaze, a print and online journal exploring films and feminism. She is also the founder and programmer of Another Screen, an irregular streaming platform, free and available worldwide with subtitles in multiple languages. She works as a literary and non-fiction translator from the French, with her translation of Chantal Akerman’s My Mother Laughs receiving a PEN award in 2019.