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Symposium: When is Feminism in Art? The Case of Sanja Ivekoviæ

Übung Macht den Meister (Practice Makes a Master), 2009. Photo: Liselotte Habets

28.05.2009, 11.00–18.00 hrs
A symposium organized by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven on the occasion of Sanja Ivekovic’s solo exhibition

When is Feminism in Art? The Case of Sanja Ivekoviæ

Within the framework of the two-part exhibition of Sanja Ivekoviæ, Urgent Matters, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and the Van Abbemuseum co-organize a one-day symposium in which the development of feminist and critical art practices in the “former East” is explored through the case of the remarkably rich body of work of Sanja Ivekoviæ. The aim of the symposium is to provide a context through which Ivekoviæ’s practice can be engaged with and analyzed in the context of global developments in art, thus contributing to the knowledge and understanding of the history of art in the Central and Eastern European region through a concrete case of the evolution of a feminist position in a particular cultural and political topography. Invited speakers explore these topics through a discussion of key works in Ivekoviæ’s oeuvre and the social, cultural, and political context in which they are situated. Sanja Ivekoviæ takes part in the panel discussion at the end of the symposium.

Welcome by Charles Esche, director Van Abbemuseum and Maria Hlavajova, artistic director BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
Keynote lecture by Bojana Pejiæ, art historian and curator, Berlin
Discussion/questions from the audience
12.45 –13.15
Nataša Iliæ, curator and member of the curatorial collective What, How and for Whom/WHW, Zagreb
Tom Holert, art historian and cultural critic, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
14.45 –15.00
Coffee break
Katy Deepwell, founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, London
15.45 –16.30
Georg Schöllhammer, writer and editor-in-chief, Springerin, Vienna
Coffee break
16.45 –17.45
Panel Discussion with the speakers and Sanja Ivekoviæ, moderated by Charles Esche and Maria Hlavajova

Date: 28.05.2009, 11.00–18.00 hrs
Language: English
Entrance fee: € 10 (incl. lunch)
Location: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (Auditorium)
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