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Joi, 21 Ianuarie 2010, 19.00

CONFERINTA (in limba enlgleza)

KARIN CERVENKA
AUSTRIA CA EXEMPLU PENTRU MODUL IN CARE ARTA ESTE UN SUBIECT DE INTERES PUBLIC DE MAI BINE DE 60 DE ANI

O posibila definitie a Artei: Arta este ceea ce ne lipseste.

“Ca angajat in domeniul cultural, imi lipseste ceva in Romania: o discutie publica despre Arta ca subiect de interes public.

Examinand mediul cultural din Austria ultimilor 60 de ani, vom observa ca aceasta tara a suferit o transformare majora a agendei culturale: de la colectii prafuite de asa-zise obiecte artistice constructoare de identitate expuse in spatii intunecate, la medii pline de viata in care arta, in toate formele de manifestare, devine posibila si accesibila cetatenilor.

Pentru a ilustra ce se intampla in momentul in care Arta devine un subiect supus discutiei publice, voi arata cum cel mai larg spatiu dedicat exclusiv artelor, anume “Museumsquartier” din centrul Vienei, a luat fiinta in urma cu zece ani. Discutia politica, atentia acordata de mass-media si de opinia publica ale acestui proiect vor fi examinate ca exemplu perfect de rezultat al politicilor culturale: o investitie in Arta a austriacului platitor de taxe dupa un deceniu de discutii si cinci ani de constructii.

Pentru dezvoltarea unei identitati culturale, care isi gaseste forma de manifestare si in productia artistica, o anumita tensiune intre exponentii diferitelor puncte de vedere istorice, politice si sociologice serveste drept motor pentru o discutie deschisa in cadrul societatii civile.”

Karin Cervenka (n.1969, Viena), a absolvit filologia la Universitatea din Viena cu specializarea in literatura moderna si traducere, este traducator de literatura contemporana franceza si spaniola, lucreaza din 1991 pentru Ministerul European de Afaceri Externe al Austriei, iar din 1997 s-a dedicat managementului artistic, intre 2003 si 2008 ocupand pozitia de director al Forumului Cultural Austriac din Madrid, iar din 2008 pe cea de director al Forumului Cultural Austriac din Bucuresti. Forumul Cultural Austriac din Bucuresti este subordonat ministerului de externe. Se concentreaza asupra proiectelor artistice din Europa Centrala si de Sud-Est.

Imagine: MuseumsQuartier, Wien, 2009.

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 19.00

LECTURE (in English)

KARIN CERVENKA
AUSTRIA AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW ARTS BECAME A TOPIC OF PUBLIC INTEREST EXAMINED OVER A PERIOD OF 60 YEARS

One possible definition of Art: Art is what we are missing.

“As a “cultural worker” I miss something in Romania: I miss a public discussion about Art as a topic of public interest.

Examining the cultural environment of Austria during the last 60 years, we will learn that this country underwent a huge transformation in its cultural agendas: from a dusty collection of so called identity building art objects displayed in some dark and dusty spaces into a lively landscape, where art in all its expressions is made possible and accessible to the citizen.

As an first illustration of what happens, if Art is a topic worth to be discussed publicly I will show, how the largest space in Europe dedicated exclusively to the Arts, namely the “Museumsquartier” in the center of Vienna, came into being more than ten years ago. The political discussions, the attention that media gave to this project and the public opinion about it will be examined as a perfectly well fit example of cultural politics and its results: an investment in Art supported by the Austrian tax payer after a decade of discussion and five years of building.

For the development of a cultural identity, that finds its expression also in artistic production, a certain tension between the exponents of different historical, political and sociological views serves as a motor for an open discussion inside civil society.”

Karin Cervenka, (b. 1969, Vienna), graduated in philology at the University of Vienna, specialized in modern literature and translation science, translator of French and Spanish contemporary literature, since 1991 working for the Ministry of European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, since 1997 dedicates herself entirely to art management, from 2003 to 2008 director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Madrid, since 2008 director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Bucharest. The Austrian Cultural Forum in Bucharest depends on the foreign ministry. It focuses on art networking in Middle and Southeast Europe.

Image: MuseumsQuartier, Wien, 2009.

PAVILION UNICREDIT
center for contemporary art & culture

Sos. Nicolae Titulescu 1 (Piata Victoriei)
Bucharest  011131 Romania
T: + 4 031 103 4131
PAVILION UNICREDIT este un centru pentru arta si cultura contemporana, un spatiu independent work-in-progress, spatiu de productie si cercetare a vizualului, a discursivului si a performativului. Este un spatiu al gandirii critice  care promoveaza o întelegere implicata socio-politic a artei si a institutiilor culturale.

PAVILION UNICREDIT is a center for contemporary art & culture, a work-in-progress independent space, a space for the production and research in the fields of audiovisual, discursive and performative. It is a space of the critical thinking, and it promotes an artistic perspective implying the social and political involvement of the art and of the cultural institutions.

This is a project by PAVILION – journal for politics and culture.
www.pavilionmagazine.org


PAVILION, BUCHAREST BIENNALE and PAVILION UNICREDIT are projects devised and founded by Razvan Ion and Eugen Radescu


Supported by: UniCredit Tiriac Bank
Strategic partner: Pilsner Urquell

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