Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna
May 20th to 22nd, 2005

New cultural networks as a rule follow the routes of trade and the flow of capital. Networks that develop along these lines, represent both opportunities and pitfalls for artists, academics and activists. The symposium reflects on the specific mechanisms and interfaces of private and institutional routes of travel and trade, asking questions like: Where are efficient political alliances still possible that go beyond these aesthetic alliances and their turning "the other" into a commodity? The topics of the symposium range from tourism as an old and new "nomadic avant-garde", to the global marketing of goods in the light of cultural differences, and transfers which currently take place in the arts and the fields of cultural theory and activism.


FRIDAY, 20.05.05

2.15 – 6.00 pm lectures part 1: The Other Self
- Walking Through Mirrors: Reflections on the Spiritual Traffic between India and Europe
Ranjit Hoskote; respondents: Axel Fussi, Christiane Hartnack

- Is "to travel to possess the world"? Tourism, Media, and (Post)Modernity in Europe and India [more/mehr]
Alexandra Schneider; respondent: Michael Zinganel

- Postcolonialism and the dialectics of the Other in a European context: The Habsburg Monarchy [more/mehr]
Wolfgang Müller-Funk; respondent: Ranjit Hoskote 20.05.2005

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm film-lecture:
The Animal Next to Us
By Michael Woergoetter, filmmaker, artist, curator (Vienna)
Respondents: Shantanu Lodh, artist (New Delhi)
Christiane Hartnack, deputy head of the department of cultural studies Donau University Krems (Vienna)

SATURDAY, 21.05.05

2.00 – 6.00 pm lectures part 2: Travelling Agents
- Global Marketing Strategies and Cultural Identity
by Nayantara Ghosh; respondents: Bernhard Fuchs, Nita Tandon, n.n.

- Else-who and Else-where: Moments of Agency in India’s New Mediatic Reality [more/mehr]
by Nancy Adajania; respondent: Christian Höller

- Curating political art: Political Aesthetics - Aesthetics of Politics [more/mehr]
by Madhusree Dutta; respondent: Gerald Raunig

Simultaneous interpretation: English – German


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