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Contemporary Prehistories – Mothers, Venusses, Goddesses | Reconstituting and rewriting the legacy of the “prehistorical” female figurines

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach, Asparn an der Zaya

The international symposia convene an interdisciplinary body of researchers, scholars and artists to explore and update the legacy of prehistoric female figurines. In cooperation with MAMUZ Mistelbach und Aspern/Zaya and the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Contemporary Prehistories – Mothers, Venusses, Goddesses lines of flight, fusion, discussion and appraisal are outlines as, but not limited to, the following: Does the concept of “prehistory”, coined in the nineteenth century, converge and collude with a femininely favored/flavored/impacted history? How do archaeological research and finding of female figurines affect and shape, if at all, the modern/contemporary self-perception of the “European” cultures and genders, specifically and generally?  What type of identification and desidentification can be drawn from the archaeological findings of the female figurines? And concurrently, how does the knowledge archaeology generates intersect with artistic production and procedures, fantasy, geopolitics and ecology? Could the excavation of the female figurines enable the process of empowerment of contemporary women in the regions where the figurines were found? What hopes and projections, of contemporary women, can these figurines match and meet? Do the figurines allow us to create a new narrative for ourselves?

With Walpurga Antl-Weiser, Valeska Becker, Ute Burkhardt-Bodenwinkler, Claudine Cohen, Ida-Marie Corell, Heide Göttner-Abendroth, Federica Matta, Angela Melitopoulos, Christine Neugebauer-Maresch, Franz Pieler, Ebadur Rahman, Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Arantzazu Saratxaga, Romana Schuler, Maria Stavrinaki, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

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Admission free, followed by a reception
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