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This Sentence Is Now Being Performed

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1010 Vienna

Research and Teaching in Performance and Performative Art
Idea, concept and organization: Carola Dertnig, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
Scientific-artistic staff member and coordinator: Lilo Nein
Project management: Dunja Reithner
Project management assistant: Assistenz: Susi Krautgartner
The conference will be held in both English and German.

The symposium will – from a viewpoint of a continually increasing presence of Performance Art in exhibitions, the art market, and in art theory debates – reflect on how teaching and research about performative art production can be conceptualized and carried out at an experi- mental art university. This reflection will take place in the context of Vienna, a site of key importance in regards to international performance history, Viennese Actionism on the one hand, and feminist discourse on the other.

This conference will deal with a range of fields, including art theory, teaching, research, and curatorial practice, all the while assuming that these fields have, since decades, been subject to expansion, thereby producing remarkable overlaps between these fields. An inquiry will be made into those practices and their modes of operation that constitute the con- temporary overlap of knowledge production.

Friday November 19th
09.30 Welcome | Rektor Schmidt-Wulffen
10.00 Presentation of the Symposium | Carola Dertnig, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
10.30 Reactivations: Toward a Hermeneutics of Performance Documentation | Philip Auslander
11.30 Transformations, Invasions and Pushing Boundaries | Martha Wilson
12.30 Lunch break
13.30 Curating Performance | Barbara Clausen
14.30 Post-Performance: The Academic Condition of Contemporary Art | Carrie Lambert-Beatty
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Some Thoughts on Performative Emancipation | Judith Hopf 17.00 The Body as Archive/ The Archive as Body: Live Art in Los Angeles 1970-75, A Case Study | Amelia Jones
19.00 The hands that feed you | Veronika Merklein, Bernadette Anzengruber, Teresa Novotny | Performative Dinner

Saturday November 20th
14.00 Performing Vienna | Susanne Neuburger
15.00 Floating Gaps: Die Performance Chronik Basel als Versuch, Performance Kunst der 1970er Jahre zu re-konstruieren | Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Margarit von Büren
16.00 Beyond "Huddle" | A conversation between Simone Forti und Carrie Lambert-Beatty
17.00 Panel on Teaching and Research in Performance and performative Art I Philip Auslander, Amelia Jones, Constanze Ruhm, Khadija Carroll, Stefanie Seibold, Hans Scheirl, Andreas Spiegl Moderator: Carola Dertnig, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
18.30 Performance or Enactment | Andrea Fraser from
20.30 Performances/Installations/Party | to be announced:

Philip Auslander , performance theorist and professor at the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture of the Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta.
Margarit von Büren , cultural theorist and research associate at the ICS, engaged in the research project archiv performativ .
Khadija Carroll , theorist, artist and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2010 recipient of the Newton International Fellowship.
Barbara Clausen , curator, art historian and visiting research fellow at The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University, Montréal.
Carola Dertnig , artist, associate professor for Performative Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and part of the WWTF-Project Troubling Research – Performing Knowledge in the Arts .
Simone Forti , dancer, choreographer and writer who performs and teaches world wide. Visiting assistant professor in the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA.
Andrea Fraser , artist and teacher at the faculty of the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York and Professor at the Department of Art at the University of California.
Sabine Gebhardt Fink , art theorist, curator and associate professor at the Department in Cultural Studies in the Arts in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Art Education at the Zurich University of the Arts. Judith Hopf , artist and professor for Art at Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main.
Amelia Jones , art historian, professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Culture at McGill University in Montréal.
Carrie Lambert-Beatty , art historian and assistant professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
Veronika Merklein, Bernadette Anzengruber, Teresa Novotny, artists and students at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Lilo Nein , artist and part of the scientific-artistic staff working on “This Sentence Is Now Being Performed” at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Susanne Neuburger , art historian and senior curator at the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna.
Constanze Ruhm , artist and professor for Art and Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Hans Scheirl (formerly Angela Scheirl), artist and professor for Contextual Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen , theorist and rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Stefanie Seibold, artist, teacher of Performative Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and part of the WWTF-Project Troubling Research – Performing Knowledge in the Arts .
Andreas Spiegl , theorist and vice rector for teaching and research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein , art historian, curator and associate professor for Art History in the Department of Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Martha Wilson , artist and director of the Franklin Furnace Archive, Brooklyn, NY.