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Book presentation | 10.11.2015, 7.00 p.m.
Venue | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Atelierhaus, Lehargasse 8, 1060 Wien, 2. OG Mehrzwecksaal

Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research, Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, vol. 15, ed. Renate Lorenz, Berlin: Sternberg Press 2015

Pink Labor on Golden Streets. Queer Art Practices, Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, vol. 17, eds. Christiane Erharter, Dietmar Schwärzler, Ruby Sircar, Hans Scheirl, Berlin: Sternberg Press 2015

 

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Welcome | Andrea B. Braidt, Vice-Rector for Art | Research

Presentation of „Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research“
by Renate Lorenz (ed.)

In her divergent and interdisciplinary book Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research Lorenz illuminates the topic of chronopolitics through contributions from art theorists, artists, and artistic researchers. With a foreword by Elizabeth Freeman, whose work has delved extensively on such notions as temporality and body politics, Lorenz invites the reader to explore postcolonial and queer debates through artistic practices that foreground time.In the introduction, Lorenz locates her interest in the numerous intersections between deferral, opacity, and respect talking about “chrononormativity", "respectability", "straight time", and the right not to be clearly seen/read as a defense against aggression. She analyses Kenneth Anger's film "Puce Moment", and later Oliver Husain's "Purfled Promises" in order to discuss further on É. Glissant's concept of opacity encompassing at once otherness - or a sense of a-synchronicity with the norm - in terms of race and queerness.

Film screening | Rosa Arbeiter auf goldener Straße II (Rosa von Praunheim, GER 1968, 11 min.)

Presentation of „Pink Labor on Golden Streets. Queer Art Practices“
by Christiane Erharter, Dietmar Schwärzler, Ruby Sircar, Hans Scheirl (eds.)

Pink Labor on Golden Streets. Queer Art Practices is particularly concerned with combining, juxtaposing, or playing off various artistic strategies where form and politics intervene. Two artistic attitudes, often perceived as divergent, are described here: the choice of form attributed to political issues versus political stances dictating the question of form. This book sheds light
on contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of “queer abstraction,” a term coined by Judith Jack Halberstam that raises questions to do with (visual) representations in the context of gender, sexuality, and desire.

Pink Labor on Golden Streets builds on an exhibition and a conference that took place at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2012. The contributions in this book expand on these ideas and practices through interviews, essays, collages, as well as personal and academic texts.

Drinks & music


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