Betreff: [rohrpost] Online Event: Inquiries into the Future - discussion with Maria Hlavajova 07.06.2022
Datum: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:04:36 +0000
Von: Markus Huber <>


I like to share this info on a discussion happening tonight with the MARIA HLAVAJOVA as part of a series titled INQUIRIES INTO THE FUTURE and current technological, social and political developments in CCE ...

What Future(s)?


18:00 h (MET)

Meeting-ID: 832 2869 4379
Kenncode: d^$w8A

With the brutal military invasion of Ukraine, the world changed overnight – this war cuts across all current and future issues for CEE that we wanted to address. Shocked and at the same time puzzled, we ask ourselves not only from our role as cultural creators or from art institutions: “What now? How can we imagine any kind of future? How can we talk about the future now? An online impulse lecture dealing with these questions forms the kick-off of the program series “Inquiries into the Future.” Since ideas and projections of the future are all too often based on the same institutions and areas that caused the crises in the first place, artists, researchers, theorists, and activists will have their say in the series. who might be able to find a language to express the incomprehensible present, to comfort, to vent their own feelings and fears, and to imagine how to proceed from here and where to? What might possible/alternative futures look like after this war has influenced social, economic and ecological relationships and made it clear how intertwined they are?

MARIA HLAVAJOVA is a curator, organizer, and educator and founding general and artistic director of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht. She was research and artistic director of FORMER WEST (2008–16), which she initiated and developed as an internationally collaborative research, education, publication, and exhibition project. Hlavajová has instigated and organized numerous projects at BAK and beyond, including the series Propositions for Non-Fascist Living, Future Vocabularies, and New World Academy (with artist Jonas Staal, 2013–2016) among many other international research projects. Hlavajová is also co-founder of the tranzit network, a foundation that supports exchange and contemporary art practices in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. Hlavajová organized the Roma Pavilion Call the Witness (2011) in the context of the 54th Venice Biennale and curated the Dutch Pavilion titled Citizens and Subjects at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007).

Inga Seidlerlives and works as a curator and cultural producer in Berlin.

András Cséfalvayis a visual artist, digital story-teller, young academic from Bratislava, who currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava.

This event is part of the program series INQUIRIES INTO THE FUTURE curated by Inga Seidler and András Cséfalvay. Find more informations here:[Inquiries Into The Future - Goethe-Institut Slowakei](

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