Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2019-20
In 2019-20, the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory will focus on work projects addressing constructions of identity that are of constituent significance for our present. The foundations of these identity constructions are to be found in the humus of (Post)National Socialist and (Post)Communist historical events: The military construction of the “Other” in the course of the UN presence during the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s, activist biographies in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall, but also the National Socialist ideology and its subcutaneous persistence to the present day, as well as its counterpart in Yugoslavia – the partisan movement and its culture – are topics and the projects‘ onsets of the Fellows’ working proposals. After a two-stage application process in which over 170 artists and theoreticians took part, an expert jury, consisting of Christoph Hinterhuber (artist, member of the advisory board at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen), Andrei Siclodi (curator, director of Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen) and Veronica Valentini (freelance curator, Barcelona), invited artists Anna Dasović, Lena Ditte Nissen, the art collective KURS (Miloš Miletić and Mirjana Radovanović) and theorist Airi Triisberg to work on their respective projects at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen.
At the beginning of October, the Fellowship Program will start with its format of
Start Up Lectures (the introductory presentations) on 11 October 2019, as well as a simultaneously opening exhibition, and invites to a meet and greet with Fellows and their respective projects.
Joint events of Fellows
Start Up Lectures
Start Up Lectures 2019-20
Before the Fall there was no Fall
Before the Fall there was no Fall is a research-based project that I will develop into a series of (video) works, public encounters and a book in collaboration with other …
KURS (Miloš Miletić and Mirjana Radovanović)
Lessons in Defense
The archival research Lessons in Defense deals with specific aspects of the development of culture and cultural policy inside the Peoples Liberation Movement (PLM) on the territory of Yugoslavia during …
Lena Ditte Nissen
In Reflexive Alliance Lena Ditte NISSEN engages with her family history and asks questions about transgenerational trauma, the transfer of knowledge and political and individual positioning. “It is this fear …
Activist Biographies in Eastern Europe
The research project aims to document, contextualize and analyze social movements in Eastern Europe. It includes interviews with a variety of political organizers who are active in movement politics, and …