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European Alliance of Academies The Power of Art: Defending a transnational understanding of European culture

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Right-wing extremist parties across Europe have discovered art and culture as a political battle zone to further polarise society. The European Alliance of Academies is convinced that transnational artistic cooperation is the most appropriate way of counteracting this tendency. The aim of the conference “The Power of Art. Defending a Transnational Understanding of European Culture” is to analyse in more detail the potential of artistic cooperation, the different approaches to cultural policy in Europe and their influence on cultural institutions and thus on the freedom of art.

With Christos Carras, Manuel Gutierréz Aragón, Kristoffer Gansing, Juan Miguel Hernández León, Jeanine Meerapfel, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Jurko Prochasko, Aleš Šteger, Cécile Wajsbrot as well as Miquel Iceta, Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport, H.E. Wolfgang Dold, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Spain and Marta Rivera de la Cruz, Regional Minister of Culture and Tourism, Madrid

Programme

Thursday, 2 Dec 2021     

6 – 9 pm

Artistic Moment: Zambra Barroca
Welcome Words: Juan Miguel Hernández León, President Círculo de Bellas Artes & Jeanine Meerapfel, President Akademie der Künste in Berlin
Adress: Miquel Iceta, Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport
Input: Christos Carras, Executive Director Onassis Cultural Center (online)

Debate:
The Power of Art: How can we use the potentials of artistic cooperation to overcome national cultural policy in Europe?

with Manuel Gutierréz Aragón, Filmmaker/Member Real Academia Española                                   
Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Jeanine Meerapfel, Filmmaker/President Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Philosopher/Head for Cultural Development, Centre Pompidou Paris (tbc)

Moderation: Valerio Rocco Lozano, Director Círculo de Bellas Artes
Artistic Moment: Zambra Barroca

Debate:

What influence digital technologies have on our understanding of art, politics and society?

with Cécile Wajsbrot, Writer/Member Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Kristoffer Gansing, Director/The International Center for Knowledge in the Arts/ The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Norbert Palz, President Berlin University of Arts 
Moderation: Marta Peirano

Artistic Moment: Zambra Barroca


Friday, 3 Dec 2021

6 – 8 pm

Input: Aleš Šteger, Writer/Memeber Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Public Debate:
How is political radicalisation endangering artistic freedom in Europe?

with Aleš Šteger, Writer/Member Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Antonio Muñoz Molina, Writer/Member Real Academia Española

Conclusion: Jurko Prochasko, Writer/Translator, Saxonian Academy of Fine Arts
Moderation: Dominika Kasprowicz, Director Villa Decius Kraków

Closing Words & Perspectives:  H.E. Wolfgang Dold, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Spain
Marta Rivera de la Cruz, Regional Minister of Culture and Tourism, Madrid


Permanent Digital Exhibition of European Best-Practice Projects

Further information and livestream: allianceofacademies.eu

An event by the European Alliance of Academies initiated and organized by the Akademie der Künste and Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid in cooperation with the Embassy of the German Federal Republic in Madrid. Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Madrid Region. Media Partner: Radio 3

2 — 3 Dec

Online

Conference, workshops, projects with Manuel Gutierréz Aragón, Kristoffer Gansing, Jeanine Meerapfel, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Aleš Šteger, Cécile Wajsbrot et al.

Live from the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid

Live stream at allianceofacademies.eu and facebook.com/akademiederkuenste

In English