30. November 2018, 14 bis 21.30 Uhr


Night School - Neda Hosseinyar, Marissa Lôbo, Stephanie Misa, Catrin Seefranz (Night School)

Night School casts a critical and political eye over education and deals with urgent questions of the present. What is recognized as knowledge? Who decides what knowledge is? What other forms of knowledge can we think in? Night School combines learning and unlearning and desire. It will not cease to talk about normalization, marginalization, discrimination, or seeing through dominant thinking and acting, never forgetting that school is as much a place of perpetuation as it is of social change. This collective lecture instigates vocabularies, irritates the order, and provokes misunderstandings. It's not about consuming knowledge, but acknowledging dystopic realities–it's less about ourselves, but about the forces of narratives (of saberes).

Neda Hosseinyar is an Iranian artist and youth worker based in Vienna, Austria. She graduated from Yazd University of Fine Arts in Painting and currently finalizes her studies in Post Conceptual Art Practices at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In her artistic practice including installation, painting, prints, video and performative intervention, she intends to give a critical analysis of socio-political structures in relation to (post-)migration art and cultural production. Her interdisciplinary work has been presented through various platforms in Tehran, Isfahan, Yazd, Vienna, Linz, San Sebastián and Baku, as well as in cooperation with the Wiener Festwochen 2017, Burgtheater 2017 and Weltmuseum Wien 2018. Her current artistic project deals with the topics dispersion, displacement, fragmentation, and transformation in the context of living in the diaspora.

Marissa Lôbo is an activist and artist born in Bahia, Brazil, living and working in Vienna after some years in Italy and Portugal. She studied Post-Conceptual Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is a PhD candidate in Philosophy there. In her artistic, often performative, work she addresses hegemonic sexualised and racialized body regimes trough decolonial proposals. For many years she was the head of the cultural department of the association maiz, a self- organization of migrants, where she created projects between cultural and political education, trying to programmatically connect politics, education and the arts from a migrant perspective. She was the co-organizer of the project Bodies of Knowledge and is co-founder of the projects kültüř gemma! and night school.

Born in Cebu City, Philippines, Stephanie Misa is an artist, curator and doctoral Student at the University of the Arts Helsinki. She currently lives in Vienna, Austria where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Installation Arts & Sculpture with Prof. Monica Bonvicini in 2012. She holds a master from the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Her work consistently displays an interest in complex and diverse histories, relating to these topics through her video work, sculpture, installations, prints, and collages. Her current artistic research looks at the persistence of languages relegated to its oral form, and the activation of this “orality” outside the usual educational modes of instruction— its evolution, cannibalism, appropriation of terms, and creative becomings. She is a co-curator of ARCHIPELAGO MOUNTAIN, currently on view at the Exhibition Laboratory in Helsinki.

Catrin Seefranz is a cultural worker and researcher based in Vienna. With a long-time working experiences in the art world (e.g. documenta 12, Film Festivals Viennale or Identities), an academic background in Latin American and cultural studies, and research experience (University of the Arts, Zurich) she tries to contribute with her work to a critique of hegemonialities and colonialities within the field of arts and art education. Her research interests range from Latin American, specifically Brazilian modernisms to today’s art field and its institutions. She has published the book Tupi Talking Cure on Freud, Psychoanalysis and Brazilian modernism. She is part of the transnational research network Another Roadmap, trying to map critical, first of all decolonizing practices of art education. Since 2012 she is head of kültüř gemma!, a project promoting migrant positions in the field of arts and culture. With Galia Baeva and Marissa Lôbo she founded the initiative oca: linking arts, education, activism and research with the perspective of political education.


Ashley Hans Scheirl

Dandy Dust, AT/UK 1998, 94 min., English OV with German subtitles

Followed by a conversation between Ashley Hans Scheirl and Claudia Slanar

Welcome and introduction

Stella Rollig (General Director of the Belvedere and Belvedere 21)

Andrea B. Braidt (Vice-Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

Movements in Feminism / Feminisms in Movement: Urgencies, Emergencies, Promises

Luisa Ziaja, Elke Krasny, Lara Perry and Dorothee Richter


Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, Lucretia Revisited. On Rape

Moderated by Luisa Ziaja

Performance Lecture

Night School - Neda Hosseinyar, Marissa Lôbo, Stephanie Misa, Catrin Seefranz, Unruly Thinking: A Performance Lecture

Moderated by Elke Krasny


Magda Lipska, NIEPODLEGŁE: Women, Independence and National Discourse. Or how Women Are Depicted in National Narratives?

Elke Krasny, Feminist Transnationalism: The Activist as Curator

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Intersectionality and Transnational Feminism in Françoise Dasques' Do- cumentary La Conférence des femmes—Nairobi (1985)

Moderated by Lara Perry


Françoise Vergès, The Black Woman’s Womb. Care, Capital, Race, Feminism

Moderated by Elke Krasny