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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory 2014–15
In 2014–15 the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory will be focusing on work projects concerned with questions of social memory, the formation of which ‒ in the global north ‒ is shaped decisively by post-colonial amnesias...
In 2014–15 the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory will be focusing on work projects concerned with questions of social memory, the formation of which ‒ in the global north ‒ is shaped decisively by post-colonial amnesias. The thematic emphases studied in the projects of fellowship holders Bisan Abu-Eisheh, Annalisa Cannito, Raja'a Khalid and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa are Palestinian identity issues in the context of social norms, political language, living conditions and ideologies in the 1980s and today, the current relevance for today's Europe of the links between Italy's colonial and its fascist past, a striving for "physical comfort" as a paradigm of modernism and progress in the context of historical as well as present versions of the "East-West dialogue", and western "mnemonic technologies" introduced into Africa during the colonial era and utopian projects for settling European colonies in the "empty country" of Africa. The fellows were invited to work on their projects in Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen having been selected from a total of circa 160 submissions in a two-stage application procedure by a jury consisting of Jochen Becker (director of the program "Art & Architecture" at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, member of the advisory board at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen), Ana Hoffner (artist, participant in the post-graduate program PhD in Practice, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna) and Andrei Siclodi (curator, director of Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen).
As every year, this artistic and theoretical research, as well as development and production processes will be accompanied by a diverse program of public events, suggested by the fellows and realised in close cooperation with them. Details on the content and dates of these can be found on our homepage.