VBKÖ – Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs


Who Brings Cake?


6. – 22. October 2022
Opening hours: Fr. & Sa.: 14:00–18:00

with Discourse and Performance Program at mumokk

The Austrian Association of Wom*n Artists (VBKÖ) is a 112-year-old association for wom*n artists, whose legacy and inheritance—simultaneously complicated, heart-breaking and inspirational. As a queer-feminist organization in 2022, the VBKÖ pushes the question of what it means to be a feminist, a wom*n and an artist today. The VBKÖ brings together a program that reflects the association’s contemporary concerns, asking: How does one look to the future whilst reflecting on the heaviness of the past and the potential of the present? How does one continue to work collaboratively, actively and fiercely against the constant systemic discrimination of wom*n?

With the VBKÖ Archive as a starting point for critically questioning the heritage of the 112-year history of VBKÖ and making it accessible for artistic and scientific research, the project aims at processing and activating the archive of the VBKÖ. The central concern is to keep the archive alive within the association and to establish a self-determined archival practice that enables an active approach to one’s own history. 

With workshop series “Blind Sport of the Institution” part 1

Anti-discrimination Workshop (for the VBKÖ member only)
21. October 2022, (time TBA)
Venue: VBKÖ
Guest: Myassa Kraitt

Discourse and Performance Program in collaboration with Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok)

23. September 2022, 4 – 6 pm
Durational Performance and Film Screening

With Hilde Fuchs, Fanni Futterknecht, Lisa Großkopf, Èv van Hettmer, Lena Rosa Händle, Daniel Hill, Georgia Holz, Neda Hosseinyar, Vinko Nino Jaeger, Cornelia König, Mary Maggic, Mika Maruyama, Stephanie Misa, Hyeji Nam, Aki Namba, Miwa Negoro, Berenice Pahl, Denise Palmieri, Selina Shirin Stritzel, Käthe Schönle, Barbara Stöhr, Johanna Tinzl, Julia Wieger, and Hui Ye 

The members of VBKÖ activate stories held in their archive in a durational performance throughout the Collaborations exhibition space: stories of perseverance, of voluntary work, of communal efforts to keep alive a feminist spirit that has faltered and wavered throughout the years. The performance is accompanied by the screening of Hauntings in the Archive by the Sekretariat für Geister, Archivpolitiken und Lücken (SKGAL).

Screening schedule Hauntings in the Archive in the mumok Kino:
14.00-15.15 in ES
15.15-16.30 in DE
16.30-17.45 in EN

4. October 2022, 6 pm
Panel Discussion: The Importance of Anti-Racist Ethics in Organizations 

With Ruby Sircar, Sheri Avraham, and Ulrika Flink
Moderation: Denise Palmieri and Neda Hosseinya

The critical emergence of anti-racist ethics in organizations allows us, who are working and living in diverse communities, to truly care and be responsible for each other. How does one fight to end hegemonic structures and discrimination? It begins in our circles.
*Admission free / in English

11. October 2022, 6 pm
With Myassa Kraitt, Larissa Kopp & Florian Aschka in collaboration with Alexandru Cosarca, Julischka Stengele, Daniel Rajcsanyi and Hyo Lee, Hyeji Nam und mirabella paidamwoyo* dziruni, Sööt/Zeyringer

An evening of artists exploring the performative agency of collectivity and care, who in the process create a new vocabulary for other possibilities and divergent ways of thinking.
*Admission free

18. October 2022, 6 pm 
Panel Discussion and Film Screening
Critical Closeness: A Conversation on Archival Work
With Onyeka Igwe, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, and Sekretariat für Geister, Archivpolitiken und Lücke, SKGAL (Nina Hoechtl & Julia Wieger)
Moderation: Stephanie Misa

photos © Marisel Bongola

photos © Daniel Hill

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