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European Alliances of Academies: Contested Histories, Shared Futures

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To be able to think about the future, one must know the past, so the conventional wisdom goes. Narratives about the past, however, have become increasingly controversial. The reasons for this are manifold, as are the ways in which this contestation is articulated. Whether it is monuments in public spaces, the renaming or redesigning of art institutions, or even national history, the discourse around past and future narratives is omnipresent. Ultimately, the debate can lead to geopolitical conflicts. But it can also help shape new, shared perspectives.

The third conference of the European Alliance of Academies "Contested Histories, Shared Futures" invites artists, writers, curators and political leaders to explore the contentions issues on the basis of concrete examples. 


Programme

Tuesday, 28 June, 4 – 8 pm

4 pm

Welcome: Liesbeth Bik, visual artist and Chair Akademie van Kunsten, Amsterdam and Jeanine Meerapfel, filmmaker and President Akademie der Künste, Berlin

4:30 pm

Panel 1: “Contested Institutions: Making the Past Productive”

with Charles Esche, Director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, visual artist and member Akademie van Kunsten, Amsterdam
Paul Spies, Director Stadtmuseum Berlin and chief curator Federal State of Berlin at the Humboldt Forum

Moderation: Bruno Alves de Almeida, curator and architect

6:15 pm

Panel 2: “Contested Monuments: How to Deal with Controversial Monuments in Public Spaces?”

with Andreja Kulunčić (Croatia)
Amina Menia (Algeria)
Joanna Rajkowska (Poland)
Erik Rietveld RAAAF Rietveld Architecture Art Affordances (Netherlands) 
Ronald Rietveld RAAAF Rietveld Architecture Art Affordances (Netherlands) 
Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Spain)

Moderation: Bruno Alves de Almeida, curator and architect

Wednesday, 29 June, 2 – 3:30 pm

Lecture and Talk: “The War in Ukraine and the Future of European Memory”

with Vasyl Cherepanyn, Director Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv


An event by the European Alliance of Academies initiated and organized by the Akademie der Künste and KNAW Akademie van Kunsten, Amsterdam. Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).

28 — 29 Jun

Conference with Bruno Alves de Almeida, Vasyl Cherepanyn, RAAAF, Joanna Rajkowska, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Paul Spies et al.

Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam + Livestream auf allianceofacademies.eu

Cooperation with the Akademie van Kunsten (KNAW), Amsterdam
Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)

In English

Free admission