The art-research conference "Doing Memory" examines artistic practices in the context of the politics of memory and visual
research, primarily in Austria and Israel.
Artists, researchers, theoreticians and curators present case studies in the format of intimate, yet public dialogues in order
to observe together the way local politics of memory and history are represented, constructed, neglected and also interlinked
with each other and develop an understanding of what kind of knowledge is produced in this process.
List of the speakers
Tal Adler (artist, Austria / Israel), Yochai Avrahami (artist, Israel), Vida Bakondy (historian, Austria), Haim Ben Shitrit
(artist, Israel), Friedemann Derschmidt (artist, Austria), Udi Edelman (curator, Israel), Tomer Gardi (writer and artist,
Israel), Yifat Gutman (sociologist, Israel), Marianne Hirsch (cultural theorist, USA), Andrea Hubin (art historian and art
mediator, Austria), Cathérine Hug (curator, Austria), Alexander Ari Joskowicz (historian, USA / AUT), Martin Krenn (artist,
Austria), Laliv Melamed (visual researcher, Israel), Doron Rabinovici (writer and historian, Austria), Stefan Nowotny (philosopher,
Austria / GB), Alka Pande (curator, India), Roee Rosen (artist, Israel), Elisabeth v. Samsonow (philosopher and artist, AUT),
Marika Schmiedt (artist, Austria), Karin Schneider (historian and art mediator, Austria), Emma Tarlo (social and visual anthropologist,
GB), Heidemarie Uhl (historian, Austria), Niko Wahl (historian and artist, Austria), Luisa Ziaja (curator, Austria)
The conference is based on two years of research and art production in the framework “MemScreen”, a project financed by the
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in the frame of the art-based research program (PEEK) 2011-2013 and is located at the Academy
of Fine Arts in Vienna.
More information about the background project: http://www.memscreen.info/