Lecture: “Burdened by the past, re-thinking the future”
at Genealogy of Amnesia Symposium, November 8-10, 2018 (mumok, Vienna/Austria)
Increasingly confronted with a political and social amnesia that draws from the past without any historical context, we have been able to identify a process of de-historicisation and de-politicisation that is exerting great pressure on contemporary art and culture. This process is taking present day Europe as its hostage. The result is amnesia, oblivion, forgetting, and an inability to any relationship with the past.
Marina Gržinić is a philosopher, theoretician, and artist from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She has been Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria since 2003. She is head of the FWF-funded research project “Genealogy of Amnesia” (2018–2021).
Place: mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Austria)
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret