7/5: Tribute seminar to honorary doctor Heimo Zobernig
A tribute seminar to Heimo Zobernig, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and honorary doctor at the Faculty of Fine and Performing arts at Lund University.
Heimo Zobernig has since his debut in 1978 worked with the artistic equivalent of basic research, as he challenges our notions of the center and the periphery, art and non-art, exhibition, support and objects. He does this in a wide range of media, such as video, photography, graphics, sculpture, painting, drawing, installations, and land art. However, all these formats are subordinated to his exploratory thinking, which is why conceptual art is perhaps the format which comes closest.
Through his actions and proposals, he has provoked and inspired generations of young artists, as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna since 1999, but above all through his hundreds of exhibitions around the world since the early 1980’s.
The exhibition format is his field of research, and this has become trendsetting. Zobernig is represented in the collections of Tate Modern, London, MAMCO, Geneva, MAK, Vienna, Museum der Moderne Kunst, Salzburg, Kunsthaus Bregenz, MoMa, New York, MAM, Paris, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, etc. He has created 117 artist’s books. Zobernig represented Austria at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and had a solo exhibition at Malmö Konsthall in 2016. Zobernig was born in 1958.
Saturday 7 May
10.30-11.00: Coffee break
11.05-12.30: The eloquence of Silence or When Art Speaks – An introduction of Heimo Zobernig by Jürgen Bock in conversation/dialogue with Heimo Zobernig
12.30-13.00: Staging Belief – Allison Katz about her relationship to Heimo Zobernig, as an artist from a younger generation
14.00-15.00: Terrible Logic – A presentation of Heimo Zobernig’s relationship to architecture by Dr. Penelope Curtis, curator of the Austrian pavilion in Venice for the Heimo Zobernig exhibition, and former head of the Gulbenkian foundation
15.05-15.35: To show what is – Heimo Zobernig’s sorachspiele by Professor Gertrud Sandqvist, Malmö Art Academy