Commemoration May 2020

ART WORKS! Performances: Online Commemoration and Peace Celebration

        May 9th 2020, marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The project ART WORKS! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation initiated by HASENHERZ Vienna and Foundation wannseeFORUM Berlin, located at the intersection of artistic, cultural and historical-political youth education, created a celebration of this occasion. Youth groups from the Center of Contemporary History Melk Memorial in cooperation with FH St. Pölten (Austria), the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (Croatia), the Foundation wannseeFORUM Berlin (Germany), and Museion Bolzano (Italy) participated in an online youth encounter. Mentored by artists Anderwald + Grond (AT), OKO (HR), Katja Pratschke (GER), and Alessandra Ferrini (GB/IT), the groups co-created artworks based on artworks created in resistance against the Nazis, but they updated them in their approach. Their co-created works were presented online on May 9th 2020 from 5 p.m., on the occasion of the commemoration ceremonies of the Melk Memorial and the Friedensfest Erlauf. In a second step, they are to be exhibited at Museion Bolzano, MSU Zagreb, at Museum Erlauf Erinnert, and in Berlin.

Stream: May 9 2020, 17:00

Art Works! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Partner Institutions:
Foundation wannseeFORUM Berlin
HASENHERZ or the Pleasures of Moving Images and Words
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bozlano
The Center of Contemporary History Melk Memorial

Art Works! Performances are co-financed by:
Viertelfestival Niederösterreich

The project was made possible by the generous support:
Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich
National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism
Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jungend und Familie, Berlin
Kunst im öffentlichem Raum, Niederösterreich

Cooperational Partner:
FH St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

May 9 2020

Opening Speeches

Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria

Michael Schrabauer, Executive Local Council for Culture and Tourism Erlauf

Alexander Hauer, Judith Mandlburger, Christian Rabl, Association reMARKable

Musical contribution by Nikolaus Mandlburger, Johanna Zils, Laura Veniss, David Mandlburger, youths from Melk

Guy Dockendorf, President of the Comité International de Mauthausen

ART WORKS! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation

In Front of my Door
Video work by Sajad Bayeqra, Salma Jaber, Nora Richter, Raha Shegeft, Ziyad Ahmed, Hamid Mohammadi, Marcellina Massenbach, Atau Hámos, Katja Pratschke,
Foundation wannseeFORUM Berlin, mentored by Katja Pratschke. (ca. 10 min)

About resistance (in remote-mode)
Video work by Abram Tomasi, Gessica de Oliva, Samira Mosca, Lucia Rose Buffa, Tomas Grosello, Camilla Saiz, Giada Cardillo, Nicole Fersko,
Museion Bolzano, mentored by Alessandra Ferrini. (ca. 10 min)

Women in the Partisans and Resistance Today
Visualisation of installation work by Marina Mesar (OKO) in collaboration with Lara Bekić, Helena Bosnić, Celina Damjanović, Mirta Mesić, Mateja Radoš, Ana Uremović, and the support of Lorena Arnautović, Tea Pintar, Stella Poljak, MSU Youth Club Zagreb. (ca. 4 min)

Solely You It’s Not
Video work by Zoé Gendron, Franziska Hinteregger, Sara Hörtenhuber, Minou Nekolny, Janine Scheer, Kerstin Schwarz, Catherine Spet, FH St. Pölten in cooperation with Center of Contemporary History Melk, mentored by Anderwald + Grond. (ca. 5 min)

Ode to Joy, European Anthem
Georg Buxhofer, bass

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