The State of the ART(ist) Initiative is established in collaboration with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support artists in Ukraine and around the world, for whom a commitment to peace, freedom and self-determination is not possible locally or is possible only under great threat. Hosted by Christl Baur (DE/AT) and Martin Honzik (AT), the conversations address different segments of the Initiative; during each of the three days one of the representatives of the jury is in conversation with a group of winning artists, joining onsite and online. Live Sessions are taking place onsite on a 4D stage where guests will join physically and virtually. Each day of the talks is accompanied with the screenings of the winning artworks.
Day 1: State of Emergency
FRI 9.9., 11:30 – 13:30
We zoom into the Ukrainian art scene at its current state, also looking back into the years before. The talks are accompanied with screenings of the first segment of the winning artworks by Ivan Svitlychniy (UA), SVITER Art Group (UA), Oleksandr Burlaka (UA), DE NE DE (UA), Daria Pugachova (UA) and Oksana Chepelyk (UA).
Day 2: State of Urgency
SAT 10.9., 11:30 – 13:30
Marita Muukkonen, in conversation with the State of the ART(ist) winners. This sessionintroduces challenges on a global scale: from artists in crisis, risk, dissidence or exile, the conversation puts focus on the worldwide exchange and community support. In between the talk sessions, winning artworks by Floating Projects Collective (HK), The Peacock Generation (MM) and Amir Almuarri (SY), are to be screened.
Day 3: State of Convergency
SUN 11.9., 12:00 – 13:30
Introducing Boris Magrini with more guests to come. The conversation is focused on the cultural diplomacy and institutional responsibility, proposing strategies and support not only as a reactionary response, but also through initiatives- intertwining the pace of global turns and shifts with the current and future goals of institutions and their politics. Between the conversations are screenings of winning artworks by fantastic little splash (UA), Andriy Rachinskiy (UA) and Daniil Revkovskyi (UA).