Европейски алианс на академиите Europski savez akademija Evropská aliance akademií Europæisk sammenslutning af akademier Europäische Allianz der Akademien Europese alliantie van de academiën European Alliance of Academies Euroopa akadeemiate ühendus Akatemioiden eurooppalainen liittoutuma Alliance européenne des academies Ευρωπαϊκή σύμπραξη των Ακαδημιών Akadémiák Európai Szövetsége Comhghuallaíocht Eorpach na nAcadamh Alleanza europea delle Accademie Eiropas Akadēmiju alianse Europos akademijų aljansas Allianza Ewropea tal-Akkademji Europejski sojusz akademii Aliança Europeia das Academias Alianța Europeană a Academiilor Európska aliancia akadémií Zveza evropskih akademij Alianza Europea de Academias Europeiska akademiska alliansen

31.01.2024

The Climate We Live In. An Alliance Against the Far Right

The Climate We Live In. An Alliance Against the Far Right

The next conference of the European Alliance of Academies entitles The Climate We Live In. An Alliance Against the Far Right takes place on 25-26 March 2024 at Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

Two months before the European elections, members of the European Alliance of Academies are sending a clear signal in favour of a democratic Europe and against a political climate in which right-wing extremism, antisemitism and racism are on the rise again.

The freedom of art is an important asset of democracy, which the members of the European Alliance of Academies have been campaigning for since 2020. The conference will focus on artists affected by repression from various European countries. They will bring their art to the European public and pass on their experiences to political decision-makers.

The European elections will be held across Europe on 6-9 June 2024.

An event by the European Alliance of Academies organized by the Akademie der Künste

Monday, 25 March 2024

7:00pm

Opening evening Live

Music                                                 
Floros Floridis and AoA Impro Group

Welcome                                            
Jeanine Meerapfel Filmmaker and President of the Akademie der Künste

Address (digital)                                 
Claudia Roth Minister of State for Culture and the Media

Keynote                                              
Meron Mendel Publicist, Historian and Educator

Music                                                 
Floros Floridis and AoA Impro Group

Input                                                   
Manos Tsangaris Composer and Member of the Akademie der Künste

Debate                                                 
For a Democratic Europe: Art and Culture as Important Elements for Participatory Democracies

Aleš Šteger Writer and Member of the Akademie der Künste
Iban García del Blanco Member of the European Parliament
Maria Anna Potocka Director of MOCAK Museum for Contemporary Art in Kraków
Jákob Ladányi Jancsó Filmmaker and Representative of the Freeszfe Society

Moderation: Valerio Rocco Lozano Director of the Círculo de Bellas Artes

Music              
Floros Floridis and AoA Impro Group

Tuesday, 26 March 2024

3:00pm

Under Pressure. Artistic Creation in Difficult Times Live

Welcome                                            
Jeanine Meerapfel Filmmaker and President of the Akademie der Künste

Address (digital)   
Alexandra Xanthaki UN Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights

Keynote                                              
István Szabó Filmmaker and Member of the Akademie der Künste

Presentation – Part I                           
I saw our Leaders. Reinterpreting Hungarian Poems Via Contemporary Art Practices
Moderation: Gergely Nagy

Debate                                               
Under Pressure. Artistic Creation in Difficult Times

Mirosław Bałka Sculptor and Member of the Akademie der Künste
Mónika Ferencz Writer and Member of Szépírók Társasága
Matei Bejenaru Visual Artist
Wolfgang Kaleck Director European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
Moderation: Marion Döring Member of the Board of Directors of the Wim Wenders Stiftung

Presentation – Part II                         
I saw our Leaders. Reinterpreting Hungarian Poems Via Contemporary Art Practices
Moderation: Gergely Nagy

Nine artists from across Europe – all associated to institutions of the European Alliance of Academies engaged with poems by a young generation of Hungarian poets, all members of the Szépírók Társasága, and created multidisciplinary artworks that respond, comment and reflect on the social and political reality of today’s life in Hungary.

Artistc works by Yese Astarloa, Matei Bejenaru, Lucija Bogunović, Sayaka Fujio, Iosif Király, Paul Michels, Mariano Ortega, Dimitrina Popova and Laura Stojkoski

Poems by Róbert Laboda, Réka Borda, Dénes Krusovzky, Ádám Vajna, Mónika Ferencz, Zsófi Kemény, Renátó Fehér, Balázs Szálinger and Martón Simon

www.loom.allianceofacademies.eu/project/i-saw-our-leaders                     

6:00

Open Space: Café Climate Live

The open space format Café Climate would like to invite you to readings and discussions on the topics of climate, energy, democracy and art. In an informal atmosphere, at small tables, like in a café.

With Members of the Literature Section of the Akademie der Künste Ulrike Draesner, A.L. Kennedy, Esther Kinsky, Dagmara Kraus, Ursula Krechel, Cécile Wajsbrot, Climate Experts Prof. Dagmar Haase, Prof. Claudia Kemfert as well as Eckhard Roelcke, journalist and activist 

Moderated by Academy-Members Cécile Wajsbrot, Iris ter Schiphorst as well as artists Jovana Popic and Petja Ivanova and Liesbeth Bik.

Wednesday, 25 March 2024

7:30pm @ Haus für Poesie

An Evening for Hungarian Poetry Live

In solidarity with Szépírók Társásagá, the Hungarian Society of Writers, Réka Borda, Zoltán Danyi, Mónika Ferencz and Dénes Krusovzky – all members of the Society – will read their poems at cooperation partner Haus für Poesie.

The selected poems address issues such as identity and otherness, migration and longing for homeland, and political authorities through a grotesque depiction of their privileged place. The shadow of Hungarian past is present in the turmoil of an anthropocentric landscape. Different imaginaries of homeland are infused by personal memories of and the desire to reconnect with nature.

A German translation is made available.

More information on the current situation of Szépírók Társasága can be found here

Haus für Poesie
Knaackstr. 97 (Kulturbrauerei)
10435 Berlin
www.haus-fuer-poesie.org


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