The Power of Art
The second conference of the European Alliance of Academies (2 — 3 December 2021) focused on artistic cooperation – and how it can be used for a European understanding of art and culture. In three public discussions, the participants dealt with the influence of nationalistic approaches in cultural policy and their impact on artistic work as well as on the autonomy of cultural institutions. In internal meetings, they discussed how the alliance can better network in the analogue and digital space and take action against political restrictions.
Thanks to the intensive cooperation with the partner Círculo de Bellas Artes, the event could be held with the participation of the Spanish Minister of Culture Miquel Iceta, the regional Minister of Culture Marta Rivera de la Cruz, the German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain H.E. Wolfgang Dold, as well as active members of the Academy of Arts and the European Alliance of Academies, among others. Liesbeth Bik, Christos Carras, Jean-François Chougnet, Manuel Gutierréz Aragón, Wolfgang Kaleck, Juan Miguel Hernández León, Jeanine Meerapfel, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Dominika Kasprowicz, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Norbert Palz, Jurko Prochasko, Aleš Šteger, Cécile Wajsbrot. Musical contribution by Zambra Barroca
Public Debate I: The Power of Art – How can we use the potentials of artistic cooperation to overcome national cultural policy in Europe?
with Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Filmmaker and Member Real Academia Española,
Jean-François Chougnet, President Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée,
Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and
Jeanine Meerapfel, Filmmaker and President of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Moderation: Valerio Rocco Lozano Director Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid
Public Debate II: What influence digital technologies have on our understanding of art and politics?
with Cécile Wajsbrot, Writer and Member Akademie der Künste,
Liesbeth Bik, Visual Artist and President Akademie van Kunsten and
Norbert Palz, Architect and President Berlin University of Arts
Moderation: Marta Peirano Journalist
Public Debate: How is political radicalisation endangering artistic freedom in Europe?
with Aleš Šteger, Writer and Member of the Akademie der Künste,
Antonio Muñoz Molina, Writer and Member of the Real Academia Española and
Wolfgang Kaleck, Director European Center Constitutional and Human Rights
Moderation: Dominika Kasprowicz, Director Villa Decius Kraków
Conclusion: Jurko Prochasko, Writer/Translator, Saxon Academy of Arts
Closing Words & Perspectives
H.E. Wolfgang Dold, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Spain and Marta Rivera de la Cruz, Regional Minister of Culture and Tourism, Madrid
An event by the European Alliance of Academies initiated and organized by the Akademie der Künste and Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid in cooperation with the Embassy of the German Federal Republic in Madrid. Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Madrid Region. Media Partner: Radio 3