The Power of Art
Right-wing parties across Europe have discovered art and culture as a political battle zone to further polarise society. The European Alliance of Academies is convinced that transnational artistic cooperation is the most appropriate way of counteracting this tendency.
The aim of the conference “The Power of Art. Defending a Transnational Understanding of European Culture” is to analyse in more detail the potential of artistic cooperation, the different approaches to cultural policy in Europe and their influence on cultural institutions and thus on the freedom of art.
Live from Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. You’ll find the full public program here
6.00 – 9.00 pm
Public Programme | Sala de Columnas
Juan Miguel Hernández León, President Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid &
Jeanine Meerapfel, President Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Miquel Iceta, Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport
Christos Carras, Executive Director Onassis Cultural Center (online)
Debate 1 | 6.30 – 7.30 pm
The Power of Art: How can we use the potential of artistic cooperation to transcend nationalistic cultural policy in Europe?
Manuel Gutierréz Aragón, Filmmaker/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
Jeanine Meerapfel, Filmmaker/President Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Moderation: Valerio Rocco Lozano, Director Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid
Artistic Moments by Zambra Barroca
Debate 2 | 7.45 – 8.45 pm
What influence digital technologies have on our understanding of art and politics?
Cécile Wajsbrot, Writer/Member Akademie der Künste
Liesbeth Bik, Visual Artist/President of the Akademie van Kunsten
Norbert Palz, Architect/President Berlin University of Arts
Moderation: Marta Peirano, Journalist
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