Silent Activism - performative book lauch, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, June 15, 2024

Silent Activism - performative book lauch, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, June 15, 2024

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Performative book launch and discussion
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Mönchsberg/ lobby and auditorium

With: Barbara Holub (artist), Andreas Spiegl (cultural scientist, text author in the book) and Mirela Baciak (director, Salzburger Kunstverein)
Moderation: Tina Teufel (curator, Museum der Moderne Salzburg)

Reading-Performance "Aus/Sprechen. Ver/Sprechen. Mit/Sprechen" - based on the Index "A Sign or Measure of Something. Silent Activism" by Jane Rendell:
By Timothy Nouzak (artist) with Lily Ludwig, Anna Menslin and Miriam Ljubijankic (students at the Institute for Theater and Dance Science/ Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg)

In conversation with Barbara Holub, Andreas Spiegl and Mirela Baciak, Barbara Holub's book and work will be presented and further strategies for artistic intervention and possibilities for socio-political engagement in artistic practice will be discussed - also on the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition by Ilit Azoulay QUEENDOM. Navigating Future Codes.

This monograph offers a detailed view of Barbara Holub’s extensive body of work as well as her projects with transparadiso at the interface of art, architecture, and urbanism, for which she coined the term “silent activism.” Rather than directly propagating activism, Holub persistently creates performative situations for dialogic action with the aim of questioning norms and crossing boundaries. For thirty years Barbara Holub’s socially and politically engaged art has linked urban development, social issues, and artistic interventions. As an accumulative process of participatory action, Holub’s projects question the role of art in society, whether in the context of art itself, in urban public space, or in relation to corporate companies.

Barbara Holub. Silent Activism
Başak Şenova (ed.); with texts by Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Enrico Lunghi, Paul O’Neill, Andreas Spiegl and an index by Jane Rendell);
De Gruyter Verlag; further information on the book see here.

The event is part of "PUBLIC PROGRAM: Act Now! Strategies for creative resistance and activism in contemporary art":
Sat, June 15, 2:00-6:00 pm
Participation is free of charge. Further information here.

Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Mönchsberg 32, 5020 Salzburg