September 2017
10.09.2017 -
08.10.2017
2017 / 201709 / 201710 / Ausstellung
knowbotiq
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knowbotiq (Yvonne Wilhelm & Christian Huebler)
 

Oktober 2017
27.10.2017 -
29.10.2017
2017 / 201710 / Symposium
trans-local Sympodium
What’s Wrong with Performance Art?

Camille Aleña, Madeleine Amsler, Antoine Bellini and Lou Masduraud, Donatella Bernardi, Linda Cassens Stoian, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Voin de Voin, Mo Diener, Heike Fiedler, Gilles Furtwängler, Lia García, San Keller, Elise Lammer, Milenko Lazic, Valerian Maly, Federica Martini, Sibylle Omlin, Denis Pernet, Guillaume Pilet, Nathalie Rebholz, Chris Regn, Dorothea Rust, Pascal Schwaighofer, Bernadett Settele, Dimitrina Sevova, Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda
 

Wednesday, 27.03.2013
19:00h

 

Diskussion
Austerity? "ORA BOLAS!"
Notes from Lisbon’s cultural scene

Ana Bigotte Vieira, Sandra Lang
 


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The words austerity and debt imply or signify a lack of something. These two words are part of the vocabulary used in mainstream media to describe the current economic situation in Portugal.

In an open discussion Sandra Lang and Ana Bigotte Vieira will talk about “ORA BOLAS. WE HAVE THE SPACE, SO LET’S USE IT!”, an initiative that took place in Lisbon at Galleria da Boavista, from the 23rd of November to the 29th of December 2012. Taking place in the midst of intense social struggles, the event began shortly after the November 14th European General Strike, a protest marked by police brutality and severe repression in Lisbon. Following two years of budget cuts in the arts funding (in 2012 “apoios pontuais” were 100% cut), this initiative overlapped with the re-opening of state funds for the arts; a reopening in a new, more competitive fashion. By criticizing the status quo (“Ora Bolas”) while at the same time emphasizing collective action and potency (“we have space, so lets use it”), “ORA BOLAS” ended up creating community and being an experiment on collective organization and resistance. Performances, concerts, and discussions were the response to the open call to use the gallery space. ORA BOLAS made visible the plenitude and excess of potential which characterizes the cultural scene in Lisbon today.



More Informations about current political struggels in Portugal:

Lisbon Calling: November 14th in Portugal
General Strike
Youths in Shorts and Flip-Flops Throwing Rocks at Cops: Update from Lisbon
Never Has a Winter Been So Long: On “Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal”
New Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal
Police brutality and tension among demonstraters marked general strike in Portugal

"Austerity? "ORA BOLAS!" Notes from Lisbon’s cultural scene" is organized by Sandra Lang within a series of lectures at Freie Uni Zürich.




Posted by Stefan Wagner