The MAKING TRUTH Line-up concludes the festival week in terms of content. The focus is on socio-politically active artists and the work of activist groups whose projects in recent years have helped uncover social grievances and stimulate broad discussion. Their artistic activity has its finger on the pulse of the times and can ideally contribute not only to making the world a little truer, but also a little better. The varied series of conversations and discussions leads to a performance specially created for the VIENNA ART WEEK, which focuses on the search for truth in the context of coming to terms with the past.

15:00 Welcome: Rektor Johan F. Hartle, Robert Punkenhofer (artistic director Vienna Art Week)

15:00–15:30: Gerald Nestler (artist, Vienna) in conversation with Haim Bodek (High Frequency Trading Strategist und Record-Breaking SEC Whistleblower)

15:30–16:00: Robert Punkenhofer (artistic director Vienna Art Week) in conversation withg Sinan Aral (David Austin Professor of Management/MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts)

16:00–17:15: Talk “Frauen in der Kunstwelt”:  Sabine Breitwieser (curator and author, Vienna), Svetlana Cemin (filmmaker, founder of 610film, New York/Belgrad), Elke Silvia Krystufek (artist and author, Vienna), Moderation und Organisation: Barbara Steffen (Kuratorin, Wien)

17:30–18:00: Lecture by Cesy Leonhard (Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, Berlin)

18:00–18:30: Lecture by Santiago Sierra (artist, Madrid)

18:30–19:00: Lecture by Sarah Nankivell (Forensic Architecture, London)

19:00–19:30: Lecture by Issa Touma (filmmaker and photographer, Aleppo, Syrien)

19:30–20:30: Talk „Making Truth“: Eva Blimlinger (politician, Vienna), Cesy Leonard (Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, Berlin), Sarah Nankivell (Forensic Architecture, London), Santiago Sierra (artist, Madrid), Issa Touma (filmmaker and photographer, Aleppo/Syrien); moderated by Angela Stief (curator, Vienna)

20:30–21:00: Performance “The Celebration” by Regina Jose Galindo

FR 22 NOV 2019, 3.00–9.00 pm
Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Mehrzwecksaal, 2. Stock
Léhargasse 6-8, 1060 Wien