EVENINGS WITH WHW AKADEMIJA
26/05 at 7 pm CET
While talking about her recent work and research, Marwa Arsanios will examine some of the questions we have been tackling in the program for this year’s WHW Akademija: What structures of learning can we imagine together in order to build alternative pedagogies? How can those nourish and be nourished by non-extractive art ecologies?
Inspired by various communes and organizations from around the world, this conversation will think through these questions to identify certain processes, forms, and formats. We will discuss specific projects, such as the convention of women farmers and ecological feminists coordinated by 98weeks, an artist organization founded by Marwa Arsanios and Mirene Arsanios in 2007. By exploring and sharing some of these experiences and methodologies, we will consider the field of artistic production and research as a place of dialogue and collective learning.
Marwa Arsanios is an artist, filmmaker, and researcher who reconsiders the politics of the mid-twentieth century from a contemporary perspective, with a particular focus on gender relations, urbanism, and industrialization. She approaches research collaboratively and seeks to work across disciplines. Arsanios received a Master of Fine Art from the University of the Arts London (2007) and was a researcher in the Fine Art Department at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands (2011–12). She is currently a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
She was awarded the Georges de Beauregard award at FID Marseille (2019) and the Special Prize of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s Future Generation Art Prize (2012). She was nominated for the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize (2017) and the Han Nefkens Foundation award (2014). Marwa Arsanios was also a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2014) and Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo Arts and Space (2010).
This program is presented as part of the collaborative project Communities of Learning, Bridging the Gap of Isolation, initiated by WHW and supported by the Culture of Solidarity Fund of the European Cultural Foundation.
The program is supported by:
Kontakt Collection / ERSTE Foundation
Foundation for Arts Initiatives
European Cultural Foundation
City of Zagreb
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
Kultura Nova Foundation