May 6–7, 2022

University of Applied Arts Vienna

The symposium Addressing Amnesia, Performing Trauma inquires how contemporary artistic practices performatively deal with trauma and repressed histories in Austria. By bringing together artists, art historians, and theoreticians, the symposium is intended as a first step in an ongoing interdisciplinary dialogue addressing issues like social forgetfulness, historical trauma, and historical denial within the countries of the former Austrian monarchy. 

With a keynote lecture by Diana Taylor and screenings, talks, and lectures by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Katarzyna Nowak, Nisrine Boukhari, Tanja Schult, Steven Cohen, Martina Gimplinger, and Israel Martínez.

Organized by Frida Robles and Kathrin Heinrich

Graphic design by Annija Česka