HOW TO BAMBOOZLE A CRISIS? (mini-conference)

Monday, August 27th from 12 pm to 5 pm
Tabor Park (in case of rain, the conference will be held at the Museum of Modern Art)

Looking back

From 12.00 pm to 2 pm
The Mladi levi festival came into being in response to mainstream European festivals as part of the Junge Hunde network. The latter was devoted to providing more space for younger artists and their development within the international scene. The network no longer exists, but its former members and certain artists have nevertheless managed to maintain strong connections. What happened to the generations of artists and producers who were on their way up 15 years ago? Where could the new, vulnerable and precarious arise from in the present? In what way do we remember the achievements accomplished within the last 15 years and how well prepared are we to face future challenges?

Introductory speaker: Res Bosshart
Participating: Bush Hartshorn, Massimo Mancini, Stefan Kaegi, Martine Pisani, Tomàs Aragay, Frédéric Mazzely, Mustafa Kaplan, Goran Bogdanovski …
Moderator: Nevenka Koprivšek

Looking beyond

From 3 pm to 5 pm
The current crisis has drastically weakened the economic, social, cultural and democratic tissue of Europe and still continues to persist across the continent. While we do see art and culture gradually becoming crucial engines in propelling the new momentum of society, austerity measures (cutting more than 20% of financing) also act as a severe destabilizing force, hindering the dynamics of art and culture in Europe. It is absolutely crucial therefore, to examine and reflect upon our existing abilities of permanent reaction, which would allow us to pull through the crisis without jeopardizing either the potential in this new momentum or the European cultural players.

Introductory speaker: Pascal Brunet
Participating: Stefan Kaegi, Martine Pisani, Tomàs Aragay, Anela Bešo, Rarita Zbranca, Kyohei Sakaguchi, Davis Freeman, Mariko Tsukaguchi …
Moderator: Nevenka Koprivšek


27. 08. 2012


Park Tabor