15 June 2012
12 th ELIA Biennial Conference 2012 Art, Science and Society
November 8 - 10, 2012
8–10 November 2012
Early bird registration deadline: 30 July 2012
Final registration deadline: 26 October 2012
A-1070 Wien, Austria
Art Questions, Art Knows, Art Matters
The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) and the University of Applied Arts Vienna are pleased to announce the 12th ELIA Biennial Conference, 8–10 November 2012.
Covering all artistic disciplines and major developments in Higher Arts Education, it will take place in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, one of the world's largest complexes for modern art and culture, situated in the very heart of the city. Hosted by the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Die Angewandte), the ELIA Biennial is the largest conference on Higher Arts Education worldwide, attracting approximately 500 arts and culture professionals worldwide.
This year Yoko Ono will be joining a number of other luminaries including VALIE EXPORT, Matthias Horx, Ute Meta Bauer, and Shady El Noshokaty.
"We meet, we share, we discuss, we celebrate, we establish new links, and sometimes we change our views."
The ELIA Biennial also features three consecutive plenary sessions called Art Questions, Art Knows, Art Matters, which will be followed by intensive table discussions. These sessions afford delegates the ideal setting to dialogue and network.
In 2012 ELIA is adding a political dimension to the programme. A resolution will be made available to conference participants in advance of the event to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement between arts and politics.
The resolution's focus is on underlining the power of the arts and higher arts education for the whole of society beyond economic impact, once culture and creativity are given a chance to develop freely with a high degree of autonomy. It dares participants to look at higher arts education from new angles to prepare students for a different future.
Visit the ELIA Biennial online registration portal to register and join this lively discourse!
Early bird online registration will close 30 July 2012.
Final online registration will close 26 October 2012.
For further information, including a full programme, please visit the ELIA Biennial website.
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