9th Dialogforum Mauthausen: 'Addressing the National Socialist Past in Art' (in German language)

18.09.2017, 10:00 - 19.09.2017, 16:30 Uhr

The 9th Dialogforum Mauthausen took place from 18 to 19 September 2017 at the Visitor Centre of the Mauthausen Memorial. This year's topic was 'Addressing the National Socialist Past in Art'.

9th Dialogforum Mauthausen: 'Addressing the National Socialist Past in Art' (in German language)
(photo credits: Mauthausen Memorial)

Since the end of the Second World War, not only the victims but a great many creative artists have addressed National Socialist terror in their work. More recent decades have produced a wide array of artistic works that take more or less conventional approaches to the topic in a variety of different formats and genres.

In seeking to counteract a tendency to forget, artists have made use of a range of art forms. Literature and theatre, music, film and above all the visual and creative arts have been mobilised not only in an – often socially and politically undesirable – attempt to come to terms with the past, but also in many cases to work through the artist’s own history.

The 9th Dialogforum Mauthausen explored the topic of 'Addressing the National Socialist Past in Art' through lectures and talks on film, literature, visual art, music and theatre.

Programme:

18 September 2017

10:00-11:00

Welcome

Barbara Glück

Introduction

Gregor Holzinger

11:00-11:30

Panel 1: Visual Art

Speakers:

Christian Gmeiner – The project 'Mobiles Erinnern' / 'Mobile Remembering'
Tanja Prušnik UTOPIA_gnp2
Karin Schneider – Possibilities, challenges and problems of artistic practices in the representation of the Holocaust

Chair: Angela Koch

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-16:00

Panel 2: Literature

Speakers:

Vladimir Vertlib – The Oratorium "...und alle Toten starben friedlich..."
Matthias N. Lorenz – Günter Grass and working through his SS past in his literary oeuvre
Christian Angerer – Kitsch and art. The Mauthausen concentration camp in literature

Chair: Simone Loistl

16:00-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-18:00

Self-guided tour with audio guide and display of objects from the art collection of the Mauthausen Memorial
Opportunity to view the 'Ziereis Bunker' in small groups with building archaeologist Paul Mitchell

20:00

Event as part of the accompanying programme:

Book reading by Doron Rabinovici: The Burden of Memory

Wissensturm Linz, event hall E09, Kärntnerstraße 26, 4020 Linz

19 September 2017

09:30-10:00

Welcome

10:00-12:00

Panel 3: Film

Speakers:

Andreas Gruber – Lecture to his Nazi-themed film projects and their backgrounds
Klaus Stanjek – The sounds of silencing
Sonja M. Schultz – National Socialism in film

Chair: Gregor Holzinger

12:00-13:00

Lunch break

13:00-15:00

Panel 4: Music and Theatre

Speakers:

Sonja Neumann – Holocaust and popular music
Kutlu Yurtseven – The project 'Microphone Mafia' with Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano
Peter Wagner – Contexts, performances and impact of his plays and stage productions

Chair: Brigitte Dalinger

15:00-15:15

Coffee break

15:15-16:30

Film screening of 'Hero of Our Times'

Introduction: Andreas Kranebitter

16:30

Closing words

 

Organiser:

Mauthausen Memorial

Location:

Visitor Centre, Mauthausen Memorial

Contact:

KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen / Mauthausen Memorial
Minoritenplatz 9
1010 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 53126-3708
E-Mail: info@mauthausen-memorial.org