Conviviality as Potentiality
From Amnesia and Pandemic towards a Convivial Epistemology
Conviviality as a social practice is characterized by an intrinsic dynamic. The global capitalist world and its processes of racialization and neocolonialism systematically oppose the possibility of conviviality, placing it in constant danger of dwindling or collapsing.
The aim of our work is to explore and develop artistic practices that have the potential to intervene in these disrupting dynamics. We start from the assumption that arts-based research can function as an affirmative transformative force to deepen and strengthen convivial practices.
The question of conviviality as potentiality will be researched in connection to relevant predicaments in four territories: Australia, Lebanon, Israel, South Africa and Austria. With local and international artists and research partners, this project seeks to co-develop a new definition and practice of conviviality as positive, affirmative action of doing in the form of changing.
Conviviality as Potentiality: From Amnesia and Pandemic towards a Convivial Epistemology is an interdisciplinary, arts and theory based research project, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, AR 679) through its Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK), and is based at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 2021 to 2025.
- Research exchange: Cape Town, South Africa (Oct 2023)From October 9 to 13, 2023, Marina Gržinić and Jovita Pristovšek from the Conviviality as Potentiality (CaP) research team, visited Cape Town for a week of field research, during which also a 2-day convivial workshop was held at the University … Read more
- Symposium: Bridging Bodies, Technology, Theory, and AI for Civic ResistanceWHEN: 3.10.2023 13–17h WHERE: Universität für angewandte Kunst WienStudio für experimentelle Game CulturesGeorg-Coch-Platz 2, 1. St.1010 Vienna WHO: Jill H. Casid (US)Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe (AT/DC)Margarete Jahrmann (AT)Marina Grzinic (AT) Opening words: Eva Maria Stadler, head of the Institute of Arts and … Read more
- Exhibition: Insurgent Flows. Thriving of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Queer and Trans Vitalities. White Topographies of Coercion and Emancipation.KiG! Kultur in Graz | 21.09.2023 –10.11.2023 Artists: Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler, Jovita Pristovšek, Jill H. Casid, Bojan Đorđev, Siniša Ilić Authors of the exhibition: Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler, Jovita Pristovšek Curators: Anita Hofer, Eva Ursprung Location: Lagergasse 98a • … Read more
- Workshop: “…I want to know what happens if we don’t go…”WHAT:Workshop and lecture by Dr. Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur WHEN: June 1, 2023 from 17.00 to 19.00 WHERE: Academy of Fine Arts, Schillerplatz, Room M20 (Mezzanine) and Aula This workshop is taking place as part of the Convivial Workshop Series (2022-2024), … Read more
- BIP VISITS PCAP: THE 2023 TOUR. Contemporary Art at the Crossroads of the Social and the PoliticalConviviality as Potentiality participates in the event BIP VISITS PCAP: THE 2023 TOUR. Contemporary Art at the Crossroads of the Social and the Political (from 16.01.2023 to 20.01.2023), hosted by the Studio for Post-Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP/ Conceptual Art) at IBK (Institute for Fine … Read more