Yoko Ono to speak at 12th ELIA Biennial Conference in Vienna

Yoko Ono to speak at 12th ELIA Biennial Conference in Vienna


June 8, 2012
Yoko Ono to speak at 12th ELIA Biennial Conference in Vienna

8–10 November 2012

Early bird registration deadline: 30 July 2012
Final registration deadline: 26 October 2012

MuseumsQuartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1/5
A-1070 Wien, Austria


Art Questions, Art Knows, Art Matters
The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)and theUniversity 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.
Please direct all questions and enquiries to ELIA Conference Manager Barbara Revelli ([email protected]) or the Conference Manager of Die Angewandte, Anja Seipenbusch ([email protected]).

About ELIA
The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), based in Amsterdam, is the primary independent network organization for higher arts education. Founded in 1990, ELIA represents over 300 member institutions in 47 countries on the European and international levels. ELIA forms unique bodies of knowledge and facilitates dialogues, mobility and activities between artists, teachers, administrators, senior managers, key decision makers, and more than 300,000 students from all art disciplines. For more information on ELIA and its many initiatives visit www.elia-artschools.org or e-mail [email protected].

About The “Angewandte”
The University of Applied Arts Vienna, which was founded in 1867, has over 2000 students, many of whom come from abroad. Throughout its history the “Angewandte” has made a major contribution to the development of the artistic and intellectual identity of both Vienna and Austria. Moreover, today the “Angewandte” is one the world’s most important universities of art with a broad range of content in the fields of Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, Media Arts, Restoration, and Art Theory. In the last years the “Angewandte” has increasingly assumed a pioneering role in many new areas of development such as transmedial and transdisciplinary art, art & science, social design, and artistic research. For more information visit www.dieangewandte.at or e-mail [email protected].



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