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Yoko Ono to Speak at 12th ELIA Biennial Conference: Art, Science and Society

Art Questions, Art Knows, Art Matters

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 30 July 2012

The 12th ELIA Biennial Conference, hosted by the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Die Angewandte) on 8-10 November 2012, is the largest conference on Higher Arts Education worldwide, attracting approximately 500 arts and culture professionals worldwide.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.

This year Yoko Ono will be joining a number of other luminaries including VALIE EXPORT, Matthias Horx, Ute Meta Bauer, Gerard Mortier and Shady El Noshokaty as well as a number of up-and-coming artists and cultural players.

“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 is 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 registration will close 30 July 2012.

Final 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: barbara.revelli@elia-artschools.org




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