11th Women’s Perspectives. Women – Perspectives – Change
20 Years of the Women’s Cultural Festival! … and in the Future?
Sat, April 16, 2011 , Festival
How topical are women’s cultural festivals? What is the picture of women that characterizes the art and culture scene? How important is the feminist movement for young women? Are “Mädchenmannschaften” and blog culture at odds with activists and those fighting for women’s rights? These questions and more will be discussed publicly in a three-day, academically-oriented conference. Renowned veterans from the feminist movement, such as the founder of feminism in the area of film, Helke Sander, film director Madeleine Bernstorff, and feminist researcher Prof. Dr. Ute Gerhard, are but a few of the speakers who along with participants from other areas, such as journalism, law, sociology, and politics, will engage with the question:
“20 Years of the Women’s Cultural Festival! ... and in the Future?”
An international “women’s perspective” is also part of the conference. Speaking on the panel will be, among others, Veronika Dreier, artist, curator, and journalist from Austria, who declared Graz the “Intergalactic Center for Superwomen,” together with Camille Morineau, curator of a special exhibition – elles@centrepompidou – which caused a stir in Paris in 2010. The series of lectures and panel discussions will be supplemented and framed by art and culture contributions in the areas of music, fine arts, literature, video, film, and art performance.


Fri, April 15, 2011

in the ZKM_Media Theater

5 p.m. Opening of the festival Women’s Perspectives 2011
Franz Schubert: Allegro a-moll Op. 144 “Lebensstürme” for piano duet
Prof. Sontraud Speidel and Lisa Wang
Mayor Wolfram Jäger, City of Karlsruhe
Christiane Riedel, Management, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Dr. Susanne Asche, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Karlsruhe

5:30 p.m. Electronic Music Woman – Resonances – Improvisation on the laptop
Ute Reisner, (GEDOK, Karlsruhe)

5:40 p.m. Lecture Prof. Dr. Ute Gerhard, Frankfurt/M.
Chasse steps to emancipation? More than 100 years of the women’s movement

6:15 p.m. Lecture Dr. Mag. Margarete Maurer, Innsbruck/Vienna
Feminism as a tool of science

6:45 p.m. Panel discussion Women in Motion: Feminism in Culture, Justice, and Politics
Halina Bendkowski, Agent for Feminism and Gender Democracy, Berlin, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lembke, Legal Scholar, University of Hamburg, Prof. Bascha Mika eh. taz – editor-in-chief, The Berlin University of the Arts, Hilal Sezgin, independent cultural journalist, Lüneburger Heide
Host: Wibke Gerking, SWR Freiburg

8:15 p.m. Reception

9 p.m. Cabaret “Generationenkomplott” On the history of the women’s movement

Sat, April 16, 2011

in the ZKM_Media Theater

10 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Susanne Asche, festival management
Panel Feminism and Gender – A Battle of Generations?
Sonja Eismann, Vienna
Prof. Dr. Ute Gerhard, Frankfurt/M.
Stephanie Müller, München, Barbara Streidl, Munich
Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa, Munich
Host: Halina Bendkowski, Berlin

11:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:45 a.m. Reading Are all ladies gaga?
Presentation of the young women’s writing workshop
Led by Jagoda Marinic´ (Literarische Gesellschaft)

12:45 p.m. Lunch break

2 p.m. International panel Women’s cultural festivals, reaching the limits, visions for the future?
Veronika Dreier, Graz
Camille Morineau, Paris
Marianne Pitzen, Bonn
Behnaz Vassighi, Hamburg
Host: Wibke Gerking, SWR Freiburg

3:30 p.m. Coffee break

4 p.m. Feminism and film history
Lecture and presentation Madeleine Bernstorff, Berlin
Early action: The fanaticism of the Suffragettes

4:45 p.m. Lecture Prof. Helke Sander, Berlin
Summarizing 40 years of the women’s movement

5:30 p.m. Panel Young women in motion – Mädchenmannschaft, Missy Magazine, and blog culture
Sonja Eismann, Missy Magazine, Vienna
Müjde Karaca-Toğmuş, ZKM | Institute for Media, Education, and Economics Karlsruhe
Solveig Klaßen, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
Stephanie Müller, RAGarella Munich
Host: Barbara Streidl, Munich

6:30 p.m. Performance art “PunktKommaStich”
Stephanie Müller, RAGarella Munich

7:30 p.m. Exhibition opening Hanna Nagel Prize/ Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe

Sun April 17, 2011 in ZKM_Media Theater

11 a.m. Panel discussion Women’s cultural festival .... and in the future?
Anja Casser, Director of the Badischen Kunstverein Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Pia Müller-Tamm, Director of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Petra von Olschowski, Rector of the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Christiane Riedel, Manager, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
Sabine Schirra Director of the Department of Culture of the City of Mannheim
Moderation: Dr. Susanne Asche, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Karlsruhe

Accompanying program

Thu, April 14, 2011

8 p.m. Lecture “elles@centrepompidou” – une exposition au féminin
(in French, German translation provided)
Camille Morineau, Paris
Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand, Kaiserstr.160, 76133 Karlsruhe

Sun, April 17, 2011

3 p.m. Exhibition FRAUENzimmer
at GEDOK -Künstlerinnenforum, Markgrafenstr. 14, 76131 Karlsruhe

7 p.m. Cinema night at Studio 3
Program Madeleine Bernstorff (in collaboration with the Kinemathek Karlsruhe, Karlstr. 21, 76133 Karlsruhe) Studio 3, Kaiserpassage 6, 76133 Karlsruhe
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