V4 Culture for Climate

online debates, meetings, films:

Social Scene of the 18th Edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review

🔵 The aim of the project V4 Culture for Climate – Social Scene of the 18th Edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review is to create an open space for an artistic and scientific debate on the links between culture and climate change in the Visegrad countries. We have invited climate change specialists, artists, curators, journalists and culture managers from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to a series of nine meetings and debates. For four weeks, we will be engaged in intensive reflection on the meaning of culture and art on the brink of a climate disaster.


🔵 Art Transparent
🔵 Šopa Gallery (runned by BIIIF)
🔵 Kulturní centrum Řehlovice
🔵 Pro Progressione

22.09.2020 (Tuesday) “Nestrácajme čas! / No Time to Lose!” (live stream on FB) meeting with Oto Hudec a multimedia artist (SK) who uses art to show the impact of ecological threats and brings them closer to audiences in galleries – in conversation with Petra Houskova (SK)
23.09.2020 (Wednesday) “The Curse of Plenty” by Ewa Ewart, film screening (Kino Nowe Horyzonty)
29.09.2020 (Tuesday) “No Place for Culture in Climate Change?” (live stream on FB) meeting with Jozef Pecho a climatologist from the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute – in conversation with Vojtěch Pecka (SK)
30.09.2020 (Wednesday) “Turin Horse” by Bell Tarr, film screening (Kino Nowe Horyzonty) with introduction by Zsolt Gyenge (HU)
12.10.2020 (Monday) / 16:00 “Wasteland; Catastrophic Plots in Eliot’s Poetry” (live stream on FB) on the disturbingly contemporary overtone of catastrophism in the poetry of T.S. Eliot: Dariusz Czaja, Joanna Helander and Magdalena Heydel, moderator: Piotr Jakub Fereński (in cooperation with the Silesius International Poetry Festival) live in Mieszkanie Gepperta gallery
12.10.2020 (Monday) / 18:00 “Social Responsibility of Art and Culture” (Event—Public, live stream on FB) meeting revolving around professor Leszek Koczanowicz’s most recent book “Lęk i olśnienie. Eseje o kulturze niepokoju” [“Fear and Enlightenment. Essays on the Culture of Anxiety”] in conversation with Michał Nogaś, live in Mieszkanie Gepperta gallery
13.10.2020 (Tuesday) / 18:00 “Introduction to Comparative Planetology” (live stream on FB) lecture of Lukáš Likavčan in conversation with Matej Metelec (CZ)
20.10.2020 (Tuesday) / 18:00 Ecologies of Resistance; Care; Strike; and Conservatism – on intersections between climate and culture. (live stream on FB, translation ENG-PL)

Debate on environmentalism, cultural activism and resistance, the potential impact of art on the environment, the possible scenarios of action and agency, and the dangers and obstacles that can lead such movements astray. Participants: Edith Jeřábková (Institute of Anxiety); Balš Lubard (Central European University); Rosario Talevi (Floating University Berlin; Make City Festival; Berlin University of the Arts); moderated by Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
(Wednesday) / 18:00
“Time to Panic” with Austrian visual artists: Christine Schörkhuber, Markus Hiesleitner and Franz Tišek, moderated by Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
22.10.2020 (Thursday) / 18:00 “Culture or Climate Change?”; debate with cultural practitioners and specialists – representatives of non-governmental organisations participating in the project: Zsófia Huszár (Pro Progressione), Petra Housková (Šopa Gallery), Franz Tišek (Kulturní centrum Řehlovice), Karolina Bieniek (Art Transparent), moderated by Agata Skrzypczyk (Halo.Radio)

🔵 Online streaming will be available on the Facebook profiles of SURVIVAL Art Review (PL) and Art Transparent Foundation (ENG)

The project V4 Culture for Climate – Social Scene of the 18th Edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review is co-financed by the governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from the International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.