Meanwhile, in the Basque Country... Relations of hegemony and minority in art, culture, and identity.

On the 27th of June 2019, we will talk about uncomfortable heritage and its place in the collective identity, taking the Basque Country as a case study. The presentation will be at 16:00 in the Institute for Art History of the Goethe University Frankfurt. Address: Städelschule, Seminarraum 19.

How can national and cultural identities be formed and defended against more dominant ideologies? Which roles are assigned to artistic production, its institutions and protagonists? The panel brings together two practitioners from the Basque Country offering insights into their academic/curatorial and artistic approaches.

Haizea Barcenilla, Art Historian, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Iratxe Jaio, Artist (artist duo with Klaas van Gorkum), Rotterdam

Kristina Scepanski, Chillida guest professor, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

The workshop will be held in English. It is part of the Chillida visiting professorship and made possible by the Etxepare Basque Institute, San Sebastian.