BIG Konferenz
Student Projects/Diplomas

POSTPONEMENT of the BIG Konferenz

The Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) is closely monitoring the current situation relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections seen in various countries including Austria. The safety and health of our speakers and conference guests are very important to us. 

Therefore, after consulting our cooperation partner the University of Applied Arts Vienna, BIG has decided to postpone the conference on “Archiving the Present. Caring for Public Art in the Future” scheduled for Friday 13 March due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

A Conference by the BIG
in cooperation with the Department of Site-Specific Art

Projects and exhibition with contributions by:
Rosa Andraschek, Christian Christiansen, Gregory Desneux, Oskar Enetjärn, Lara Erel, Kim Gubbini, Natalia Gurova, Konstanze Horak, Bart Houwers, Yu Isogawa, Elizaveta Kapustina, Emma Kaufmann-LaDuc, Ana Mumladze, Miki Okamura, Sissi Petutschnig, Michael Plessl, Felix Schwentner, Julian Siffert, Ilena Sophia Trump, Mariya Tsaneva, Anna-Sophia Unterstab, Tsai-Ju Wu
Developed within the courses of Georgia Holz (Sammlungen und Archive – Vom Umgang mit den Dingen) and Jeanette Pacher (Urban explorations – Field trips to public art/ space)

Since 2005 BIG ART has been developing art projects in, around and on the buildings of the Austrian Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (Federal Real Estate Company), the BIG. With this growing stock of artworks and the increasing need to renovate and extend these buildings, accompanied by a shortage of space, the issue of how to conserve and archive these artefacts in the future is becoming increasingly pressing. The BIG regards this issue as one of the key cultural and socio-political challenges it currently faces, and is holding discussions with experts from different fields on which structural conditions can safeguard the necessary room for manoeuvre for both conservation and for the new.

Jakob Deibl, University of Vienna
Christiane Meyer-Stoll, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Linus Neumann, Chaos Computer Club
Henrik Orrje, Public Art Agency Sweden
Katrina Petter, Public Art Lower Austria
Hans Ulrich Reck, Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Moderated by
Claudia Büttner, freelance curator, Munich

Conference language: German I English (simultaneous interpretation)
More information about the programme, here.