STILL, WE RISE! Women*’s Networks, Feminist Movements, and the Politics of Solidarity

2/9 2022 5 pm

A symposium in the framework of the exhibition Defiant Muses and on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of SALOON Wien

Conceptualized by Julia Hartmann, Aline Lara Rezende and Doris Richter (SALOON Wien) in collaboration with Kunsthalle Wien

Inspired by Delphine Seyrig’s insurmountable political activism and under the framework of the exhibition Defiant Muses (curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Giovanna Zapperi), SALOON Wien is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an international symposium at Kunsthalle Wien.

The admission is free.

We kindly ask you to register in time via or directly at the box office in Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier. The number of participants is limited.

The entire event will be held in English.

By adopting an intersectional perspective, the symposium will reflect on the expansion of feminist discourses from the 1970s to today and tackle roots of gender inequality, white privilege, and encrusted patriarchal structures. An international group of artists, curators, and cultural practitioners will introduce their practices in consecutive short presentations, followed by a panel discussion to round up the topics. The symposium covers two main aspects: (Dis-)Continuities of the Feminist Fight carried out by past and current social movements and the Importance of Women*’s Networks, Allyship, Solidarity, and Friendship.

There is an undeniable need for women*’s networks and public debates about systematic patriarchal structures as well as their interrelated axes – hence: STILL, WE RISE!

*including trans and cis women as well as non-binary people


5 – 6 pm: Guided tour through exhibition Defiant Muses. Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives of the 1970s and 1980s France

6 – 8:30 pm: Symposium at Kunsthalle Wien Lounge

8:30 – 9:30 pm: Drinks and gathering

Panel 1: (Dis-)Continuities of the Feminist Fight

With Xabier Arakistain (Curator and Feminist Activist), Katharina Cibulka (Artist, Filmmaker; Initiator of SOLANGE Project), Juliana de Faria (Founder of Think Olga and Chief Engagement Officer of The FemTech Bloom Care; joining via ZOOM), Soli Kiani (Artist) and Constanze Ruhm (Artist and Filmmaker)

This panel is questioning what has changed—or not—within feminist struggles since the 1970s, examining both achievements and blind spots. With hints to the exhibition Defiant Muses, the guests will look into past and current social movements in order to discuss the issues of privilege within the feminist fight as well as the need for intersectional perspectives.

Panel 2: The Importance of Women*’s Networks, Allyship, Solidarity and Friendship

With Imayna Caceres (Artist, Researcher, and Curator), Karin Mack (Artist), Denise Palmieri (Artist and Board Member of VBKÖ), Stefania Pitscheider Soraperra (Director of Frauenmuseum Hittisau) and Patrick Schabus (Curator)

This panel is highlighting the necessity of collectivity through collaboration and allyship to challenge the established canon and its underlying patriarchal structures, in the art world and beyond.

Download Handout Symposium