Events - 26.03.2013 - 00:00 

Analysing “performance”

“Performance” seen from a wide variety of perspectives is the topic of the Haniel Seminars from 2-12 April 2013. Three film discussions in the Kinok and a panel discussion in the Kunsthaus will be open to the public.


27 March 2013. Being a key notion of our time, “performance” is eminently suitable as a debating point for the tenth run of the interdisciplinary Haniel Seminars. Alongside the seminars at the Bachelor’s and Master’s Levels at the HSG of 2-12 April, public events will also take place.

On Tuesday, 2 April 2013, at 7.30 p.m., the St.Gallen Cinema in the Lokremise will show the film Man for a Day. Subsequently, performance artist and leading actress Diane Torr will discuss the film with the audience at 9 p.m. The Scots author illustrates the issues gender and diversity in the documentary film.

Dogma  film Celebration
On Monday, 8 April 2013, at 8 p.m., Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer will provide an insight into Thomas Vinterberg’s Dogma film Festen (Celebration, D/S 1998). In his analysis of the film, the German social psychologist will shed light on the ritual aspects of social violence. The film recounts the painful story of a family trying to come to terms with the father’s child abuse. Welzer will discuss the issue of “Permanently on stage: the self in public exchange” with students at the HSG.

Documentary film Work in Progress: Alphabet
On Wednesday, 10 April 2013, at 8 p.m., the Austrian documentary film maker Erwin Wagenhofer will show excerpts from his new film Alphabet in the Kinok. The film deals with education systems und possibilities of learning. The documentary is still in production; it will be shown regularly in cinemas from the autumn. In the Kinok, Wagenhofer will involve the audience in a discussion of why highly developed societies are sucked into the maelstrom of massive crises and why people are unhappy although they seem to have everything.

Panel discussion in the Kunsthalle
The Haniel Seminars will be rounded off by a public panel discussion about the economy and the arts. The discussion will take place on Thursday, 11 April 2013, at 6.30 p.m., in the St.Gallen Kunsthalle, Davidstrasse 40. Admission will be free of charge. The guests on the panel will be HSG finance professor Roland Füss and Haniel lecturer Thomas Kohl. Both attended master classes by the artist Gerhard Richter in Düsseldorf in the 1980s.

Haniel Seminars at the University of St.Gallen
The Haniel Seminars constitute a special part of contextual studies, which accounts for a quarter of studies at the HSG. With these seminars, the Haniel Foundation from Duisburg wants to promote students’ leadership skills with a view to responsible management and entrepreneurship. The Haniel Foundation has supported contextual studies ever since they were introduced ten years ago.

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