Speaking at the opening will be:
Dr. Georg Girardet (Councillor of Culture, City of Leipzig)
Katrin Klingan (Artistic Director of relations)
Prof. Dr. Marina Gržinić and Prof. Dr. Günther Heeg (Co-Directors of Mind the Map! - History Is Not Given)
"Mind the Map! - History Is Not Given" takes as its point of departure the project "East Art Map" (EAM) by the Slovenian fine arts group IRWIN. EAM traces the history of art and cultural processes (over the past 50 years) in Eastern Europe. The result is a map of hundreds of art works and artistic relations in time and space. The Symposium and the Network "Mind the Map! - History Is Not Given" are to be seen both within this framework and beyond it, as a concept, as a space for argument and discussion and a research platform.