Symposium: Innovation in Tradition
The Irish artist Gareth Kennedy will present in his contribution “Die Unbequeme Wissenschaft” (“The Uncomfortable Science”) first results of a combined research- and exhibition-project. At first “Die Unbequeme Wissenschaft” was part of a year-long research project for the reknown ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum in Bolzano/South Tyrol. Gareth Kennedy was invited for his work on expressions of ‘folk’ culture. For the gallery in Bolzano he undertook an investigation into the troubled history of folklore and visual anthropology in South Tyrol with particular respect to the SS Ahnenerbe Kulturkommission to the territory following the 1939 “Option”. Kennedy will give a comprehensive presentation of the project and its ongoing development, including the screening of very rare 16mm footage from the 1941 Kulturkommission.