Markus Reymann

22.06.2017 - 16:45 to 17:45
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Panel discussion including Markus Reymann, Torsten Wiesel, Alexandra Witze, Susan Bailey, Claude Nicollier, David Eicher
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Markus Reymann was trained as an actor and successfully performed on screen and on stage for many years, and in major productions. He joined Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in 2011. With TBA21 Chairperson and Founder Francesca Habsburg, he co-founded TBA21 Academy where he subsequently took on the role of a director. As a central programming unit of TBA21, the Academy provides a moving platform of cultural production and interdisciplinary exchange within TBA21. Between July, 2011 and today, Markus Reymann initiated and conducted numerous expeditions. Each trip is designed as a collaboration with invited artists, scientists and thinker's eager to embark on oceanic explorations. Inspired by this unusual encounter with both human and natural elements, the Academy commissions ambitious projects informed by the itinerary of the research vessel Dardanella. In December 2015 at COP21 Markus Reymann announced TBA21-Academy's latest program “The Current”. “The Current” is the exploratory soul of TBA21. It was conceived to raise awareness for today's most urgent ecological, social, and economic issues. Through its expeditions on sea and land, “The Current” seeks to redefine the culture of exploration and discovery in the 21st century.

Founded by Francesca von Habsburg and drawing on her experience as a producer of cross-disciplinary art installations and socially engaged cultural programming, TBA21–Academy leads artists, scientists, and thought-leaders on expeditions of collaborative discovery. Its mission is to foster a deeper understanding of our ocean through the lens of art and to engender creative solutions to its most pressing issues. The itinerant Academy commissions interdisciplinary research that catalyzes engagement, stimulates new knowledge, and inspires artistic production. Established in 2011, the nonprofit’s program is informed by a belief in the power of exchange between disciplines and in the ability of the arts as a vessel for communication, change, and action. TBA21–Academy’s first exhibition, Tidalectics, presenting 13 artists whose work reveal diverse perspectives on the cultural, political, and biological dimensions of the ocean, recently opened in the foundation’s headquarters in Vienna.


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