Technologien/Praxen | Intervention / Partizipation (Einführung)

Barbara Holub
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2023W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03636


Practices / Foundations - Intervention/ Participation (Introduction) 2.0 SemStd [GO].

Location: Mix Media 2, 3rd floor, VOZ

coupled course with:

Practices - Intervention / Participation II (Workshop in Penzing): 1.0 SemStd. [GO]
Registration: online

Number of participants: max. 15 p. // no previous knowledge necessary

What is an artistic intervention? What does "participation" mean? What does context mean? How do artistic practices that critically engage in societal issues relate to "artistic autonomy"? What  conditions determine these projects and how can they intervene in societal processes? These questions have been reformulated by documenta 15 in 2022 and are gaining visible attention, which we will discuss.

The course will introduce key artists, relevant examples of art projects and artistic practices since the 1970s until today, whose innovative performative practices are also significant for current art production. Special attention will also be given to women artists and the social context. In addition, we will discuss selected texts on socially engaged art together. Interventionist and participatory practices are becoming increasingly important - especially with regard to the role art can play for societal and ecological issues. This makes it all the more exciting to gain equally differentiated knowledge of this field.

DATES of seminar and workshop:

See also information on Workshop: This will take place at the end of October in Penzing - a future focus area of art in public space in Vienna, for which Barbara Holub/ transparadiso has conceived an artistic study. As an introduction to future KÖR projects in Penzing, performative walks and a workshop will take place on 3 consecutive Saturdays in October.

1) Course dates: Wed, 10:00-12:30: (see detailed list below/ subject to change)

Course location: Mix Media 2/ Room 306; VZA7

ATTENTION: change of first course: on Oct. 11!

(+++ Sat, 7.10.: City walk in Penzing by Boris Sieverts - in the context of urbanize; fully booked!)

Wed, 11.10.: LV 1: Introduction to Participation/ Intervention

+++ (participation optional) Sat, 14.10.:, 14:00-17:00: Workshop und Performance on Ursula Maria Probst ; meeting point: Jugendstiltheater/ Steinhofgründe

Wed, 18.10.: LV 2/ site visit for workshop in Penzing:
meeting point: in front of the school "Die W@lz", Heinrich-Collin-Straße 9, 1140 Wien

+++ (participation optional) Sat, 21.10.:, 22:00-03:00: Night walk by transparadiso

Wed, 25.10.: workshop in Penzing 1: 10:00-16:00
Fri, 27.10.: workshop in Penzing 2: 10:00-16:00
Sat, 10/28: Workshop in Penzing 3: 10:00-16:00

Wed, 8.11.: LV 3: Follow-up on workshop + feedback

Wed, 15.11.: LV 4

Wed, 22.11.: LV 5

Wed, 29.11.: LV 6: with Avril Corroon (artist from Ireland)

Wed, 12/6: LV 7: visit of the exhibition of Renate Bertlmann/ Belvedere 21

Wed, 12/13: LV 8


Wed, Jan 10: LV 9

Wed, 17.1.: Submission of projects for final presentation

In the winter semester, the artist Avril Corroon (Ireland) will be a guest at the Angewandte as part of the EU project "SPACEX - Spatial Practices in Art and Architecture for Empathetic Exchange" (; directed at the Angewandte by Barbara Holub). Avril Corroon will give a talk on her artistic practice in Social Design and she will be our special guest on Nov.29.

The interventions of the workshop will be presented in a small exhibition: here the students will discuss how to present the works in the "exhibition space" and install their works.

Examination Modalities

Active participation in the course as well as in the workshop:
_Conceptualization and testing of a small intervention.
_drawings/ sketches of artistic-urban intervention, psychogeographical maps
_documentation of the project
The skills for this will be taught in the workshop

_final discussion + presentation as a small exhibition

Anrechenbar für Lehramt: Studienfach KKP
(Bachelor), 2 ECTS; Workshop, 1 ECTS


This course is open for all students - not only for KKP students. According to the experience / background of the students, the content will be adapted.

Key Words

critical spatial practice, public art, urban intervention, performance, Kunstdiskurs, feminist art, Penzing, installation, interventionist art, art in public space

Course Enrolment

From 10 August 2023, 23:17 to 28 October 2023, 22:00
Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): GO: Grundlegende Technologien / Praxen (kkp) 067/001.11

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (kkp) 067/001.21

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible