17 Jun - 16 Sep 2016
17 June – 16 September 2016
Curated by Daniela Zyman and Boris Ondreička
9 spoken word performances
With EPHEMEROPTERÆ 2016, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary launches the fifth consecutive season of the foundation’s summer season spoken-word performance series held in nine prolonged episodes. These unique, open-air acts explore the rich traditions and evanescent articulations of poetry, literature, performance, philosophy, and language-based artistic practice at TBA21–Augarten. EPHEMEROPTERÆ—referring to species which live only for a brief moment—stages the fleeting emergence of singular and truly remarkable voices performing, displaying, and choreographing spoken expression.
This year's season is comprised of 9 evenings of EPHEMEROPTERÆ and invites artists, musicians, curators, thinkers Mario García Torres, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Martina Hochmuth, Olga Dukhovnaya, Boris Charmatz (Museé de la danse), Babi Badalov, Vít Havránek, Natasha Ginwala, Sarathy Korwar, Nira Yuval-Davis, Oliver Ressler, Sandra Terdjman, Bassam El Baroni, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Amal Khalef (GCC), Monira Al Qadiri (GCC), Jakob Jakobsen, Heinrich Dunst.