Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Künstlerhaus Bethanien The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is an international artist residency programme and exhibition space that is in an established player within the Berlin and international art scene since 1974.
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Künstlerhaus Bethanien is a service enterprise whose goal is to further contemporary art and contemporary artists. It is responsible for the lodging and assistance of international guests; for offering advice in general questions concerning art and its practical issues; for the running of the workshops; for the planning and realization of its residents' events; and the development and organization of artistic and cultural projects both in and outside of Berlin. The Künstlerhaus is a project workshop and a location for events, and its structure is comprised of many layers.

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Awesome! You can watch former KB resident Ann Oren’s latest work at the M1 VideoSpace in the Maschinenhaus at KINDL muse...
10/09/2020

Awesome! You can watch former KB resident Ann Oren’s latest work at the M1 VideoSpace in the Maschinenhaus at KINDL museum. M1 is a new exhibition space for video works by international artists and it opens with Ann Oren’s (*1979 in Tel Aviv, lives in Berlin) latest film Passage (2020), to which the artist adds an olfactory and tactile layer in her installation. In it Oren reflects on the boundaries between the human and the animal, on fictional gender roles and how they can be overcome, as well as on the early film experiments of Eadweard Muybridge.
The exhibition is curated by Kathrin Becker.
The film was produced with the support of The Ostrovsky Family Fund.

https://www.kindl-berlin.de/oren

Fantastic News! If you happen to cross the galleries on Potsdamer Str this week, please have a look at KB resident James...
09/09/2020

Fantastic News! If you happen to cross the galleries on Potsdamer Str this week, please have a look at KB resident James Nizam’s exhibition "Celestial Telegraphies" at REITER opening tomorrow evening, 10 Sep 2020!

"Celestial Telegraphies" continues Nizam’s fascination with expanding and translating work across material re-mediations as well as his interest in how data and visual codes can be exchanged between the visible, immaterial, and audible. For the installation, "Photophonic Harmony", Nizam transmits sound from one room in the gallery to another via a laser beam. Based on Alexander Bell’s "photophone" (1880), a device that can send sound on a beam of sunlight, Nizam sonifies his photographic images into sound and encodes the laser with these sound waves respectively. The resulting soundscape that we hear in the room returns the light of the stars as a path of light through the gallery space. James Nizam’s work is truly an alchemical-like act of transformation, and yet it is through novel media processes arrived at by lengthy trial and error that his works are folded into endlessly poetic constellations.

Photo: James Nizam »Drawing with Starlight (Circle)« (Detail), analog photographie, 2020

https://www.reitergalleries.com/de/ausstellungen/astra-lucida/

If you happen to be around König Gallery in the evenings until 20 September, please watch out for water flying around th...
09/09/2020
Therme Art Unveils Flying Waters by Egill Sæbjörnsson at Messe in St Agnes – Therme Art

If you happen to be around König Gallery in the evenings until 20 September, please watch out for water flying around the brutalist building. The former KB resident, multimedia artist and musician EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON has conceived a special site-specific artwork for the occasion of Therme Art x Messe in St Agnes.
FLYING WATERS involves a set of evocative and free-flowing water jets being projected onto the façade of the iconic Brutalist St Agnes church for the duration of Gallery Weekend Berlin and Berlin Art Week celebrations from 8–20 September. At Messe in St Agnes, visitors will also be able to see a model of The Mother, Egill’s immersive landmark installation currently in development for a Therme Group facility.

Egill Sæbjörnsson, Flying Waters (digital drawing, 2020)

https://therme.art/events/flying-waters/

For the occasion of Therme Art x Messe in St Agnes, multimedia artist and musician Egill Sæbjörnsson has conceived a special site-specific artwork entitled Flying Waters.   Egill Sæbjörnsson, Flying Waters (digital drawing, 2020) This will involve a set of evocative and free-flowing water jets ...

Thanks to Berlin Gallery Weekend to mention us in WHAT ELSE TO SEE IN BERLIN this week. Enjoy and we hope to see you aro...
07/09/2020
What else to see in Berlin • GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN

Thanks to Berlin Gallery Weekend to mention us in WHAT ELSE TO SEE IN BERLIN this week. Enjoy and we hope to see you around!

https://www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de/what-else-to-see-in-berlin/

What else to see in Berlin07 Sep 2020 – 2021 07 Sep 2020 – 2021Museum Barberini Impressionism: The Hasso Plattner Collection09 Sep 2020 09 Sep 2020Berghain Studio Berlin09 Sep 2020 – 05 April 2021 09 Sep 2020 – 05 April 2021Berlinische Galerie Marc Bauer. The Blow-Up Regime GASAG Art Prize 2...

We were mentioned in the ARTNET NEWS curator's picks! A Guide to Berlin Art Week! Thank you very much, Sam Bardaouil! We...
07/09/2020
A Guide to Berlin Art Week Assembled By 9 of the City's Most Plugged-In Curators | artnet News

We were mentioned in the ARTNET NEWS curator's picks! A Guide to Berlin Art Week! Thank you very much, Sam Bardaouil! We hope you already had an exciting prelude to Berlin Art Week with fantastic programmes in town. If you haven't had the chance to see the shows at Künstlerhaus Bethanien yet, please come around this week! The solo exhibitions by Yang Chi-Chuan, Shoufay Derz, Katsuhiko Matsubara, Rie Nagai & Yurika Sunada are open until 13 September 2020!

https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/from-a-show-in-a-secret-location-to-a-international-residency-program-x-curators-tell-us-what-shows-not-to-miss-during-berlin-art-week-1905406

We asked Berlin-based curators to tell us what show is at the top of their list for the 2020 edition of the annual Berlin Art Week.

Congratulations to former KB resident Michael Stevenson! Within the program “Formerly known as Witte de With Center for ...
01/09/2020
Michael Stevenson, a solo exhibition - Exhibitions - Program - FKA Witte de With

Congratulations to former KB resident Michael Stevenson! Within the program “Formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art” he is going to present his next solo exhibition from 20 September 2020 where he is going to show works drawn from key projects over the past decade. This project is co-presented by The KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, where a larger iteration of the exhibition will open in 2021.

Michael Stevenson, a solo exhibition, 20 September 2020 — 17 January 2021, Formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, curated by Rosa de Graaf & Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy

"Stevenson is primarily known for large-scale art installations and ambitious sculptures. In creating these, he sources materials drawn from journals and archives, to manufacturing “boneyards.” He also regularly collaborates with scholars and engineers, as well as with individuals whose oral histories have yet to be widely communicated. Because Stevenson’s artworks have dealt with macro-systems—such as economic theories for controlling inflation in economics, schooling and pedagogical models, and the figure of higher beings or the Devil in religions—his artistic perspective is geographically boundless. A single project may draw conceptual threads and historical events connecting the Middle East to Central America, as well as connect an experimental learning environment in California with a community of practice in Nuremberg or Geneva, where the artist has worked as an art professor for years."
https://www.fkawdw.nl/en/our_program/exhibitions/michael_stevenson_a_solo_exhibition

Formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art is a public institution in the field of contemporary art and its related discourses.

For those visiting exhibitions these upcoming two busy weeks in Berlin, please mark this pop-up-event curated by Gilles ...
31/08/2020

For those visiting exhibitions these upcoming two busy weeks in Berlin, please mark this pop-up-event curated by Gilles Neiens including former residents Vera Kox and Mary-Audrey Ramirez in your calendars:
RESHUFFLE THE CARDS Opening: 8 Sept, 4 - 9 pm
09.09. – 13.09.2020, 1 - 7 pm

EDOUARD BARIBEAUD, NIKA FONTAINE, ISABELLA FÜRNKÄS, PAUL HUTCHINSON, MIRIAM JONAS, VERA KOX, MARTIN MAELLER, MARY-AUDREY RAMIREZ, AGNES SCHERER, FREDERIC SPRECKELMEYER

ACCCE Pop-Up Exhibition Space, Kyffhäuserstrasse 10, 10781 Berlin (Entrance from the street side)

EXHIBITIONS 21 August - 13 September 2020: YANG CHI -CHUAN, Plastonki | SHOUFAY DERZ, not this, not that | KATSUHIKO MAT...
28/08/2020

EXHIBITIONS 21 August - 13 September 2020: YANG CHI -CHUAN, Plastonki | SHOUFAY DERZ, not this, not that | KATSUHIKO MATSUBARA, You have body, I have body | RIE NAGAI, Night | YURIKA SUNADA, ambivalent

Photos: David Brandt

26/08/2020
KB Tour

For those who couldn't make it to the current exhibitions at KB yet: Please come and visit until 13th September 2020 to see the shows by the artists-in-residence Yang Chi-Chuan, Shoufay Derz, Katsuhiko Matsubara, Rie Nagai & Yurika Sunada.

Video: Arthur Debert

Thank you all for coming out to the KB SOFT OPENING on Friday. Even with the masks on, we had a fantastic time with you ...
24/08/2020

Thank you all for coming out to the KB SOFT OPENING on Friday. Even with the masks on, we had a fantastic time with you and congratulate the five artists Yang Chi-Chuan, Shoufay Derz, Katsuhiko Matsubara, Rie Nagai and Yurika Sunada to their exhibitions. They will be on view until 13 September. Please come and see, Tue - Sun 2-7pm!

Photos: Pamela Spitz

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Image: Rie Nagai, Night (52°30‘03.8“N, 13°26‘42.9“E, c.2X20), 2020, acrylic on paper. Courtesy the artist.
21/08/2020

Image: Rie Nagai, Night (52°30‘03.8“N, 13°26‘42.9“E, c.2X20), 2020, acrylic on paper. Courtesy the artist.

20/08/2020

PLEASE COME AND JOIN THE SOFT OPENING TOMORROW AT KB BETWEEEN 2 AND 7 PM! The current artists-in-residence Yang Chi-Chuan, Shoufay Derz, Katsuhiko Matsubara, Rie Nagai and Yurika Sunada worked on their solo exhibitions at KB during this extraordinary Berlin summer heat wave and brought together an amazing presentation of their current work! Hope to see you tomorrow! Please be so kind, and bring your masks! 🎭

Former resident Pablo Pijnappel has been working on this interesting project. Please register and join the project in Ha...
11/08/2020
A ZONA | tak - Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg

Former resident Pablo Pijnappel has been working on this interesting project. Please register and join the project in Hasenheide Park, Berlin. In a place called The Zone the psychic gravitational field is suspended at nightfall, making images which normally lay in the depths of the mind come up to the surface. The guests will be guided through the maze of a mental cartography that materializes from the shadows. The performance lasts for a blink of an eye.

With psychoanalysis and literature as his usual starting points, Pablo Pijnappel’s works are meta-narratives that poetically combine cultural, historical and ancestral identities through the prism of memory. Language always plays a leading role in uniting mental mechanisms and the world, in video installations, texts, or performances that lie at the crossroads between cinema, photography, and fragments of prose.

A maximum of 10 people can participate in the performance.
Registration via [email protected]

https://tak-berlin.de/spielplan/zona

In der ZONA setzt bei Abenddämmerung die psychische Schwerkraft aus. Bilder, tagsüber tief im Unterbewusstsein schlummernd, wachen auf, kriechen zum Vorschein. Teilnehmer werden durch eine geistige Kartographie geführt, aus Schatten geformt. Die Performance hat die länge eines Augenzwinkerns.

Fabulous News! The Future Generation Art Prize just announced the shortlisted artists. Congratulations to former KB resi...
05/08/2020
Future Generation Art Prize

Fabulous News! The Future Generation Art Prize just announced the shortlisted artists. Congratulations to former KB resident ANDRÉS PEREIRA PAZ, who is amongst them! 🔥

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, the Prize supported the artistic development and production of new works of over 100 artists in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and as official collateral events at the Venice Biennale in 2011, 2013, and 2017. All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium are invited to apply for the Prize.

Just last year Emilija Škarnulytė, who had also been at KB in 2018, won the prestigious prize!
https://futuregenerationartprize.org/

US$100,000, award open to all artists around the world aged 35 or younger

03/08/2020

We congratulate former KB resident Marinella Senatore, who is going to present her work at the Biennale Gherdëina curated by Adam Budak from August 8th - October 20th, 2020 in very good company. 👏👏👏
The Biennale Gherdëina will happen again across public spaces of Ortisei, Val Gardena, in the picturesque landscape of the Dolomites, the celebrated UNESCO Heritage Site. With its focus on the public space as a stage for sculptural works and community-based, participatory projects, has always been perceived as a celebration of a unique place, its rich culture and a vivid local tradition. The circumstances of the forthcoming edition are particularly challenging. The pandemic crisis made us aware of a vulnerability of the humans and the nature. Resilience become a paramount urgency; the notions of shared responsibility and a humility as an ethical moderator of interpersonal relations gain a particular importance in an attempt to redefine the agencies of responsiveness and care. The Biennale Gherdeina 7 will reflect these concerns as challenges in the active processes of the world’s remaking.

GIF: Marcello Maloberti, from Martellate. Scritti Fighi, 1990-2020.
Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan.

Congrats to former resident Krista Belle Steward, who is going to show her work at the 39th edition of EVA International...
30/07/2020
39th EVA International - EVA International

Congrats to former resident Krista Belle Steward, who is going to show her work at the 39th edition of EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art!

Originally scheduled as a concentrated 10 week programme, the 39th EVA International will now be delivered in three phases that will take place across various venues in Limerick city between 2020 and 2021. This approach has been developed as a practical response to the consequences of COVID-19, ensuring that EVA International upholds its commitments to artists and audiences in a way that is sensitive to ongoing public health concerns.

Taking its reference from the “Golden Vein”, a 19th-century descriptor for the agricultural bounty of the Limerick region, the 39th EVA International programme seeks to address ideas of land and its contested values in the context of Ireland today. Featuring venue- and non venue-based presentations, each phase will include elements of the Guest Programme curated by Merve Elveren (Little did they know) alongside artist commissions developed through EVA’s Platform Commissions and Partnership Project initiatives.
You can find the full list of participating artists here:
https://www.eva.ie/biennial/39th-eva-international-2020/

Photography:
Aykan Safoglu, ziyaret, visit, 2019. Film still. © the artist / Em’kal Eyongakpa Courtesy the artist, Bɔ́ Bɛtɔk, © Photograph: Kene Nwatu / Blood Feuds Reconciliation Gathering 1990. © Sali Cacaj / Orla Berry, Ode to the Mouflon Ewe © the artist.

New Dates and Phased Approach Originally scheduled as a concentrated 10 week programme, the 39th EVA International will now be delivered in three phases that will take place across various venues in Limerick city between 2020 and 2021. This approach has been developed as a practical response to the....

Exciting news: Former KB resident and artist Shubigi Rao is curating the 2020 Kochi-Muziris Biennale ‘In Our Veins Flow ...
28/07/2020
Kochi-Muziris Biennale: First List of Artists - Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018

Exciting news: Former KB resident and artist Shubigi Rao is curating the 2020 Kochi-Muziris Biennale ‘In Our Veins Flow Ink and Fire’. The exhibition, together with a programme of seminars, screenings, performances and workshops, will run for 120 days
from December 12, 2020 to Apr 10, 2021 at various sites across the city of Kochi, India.
This years’ Biennale is all about working as a collective, a community that helps each member flourish: It emphasizes a practice that focuses on human strength in shared knowledge and abilities. Meanwhile it wishes to lay focus on local and regional contexts, as opposed to an orientation towards the market. It explores storytelling as a transformative force embracing submerged and manifold stories and creating solidarity in a shared ideal - naming apathy their only enemy.

A first list of artists has just been announced! Head over to their website to get the full scope:
http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org/firstlist2020/

Kochi-Muziris Biennale: First List of Artists We’re happy to be able to publish the first list of artists for the 2020 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The exhibition, together with a programme of seminars, screenings, performances and workshops, will run for 120 days from December 12, 2020 to Apr 10, 2021...

27/07/2020
KB ITW #05 Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

Last week we had the great pleasure to meet the Icelandic artist Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson at his studio at KB, having prepared a very special performance for us. Styrmir created his personal pandemic diary. Within drawings, comments and music he shares in a humorous but sensible way, how he experienced this world in confinement, and the every day news out there.

Styrmir's work ranges between performance, drawing, music and sculpture with a love for the absurd. This doesn't mean any obsessive passion for the ridiculous, nonsensical or the odd, but moreso derives from a tender and caring attitude: he takes care of the absurd, he helps it to develop, he gives it a place alongside everything else, a space where, ones it is set free, it can become a most disturbing neighbor or even a best friend.

Styrmir is kindly supported by the Icelandic Art Center. You can find more information to his work here:
http://www.styrmir.eu/

Current resident Eric Schumacher is on view at Nosbaum Reding Projects in Luxembourg with his solo exhibition pLzZ zA un...
23/07/2020
Eric SchumacherpLzZ zA | Exhibition | Nosbaum Reding Gallery | Projects

Current resident Eric Schumacher is on view at Nosbaum Reding Projects in Luxembourg with his solo exhibition pLzZ zA until 29 August 2020! He presents a group of works that dwell on the complex relationships between global consumer culture and the modernist ideals underpinning it. pLzZ zA was developed and implemented during the Covid-19 lockdown, when the artist had to rely on leftover materials and offcuts from previous works. Starting from these scraps, he assembled, disassembled and reassembled a series of puzzling, often quirky and humorous installations that pointedly question the shortcomings of material culture as a means to create, define, preserve or disseminate identity.
http://www.nosbaumreding.lu/en/artists/exhibitiondetails/12830/eric-schumacher-plzz-za?iae=236

Eric SchumacherpLzZ zA | Exhibition | Nosbaum Reding Gallery | Projects - 11.6.2020 - 29.8.2020 - Caption: Studio ViewDate: 2020Photo by: Eric Schumacher

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Exhibition Space: Kottbusser Str. 10 / Offices And Studios: Kohlfurter Str. 41-43
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To protect the visitors and employees of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, comprehensive hygiene precautions have been taken and access to the exhibitions has been limited. We ask all visitors to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters, to wear their own mouth and nose protection and to pay attention to the signs on site. For further information on hygiene and conduct requirements, please visit https://www.berlin.de/corona/en/.

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The Künstlerhaus Bethanien, one of the first residency programmes worldwide of this kind, can look back on a long and successful history of promoting emerging artists on an international level. It is an established player within the Berlin and international art scene since 1974.

The artistic orientation of our programme includes all kinds of artistic media and practises. The Künstlerhaus offers a worldwide unique combination of studio and exhibition spaces as well as state-of-the-art workshops for wood, metal, spray-paint, video-editing. Further support is offered in publishing catalogues and artist-books. Additionally – aside from technical, curatorial and PR support for solo exhibitions and public Open Studio events –, an individual programme of studio visits, in-house events and professional coaching is arranged.

The Künstlerhaus is located in a landmarked building complex, situated in the very heart of Berlin in the trendy neighbourhood of Kreuzberg.

Its work is subsidized by the Department for Culture and Europe of the Senate of Berlin as well as multiple renowned partners all over the world. The artists are selected in coordination with the partners, focusing on discourse oriented thinking and challenging original positions. Partners range from cultural institutions, foundations, companies and galleries to collectors as well as private persons. Direct applications are not possible.

Participants in the International Studio Programme are given the opportunity to develop and implement a project over a fixed period of time, and to reflect on- and consolidate their position in the Berlin art scene. The work of the Künstlerhaus is particularly characterized by the individual support and networking of the residency holders with the Berlin art scene.

Artists receive a monthly support from the sponsored grant during their stay. The grant also covers the studio and material costs, as well as a project presentation. As a rule, the artists' projects are presented to the public in the exhibition spaces of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

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Das Künstlerhaus Bethanien, eines der ersten Residenzprogramme weltweit, blickt auf eine lange und erfolgreiche Geschichte der Förderung junger Künstler auf internationaler Ebene zurück. Seit 1974 ist es in der Berliner und internationalen Kunstszene eine feste Größe.

Die Ausrichtung unseres Programms umfasst unterschiedlichste Arten von künstlerischen Medien und Praktiken. Das Künstlerhaus bietet eine weltweit einzigartige Kombination aus Atelier- und Ausstellungsräumen sowie modernsten Werkstätten für Holz, Metall, Sprühlackierung, Videobearbeitung. Weitere Unterstützung wird bei der Herausgabe von Katalogen und Künstlerbüchern angeboten. Zusätzlich wird – neben der technischen, kuratorischen und PR-Unterstützung von Einzelausstellungen und öffentlichen Open-Studio-Veranstaltungen – ein individuelles Programm aus Studiobesuchen, Inhouse-Events und professionellem Coaching zusammengestellt.

Das Künstlerhaus befindet sich in einem denkmalgeschützten Gebäudekomplex im Herzen Berlins im Trendviertel zwischen Kreuzberg und Neukölln.

Seine Arbeit wird von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Berliner Senats sowie von mehreren renommierten Partnern in der ganzen Welt gefördert. Die Künstler werden in Abstimmung mit den Partnern ausgewählt, wobei der Schwerpunkt auf diskursorientiertem Denken und anspruchsvollen künstlerischen Positionen liegt. Die Partner reichen von kulturellen Institutionen, Stiftungen, Unternehmen und Galerien über Sammler bis hin zu Privatpersonen. Direkte Bewerbungen sind nicht möglich.

Die Teilnehmer des Internationalen Atelierprogramms erhalten die Möglichkeit, ein Projekt über einen bestimmten Zeitraum zu entwickeln und umzusetzen sowie ihre Position in der Berliner Kunstszene zu reflektieren und zu festigen. Die Arbeit des Künstlerhauses zeichnet sich insbesondere durch die individuelle Betreuung und Vernetzung der Stipendiaten mit der Berliner Kunstszene aus.

Künstler erhalten während ihres Aufenthalts eine monatliche Unterstützung über das gesponserte Stipendium. Der Zuschuss deckt weiterhin die Atelier- und Materialkosten sowie eine Projektpräsentation. In der Regel werden die Künstlerprojekte in den Ausstellungsräumen des Künstlerhauses Bethanien der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert.

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Notes on the public discussion “Between Afrofuturism and Milky Way Traffic Regulations” held in Künstlerhaus Bethanien on September 2, 2019 As some of you might know, Künstlerhaus Bethanien (from now on will be referred as KB) held yesterday a public discussion to address the criticisms raised against their current exhibition "Milchstraßenverkehrsordnung (Space is the Place)”. As their first reaction to the criticisms was non-transparently changing their original press release, this initiative of them seemed like a more transparent act, so I went there. My hope for an equal and understanding discussion was enhanced when I saw the print-outs of the strong statement made by the intersectional feminist group Soup du Jour (from now on will be referred as SdJ) on the info desk at the entrance but my hope had been brutally smashed once the gentlemen of the night took over the stage. The night started with two individual input from two artists (I am sorry I cannot remember their name, nor find it in the event page) but as I understood later on from the speech of Mr. Tannert, the curator of the exhibition, they volunteered to speak on the stage by taking personal contact with Mr. Tannert. Firs speaker had a very didactic discourse and chose to sit in a way to look at Mr. Tannert’s table instead of turning his face to the audience. I would expect a panelist who volunteer to talk on such a topic to face the audience but his later words would prove that probably Mr. Tannert was the only person in the room he was taking serious. He started his speech blaming SdJ of using the term “violence” wrongly by quoting a shallow definitions of physical violence. It seemed like this person had quite some problem understanding what “systemic or structural violence” means. He indirectly implied the intervention of SdJ fascistic and paid tribute to one of the most common male discourses my lovely female comrades would know very well, “THE BIG PICTURE”. With this, he wanted to say “ah you ladies and minorities, stop your fight about feminism or representation, we have other issues to tackle…” When I later took the mic and mentioned my disappointment of both male speakers’ agitating command of looking at the BIG PICTURE (what I have heard 101010 times in the left circles I was hanging out before), he looked at me with empty eyes and gave no answer. He didn’t address any of the clear questions aroused in the Facebook Post Statement of SdJ published on July 29, 2019 and he seemed to have null understanding of what the criticism is actually about or what the word “representation” means. Long story short, the first speaker contributed no productive input. The second speaker managed only one thing: Characterising the HATE of an antifeminist who somehow managed to find a place for himself in the art world. I strongly suggest him to contact Lars von Trier or some other douche bag and continue his career being a public women hater cause he is verrrryy good at that. The aggressive tone of this speaker was making it very difficult for me follow the words blurring in his speech which was more like an antifeminist stream of consciousness. His anger was so intense, his whole upper body was moving on the elegant chair and I was afraid for a while that the chair would break. His negative energy was overshadowing my very entspannt mood. I was hoping so much the 3 weeks I spent in the Mediterranean nature would be my energy bank for some time in Berlin but it got all sucked up by this person, but no worries, I have Yoga and Feminism to charge my brain and soul with positivism. This person said he personally knows and works with some of the members of SdJ. And later in his speech, he said these people don’t have enough knowledge or background in art. Most of the members of SdJ are anonymous so I require this person to give names who he was referring to and how on earth he sees himself competent to score someone’s knowledge of art! This person said, if SdJ was so disturbed by the artists (18 white men, 3 white women, 1 artist of colour) represented in the related exhibition, SdJ should have suggested other artists. I said, SdJ is not the curator of the exhibition, Mr. Tannert is! This person said, the members of SdJ and similar collectives want to gain reputation through their campaigns like “Whitey on the Moon”. Once again, most of the members of SdJ want to stay anonymous. This person said, “you know, you got the last two Berlin Biannele and the Documenta, why can you not be happy with that? Why do you attack a small exhibition like this one”. I said “our principles are not according to the scale” This person didn’t understand it. Oh, of course this man also required all feminists to look at the BIG PICTURE! This person later came to me in person outside of the room the public discussion was taking place and asked my name, I didn’t tell him my name. In the second part of the meeting, Mr. Tannert answered the questions of Mr. Adebisi. I couldn’t hear any honest self-criticism from Mr. Tannert. The only thing I understood from himself is that he quite likes Sun Ra, probably that’s the only thing we have in common. Mr. Tannert organised a public discussion with a promise to address the concerns about his exhibition but he didn’t! So, I rephrase the questions asked in the statement of SdJ once again: Why in particular are you crediting Elon Musk in a afrofuturism exhibition, Mr. Tannert? If you are a real fan of Sun Ra, don’t you feel ashamed in trying to harmonise the heritage of Sun Ra with a white male megalomaniac’s dystopian dream of colonising the space???? Why there is not one BPOC artist in an exhibition called “afrofuturism”? Why there was only men talking on the stage? Was it too difficult to collaborate with a FLTI speaker? Why did you call SdJ “Coup du Jour”? I got the impression from your speech that you choose your words quite carefully and take your time and speak quite slowly. So, it makes me question if it was slip of the tongue or the expression of your real thoughts? At least, you were being honest for once, so I guess, thank you for that ! Why did you describe Mr. Adebisi’s moderation a “performance”????? As a high intellectual man, I am sure you understand what this means. By describing his talk and moderation a performance, you patronise his stance and create an unequal platform and imply at the end of the day, your speech is the real one, right? There were two nice moments from last night. When one of the BPOC audiences took the mic and shared his experiences in Germany like being asked all the time "where he actually comes from" and when I could talk, meet and hug 4 beautiful women after the the talk and have a quality talk in 10 minutes unlike the three hours torture show organised by KB! There are def. much more problems to highlight from last night but I didn’t attend the talk as a journalist and got quite weary of the second speaker’s hate so this is all I could write. If you want to criticise, suggest edits or fill up gaps, please feel free to do so! Love, Merve
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Open Studios Pop-Poem
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Open Studios Pop-Poem
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