Now we are finally online with a collaborative project that has taken shape in the last months - may we stick together and come transformed out of this pause:
We need to create new forms of solidarity.
With SoS Assembly, we are now starting a gathering of local artists, cultural practitioners, thinkers and activist structures in the format of a process-based exchange of ideas, sentiments, and values of solidarity. From 12th to 14th November 2020, a social and discursive platform shall be created in the framework of SoS (Soft Solidarity), the eponymous two-year exhibition program at Galerie Wedding – Space for Contemporary Art (2019-20) which functions as a membrane between daily life, art, and politics in the neighbourhood.
During the lockdown, we, as a curatorial team behind SoS Assembly, Övül Ö. Durmusoglu. Kathrin Pohlmann and Solvej Helweg Ovesen have been working to instigate a coming together, where we can practise, think about and create new forms of solidarity in order to reflect on a transformative challenge art poses to see beyond the current crisis.
In the process of creating a platform for this discussion and being together, we will open up to the public with a series of three online keynote statements by involved thinkers from the neighborhood.
The first SoS statement will be held by Nataša Ilić (WHW), curator at Galerie Wedding and part of the artistic directorial team at Kunsthalle Wien, live at 7 PM on 18th May 2020 on Instagram Live at @GalerieWedding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Please join us and find more information on www.galeriewedding.de (link in bio) available from 11th May 2020.
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