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Theme Evening

Wed 12.09 8:00 p.m.

Culture in Uncertain Times. On dealing with (right-wing) populism in the context of art and culture (4)

“Culture in Uncertain Times” is an event series staged by the Kommunalen Galerien Berlin working group. The freedom of art and its role in revealing social conflict are central to the question of how art and culture can take a stand against racism and attacks on democracy. We have, therefore, deliberately directed our attention beyond the borders of Berlin with the hope that our municipal galleries reflect the true diversity and international nature of Berlin artists as well as the wider population.

A panel discussion with:

Thomas Kilpper, b. 1956 in Stuttgart, is a multi-award winning artist who creates installations, drawings, and wood carvings and is known for social critique and political interventions. He has been teaching at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway since 2014. His current projects “Entwurzelt” (Uprooted) and “Ein Leuchtturm für Lampedusa!“ (A Lighthouse for Lampedusa!) deal with the theme of migration.

Tunçay Kulaoğlu, b. 1966 in İzmir, is co-founder of post-migrant theatre Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. He works as an independent author, filmmaker, curator, dramaturge, and translator. Kulaoğlu was co-founder of the Turkey-Germany Film Festival in Nuremberg and was co-curator until 2011. Most recently, he was responsible for the concept and dramaturgy of Nurkan Erpulat’s play, “Lö Grand Bal Almanya!” (2018), at Maxim Gorki Theatre.

Marina Naprushkina,b. 1981 in Minsk, is an artist, political activist, and author. In her work, she deals with the political dimensions and margins of art and directs her attention to artistically processing the power structures of nation-states. In 2013, she founded the “Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit” initiative to support asylum seekers, which has become one of the largest support initiatives in Berlin.

Jens Pepper, b. 1964 in Bremen, is an independent author, curator, and photographer. He writes for publications including Photonews (Hamburg), Kunstzeitung (Berlin) and doc! photo magazine (Warsaw). His book, “Gespräche über polnische Fotografie” (A Discussion of Polish Photography) was published in late 2017. During an extended stay in Warsaw (2016/17) he experienced first-hand the shift to the right in Poland and its effects on the cultural scene.

Prof. Zeynep Sayın, b. 1961 in Istanbul, is a Turkish-Austrian visual culture researcher and art theorist. Her numerous publications deal with images of the unconscious in art and politics, including, for example, “Ethics of death/ Ethics of the image“ (2017) and “Community of the Evil“ (2015). She is also a visiting professor in Leipzig, Linz, and Vienna.

Moderation:
Nora Sternfeld
, b. 1976 in Vienna, is an art mediator and curator. Following a six-year post as Professor for Curating and Mediating Art at Aalto University in Helsinki, she has been documenta professor at Kunsthochschule Kassel since January 2018. She teaches and publishes on contemporary art, exhibitions, the politics of history, and the theory of education.

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