Graduale 18: What if it won´t stop here?
::: what art can do now to face up to the bleak mood and still speak through media, data and the body:::
In this exhibition at Archive kabinett, the fellows of the UdK Graduate school programme voice their concerns in installations, performances and discussions. Coming from visual art, dance, music, film, performance and critical theory, the artists in the show propose micro-political answers to the macro-political question: How to still find some marge de manoeuvre when the air of gloom spread by political backlash today clouds the horizon for imagining change? What is to be done? Say no to apocalypse, play for time, take alternate routes to traverse memory-scapes, receive anew embodied knowledge passed on locally for centuries, make "machinic" souls vibrate, and demonstrate, with some gallows humour, that, when the devil is in the details, critical practice thrives on nuance.
The exhibiting artists are: Marco Donnarumma, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Lisa Glauer, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Darsha Hewitt, Nino Klingler, Kiran Kumar, Clarissa Thieme und Zeynep Tuna. The exhibition is curated by Jan Verwoert.
On the occasion of the exhibition, a comprehensive publication with thematic discussions and artistic contributions is released by Archive Books, edited by Daniel Pies and Jan Verwoert.
The project is co-funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.
Events: 18 to 31 October 2018
Thu 18 Oct, 7pm, exhibition opening
Mo 22, 5pm, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari with Zafraan Ensemble, Ido Gordon & David Chaki: Blitzdorf, a public rehearsal
Tue 23, 7pm, Darsha Hewitt, Nadja Buttendorf and Sophia Gräfe: Deconstructing a Socialist Lawnmower
Sun 28, 5pm, What if it won't stop here? Book launch and addressing the publication in a roundtable with the artists, end of exhibition
Tue 30, 7pm, Kiran Kumar: Archipelago Archives Exhibit #4: being, installation-performance
Wed 31, 8pm, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari with Zafraan Ensemble, Ido Gordon & David Chaki: Blitzdorf, the closing concert.
Graduale 18 is pleased to announce Marco Donnarumma’s upcoming event:
Marco Donnarumma & Nunu Kong: Alia: Zǔ tài, Premiere, Fri, Nov 23, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 8pm. A co-production by Chronus Art Center and CTM Festival. Funded by Goethe Institut's International Ko-produktion Fund.