Uncertain States – Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency

Events

OCTOBER 2016
NOVEMBER 2016
DECEMBER 2016
JANUARY 2017

OCTOBER 2016 – JANUARY 2017
NOVEMBER 2016 – DECEMBER 2016

 

OCTOBER 2016

Friday, 14 Oct, 7 pm
Opening
With Jeanine Meerapfel and Johannes Odenthal.
Lecture: Norman Manea "Exil und Kreativität". Music: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Tombak. In German language.

Saturday, 15 Oct, 5 pm
Serhij Zhadan "Warum ich nicht im Netz bin"
Book release and discussion with the Ukranian author Serhij Zhadan and Ingo Schulze. In German language.

Saturday, 15 Oct, 9 pm
Zhadan i Sobaky v Kosmosi

Concert: Ska punk from the Ukraine.

Sunday, 16 Oct, noon
DISKURSE: "Migration und Flucht: Die Vergangenheit der Gegenwart"
Lecture: Jochen Oltmer. In German language.

Sunday, 16 Oct, 5 pm
Wir sind alle im Exil
Artist Talk with Norman Manea and Volker Koepp. Presentation: Michael Krüger. Film clips: Dieses Jahr in Czernowitz (Volker Koepp, Germany 2004). In German language.

Tuesday, 18 Oct, 5 pm
Uncertain States
Lecture Demonstration: Tanzcompagnie Rubato. Discussion with the art historian Horst Bredekamp, the Israeli dancer Arkadi Zaides and the Syrian musician Mohammad Abu Hajar. Presentation: Johannes Odenthal. In English language.

Tuesday, 18 Oct, 7 pm
Mazzaj Rap Band
Syrian Classic Rap concert with Mohammad Abu Hajar, Ahmad Niou, Matteo Di Santis, Alaa Zaitounah and Zaher Alkaei. In Arabic and English language.

Wednesday, 19 Oct, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Wednesday, 19 Oct, 8 pm
EM4 | Berliner Studios für elektroakustische Musik (5)
Concert: Works by Vinko Globokar, Georg Katzer, Luigi Nono, Helmut Zapf. Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie and PHØNIX16.

Thurday, 20 Oct, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Friday, 21 Oct, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Saturday, 22 Oct, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Saturday, 22 Oct, 7 pm
Meriam Bousselmi "Was der Diktator nicht gesagt hat"
Theatre monologue by Meriam Bousselmi with Lassaad Jamoussi. French / GeS. Followed by Artist Talk. In English language.

Sunday, 23 Oct, noon
DISKURSE: "Forced Displacement as a Challenge for Global Responsibility-Sharing"
Lecture: Katharina Lumpp, UNHCR. In English language.

Sunday, 23 Oct, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language

Sunday, 23 Oct, 7 pm
Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exil
Syrian film evening in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. Film: As If We Were Catching a Cobra by Hala Alabdalla, United Arab Emirates/Syria/France 2012, 122 min., Arabic with English subtitles. Followed by film discussion with Hala Alabdalla. Presentation: Fadi Abdelnour. In Arabic with German translation.

Tuesday, 25 Oct, 5 pm
European History Atlas Under Construction
Artist Talk with Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa), Joanna Krawczyk (Evens Foundation), Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci). In English language.

Tuesday, 25 Oct, 7 pm
Atlas Project / Cantieri Meticci: "Acrobats ...or the Art of Escape"
Staged by Pietro Floridia, with Cantieri Meticci from Bologna. Italian / EnS.

Wednesday, 26 Oct, 5 pm
Poetry Jazz: Wax and Gold
Lecture Demonstration / Panel from Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) with Olafur Eliasson, Robert Temesgen, Rike Scheffler, Clara Jo and Christina Werner. In German and English language.

Wednesday, 26 Oct, 7 pm
Atlas Project / Strefa WolnoSłowa: "I have drawn more than you can see here"
Staged by Alicja Borkowska. Polish / EnS.

Thursday, 27 Oct, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Friday, 28 Oct, 4 pm
Affective Societies: Zones of Conflict and Pain: Online Media Witnessing and Its Affective Dynamics
Discussion between artist Reza Aramesh and art historian Kerstin Schankweiler. In English language. Cooperation between the Akademie der Künste and the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at FU Berlin.

Saturday, 29 Oct, 7 pm
bodytext / in_visible
Dance / Lecture Performance. bodytext by Modjgan Hashemian with Ashkan Afsharian, Kaveh Ghaemi, Elahe Moonesi. in_visible by Zahraa Ghandour, Modjgan Hashemian, Aya Mansour. Arabic / GeS.

Sunday, 30 Oct, noon
DISKURSE: "Nahostverwirrungen"
Lecture: Michael Lüders. In German language.

Sunday, 30 Oct, 7 pm
bodytext / in_visible
Dance / Lecture Performance. bodytext by Modjgan Hashemian with Ashkan Afsharian, Kaveh Ghaemi, Elahe Moonesi. in_visible by Zahraa Ghandour, Modjgan Hashemian, Aya Mansour. Arabic / GeS.
Followed by a discussion of in_visible. In English language.

Monday, 31 Oct, 7 pm
Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exile
Syrian film evening in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. Film: Haunted by Liwaa Yazji, Syria 2014, 112 min., Arabic with English subtitles. Followed by a Q&A with the director. Presentation: Irit Neidhardt. In English language.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

Tuesday, 1 Nov, 5 pm
Nomaden – Migranten – Kosmopoliten
Artist Talk with Peter Lilienthal, Jeanine Meerapfel, Samir, Siegfried Zielinski. In German language.

Tuesday, 1 Nov, 7 pm
Iraqi Odyssey
Film by / Artist Talk with Samir, CH / D / IRQ 2015, 2D version, 163 min., OV / GeS. Presentation: Rüdiger Suchsland. In German language.

Thursday, 3 Nov, 5 pm
One Table, Two Chairs
Lecture Demonstration and panel regarding "Flee by Night" with Ke Jun, Danny Yung, Cao Kefei, Christel Weiler. Presentation: Johannes Odenthal. In German and English language.

Saturday, 5 Nov, 8 pm
Flee by Night
Contemporary Kun Opera, staged by Danny Yung. With Ke Jun, Yang Yang, David Yeung, Li Lite. Chinese / EnS.

Sunday, 6 Nov, 12:30 am
Erinnerungen an Adolf Rading (1888–1957)
Panel in cooperation with the Association for Research on the Lives and Works of German-speaking Jewish Architects. With Winfried Brenne, Werner Durth, Regina Göckede, Vladimir Šlapeta, Beate Störtkuhl. Welcome: Michael Bräuer, Günter Schlusche. In German language.

Sunday, 6 Nov, 8 pm
Flee by Night
Contemporary Kun Opera, staged by Danny Yung. With Ke Jun, Yang Yang, David Yeung, Li Lite. Chinese / EnS.

Tuesday, 8 Nov, 5 pm
Neue Gemeinschaften
Artist Talk with Marina Naprushkina (Neue Nachbarschaft Moabit), Ines Kappert (Wir Machen Das), Lanna Idriss (FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange) and Kathrin Röggla. In German language.

Tuesday, 8 Nov, 7 pm
Making Neighbourhood: Architecture and Integration
Panel discussion with Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Peter Cachola Schmal, Regula Lüscher, Florian Nagler, Stefan Rettich and Matthias Sauerbruch. In German language.

Thursday, 10 Nov, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Friday, 11 Nov, 4 pm
Affective Societies: The Politics of Resentments. Artistic and Scientific against the Growth of Right-wing Populist Ideologies in Europe
Discussion between the artist Jochen Gerz, the philosopher Jan Slaby, the sociologist Nur Yasemin Ural and Johannes Odenthal. Presentation: Doris Kolesch. In German and English language. Cooperation between the Akademie der Künste and the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at FU Berlin.

Tuesday, 15 Nov, 5 pm
Jonas Mekas "Scenes from the life of Raimund Abraham"
Film diary by Jonas Mekas, 2013, OV, clips, 80 min.

Tuesday, 15 Nov, 7 pm
Bernhard Lang: Soft Machines. Zwei abstrakte Maschinen
Performance of Bernhard Lang's Monadologie XVIII ‚Moving Architecture‘ based on motifs and texts by Bob Dylan, Rose Ausländer. With Daisy Press, voice, Trio Amos. Concert / Artist Talk with Bernhard Lang, Werner Grünzweig. In German language.

Thursday, 17 Nov, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Thursday, 17 Nov, 5 pm
Neue Heimat Flüchtlingslager
Film by Anne Poiret, ARTE, F 2015, 71 min., German version.

Thursday, 17 Nov, 7 pm

A World Not Ours
Film by Mahdi Fleifel, LB/GB/DK/UAE 2012, 93 min., OV / GeS. Artist Talk with Mahdi Fleifel. Presentation: Irit Neidhardt. In German and English language.

Sunday, 20 Nov, 11:30 am (Pariser Platz 4)
Inge Deutschkron: Mein Leben nach dem Überleben
Archive opening with Inge Deutschkron. Welcome: Jeanine Meerapfel. Presentation: André Schmitz.

Sunday, 20 Nov, 7 pm
DISKURSE: "Die deutsche Zuwanderungspolitik: Hilfe oder Hemmnis?"

Lecture: Rita Süssmuth. In German language.

Tuesday, 22 Nov, 4 pm
Before the war, it was the war. After the war, it is still the war

Opening In Situ sound installation by Mazen Kerbaj. In English language.

Tuesday, 22 Nov, 5 pm
Before the war, it was the war. After the war, it is still the war

Disscussion and performance with Mazen Kerbaj and Julia Gerlach. Presentation: Gregorio García Karman. In English language.

Tuesday, 22 Nov, 7 pm
We Come As Friends
Film by Hubert Sauper, F/A 2014, 110 min., OV / GeS.

Wednesday, 23 Nov, 7 pm
Beyond Boundaries – BREZMEJNO
Premiere of Peter Zach's film, D /SLO 2016, 95 min. Texts: Aleš Šteger. Camera: Thomas Plenert.
Artist Talk with Aleš Šteger and Peter Zach. Presentation: Gregor Dotzauer. In German language.

Thursday, 24 Nov, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Friday, 25 Nov, 4 pm
Affective Societies: Gifts and Hospitality. Anthropological Reflections on Table No. 4 by Micha Ullman
Discussion with artist Micha Ullman (tbc) and social and cultural anthropologists Birgitt Röttger-Rössler, Anita von Poser and Omar Kasmani. In German and English language. Cooperation between the Akademie der Künste and the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at FU Berlin.

Saturday, 26 Nov, 7 pm
DISKURSE: "Ist Europas Aufklärung am Ende?"
Lecture: Gesine Schwan. In German language.

Sunday, 27 Nov, 3 pm
Syrien, wie wir es einst sahen
Films by Barbara and Winfried Junge
Nicht jeder findet sein Troja – Archäologen, DEFA 1989, 35 min.; … und der Vater blieb im Krieg, DEFA 1989/1990, 46 min.
Artist Talk with Barbara and Winfried Junge, Adel Karasholi, Detlef Nakath.

Tuesday, 29 Nov, 5 pm
Art and Empowerment
Panel with Basma El Husseiny (Action4Hope, Beirut), Bassam Dawood, Mohammad Al Attar. Presentation: Johannes Odenthal. In Arabic and English language.

Tuesday, 29 Nov, 7 pm
Cahier africain
Film by Heidi Specogna, CH 2016, 90 min., OV / GeS. Kamera: Johann Feindt.
Artist Talk with Heidi Specogna and Johann Feindt. Presentation: Dorothee Wenner. In German language.

Wednesday, 30 Nov, 8 pm
EM4 | Berliner Studios für elektroakustische Musik (6)
Concert: Works by Luigi Nono. Studio for Electroacoustic Music, Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. Violin: Hannah Walter. Sound director: Wolfgang Heiniger.

 

DECEMBER 2016

Thursday, 1 Dec, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Tuesday, 6 Dec, 5 pm
Theodor W. Adorno: "Europa nach der Emigration. Erfahrungen der Zurückgekehrten"
Audiovisual documents. Radio talk between Theodor W. Adorno and Erika Mann, with Adolf Frisé (HR, 29 Jan 1958, 68 min.). TV talk with Theodor W. Adorno and Hans Otte (RB, 18 Mar 1967, 28 min.). In German language.

Tuesday, 6 Dec, 7 pm
"Adorno. Kompositionen im Exil"
Concert / Lecture / Reading with Isabella Kuëss (soprano), Han-Gyeol Lie (piano). Reading: Albrecht Hirche. Introduction: Gabriele Geml. In German language.

Wednesday, 7 Dec, 5 pm
Unsere Geschichten. Our Stories – Rewrite the Future
Panel: Projekt presentation with authors and young adults refugees in Germany. In German and English language.

Thursday, 8 Dec, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Friday, 9 Dec, 4 pm
Affective Societies: Repeated Flight. The Human Body as the Cultural Memory of Flight, Displacement and Migration
Thoughts on Re-enactments by artists including Maziar Moradi, Nasan Tur and Arcadi Zaides. With Maziar Moradi (tbc) and Nasan Tur (tbc) as well as theatre scholar Doris Kolesch and literary scholar Robert Walter-Jochum. In German and English language. Cooperation between the Akademie der Künste and the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at FU Berlin.

Sunday, 11 Dec, noon
DISKURSE: "Yet Again! The Self-Barbarization of Europe"
Lecture: Nikita Dhawan. In English language.

Tuesday, 13 Dec, 5 pm
The Taste of Risk
Lecture Demonstration with Koffi Kôkô and Floros Floridis. Presentation: Johannes Odenthal. In English language.

Thursday, 15 Dec, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. In German, English and Arabic language.

Friday, 16 Dec, 8 pm / Saturday, 17 Dec, 8 pm
Think About...
Performance (world premiere) with Koffi Kôkô (dance) and Floros Floridis (sax, clar). Choreography: Koffi Kôkô. Music: Floros Floridis.

Sunday, 18 Dec, noon
DISKURSE: "Die Welt von gestern? Wie Europa sich gegen seine Feinde wappnen kann"
Lecture: Claus Leggewie. In German language.

 

JANUARY 2017

Tuesday, 3 Jan, 5 pm
Uncertain Bodies
Panel with Nana Adusei-Poku, Khader Abu-Seif, Rosa von Praunheim and Enana Al Asser. Presentation: Johannes Odenthal. In English language.

Tuesday, 3 Jan, 7 pm
Oriented
Film by Jake Witzenfeld, Israel, 2015, 120 min., OV / EnS. Artist Talk with Khader Abu-Seif, Rosa von Praunheim. In English language.

Thursday, 5 Jan, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Cultural exchange and cooperation programme for locals and refugees engaged in the cultural sector. With Lanna Idriss (founder FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange). In German, English and Arabic language.

Friday, 6 Jan, 4 pm
Affective Societies: Powerless Empowerment? Critical Reflections on Dealing with Flight
Round table discussion with refugees, volunteer helpers, artists, researchers and students. Presented by Olaf Zenker and Kristina Dohrn. In German and English language. Cooperation between the Akademie der Künste and the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at FU Berlin.

Sunday, 8 Jan, noon
DISKURSE: "Deutschland – Vaterland – Stiefvaterland"
Lecture: Natasha A. Kelly. In German language.

Tuesday, 10 Jan, 5 pm – 10 pm
Blurring Waters, Burning Needs
Sound Sculpture: Alessandro Bosetti and Cast.

Wednesday, 11 Jan, 7 pm
National Bird
Film by Sonia Kennebeck, USA, 2016, 92 min., OV / GeS. Artist Talk with Sonia Kennebeck et. al.

Thursday, 12 Jan, 3–6 pm
FLAX Foreign Local Artistic Xchange: Pop-Up-Office
Artist talk, consultation with Mona Jas (Kunst-Werke kw Berlin). In German, English and Arabic language.

Thursday, 12 Jan, 7 pm
DISKURSE: "Palmyra als Extrem eines neuen Ikonoklasmus"
Panel discussion with Horst Bredekamp and Stefan Weber. Presentation: Johannes Odenthal. In German language.

Friday, 13 Jan, 4 pm
Affective Societies: New 'Heimat'? Artistic Positioning in the Context of Migration and Mobility
In discussion with art historian Burcu Dogramaci. In German language. As part of the lecture series “Emotions and their Effects. Affective Dynamics of Flight and Migration”, a cooperation between the Akademie der Künste and the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at FU Berlin.

Friday, 13 Jan, 7 pm
DISKURSE: "Desintegration als Ziel. Ein anderer Blick aufs Migrantische"
Lecture: Armin Nassehi. In German language.

Saturday, 14 Jan, 3 pm
"You Want Kilims, But I Do Films". Art and Culture in Turkey
Lecture: Bernd Nicolai. Introduction: Eran Schaerf. In German language.

Saturday, 14 Jan, 7 pm
DISKURSE: "Luanda, Lisboa, São Paulo – A Post-Colonial Trajectory"
Lecture: Grada Kilomba. In English language.

Sunday, 15 Jan, noon
DISKURSE: "Artistic Practices in Times of Post-Politics"
Lecture: Chantal Mouffe. In English language.

Sunday, 15 Jan, 4 pm
Uncertain States – Finissage
Curator's talk. In English language.

 

OCTOBER 2016 – JANUARY 2017

Saturday, 15 Oct – Sunday, 15 Jan
migration-audio-archiv.de – Facets of Migration
Audio Archive / Audio station in the exhibition foyer

Saturday, 15 Oct – Sunday, 15 Jan
Global Flow of People
Migration data in the exhibition's "Denkraum"

Saturday, 15 Oct – Sunday, 15 Jan
LISTENING PROJECT
Caravan outside the main entrance

 

NOVEMBER 2016 – DECEMBER 2016

Wednesday, 23 Nov – Sunday, 4 Dec
Before the war, it was the war. After the war, it is still the war

In Situ sound installation by Mazen Kerbaj