Salon Populaire took up its activities in May 2010. Since then it hosts regular and irregular events with friends and colleagues from the art world…
an evening of talks and performances for the contemporary attention span.
Presented by Ana Teixeira Pinto, in association with KW and Foreign Affairs’ collaboration on the subject of the Bet.
Kunst-Werke Chora (3rd floor, main building), 3 Euros.
Kunst-Werke Studiolo (front house, first floor), 3 Euros.
With Samuel Korn
A Film Club Screening and Conversation on Fantasy, Separation and Urban Planning. Hosted by Florian Wüst. Continue reading
Das Museum der Grausamkeit. Ein Ausstellungsmanifest
1. Ausstellungen sollten Medien kultureller Selbstverständigung sein.
Exhibitions should be the medium of cultural self-understanding.
2. Die Institution muss die Auseinandersetzung mit den Gesetzen und Zwängen des Museums selbst führen und darf diese nicht allein der Kunst oder dem Künstler überlassen.
The institution has to examine the laws and constraints of the museum and must not leave this to the art or the artist alone.
3. Die Unterscheidung zwischen Kunstwerk, kultur- und wissenschaftlichem oder Alltagsobjekt sowie das damit verbundene Selbstverständnis der Institution muss aufgelöst werden. Alle damit verbundenen Evidenzen stehen zur Disposition.
The differentiation between artwork, cultural, scientific or mundane objects, as well as the related self-understanding of the institution has to be eliminated. All related evidence is up for disposition.
4. Die Unmöglichkeit einer neutralen Präsentation befreit den Kurator/die Kuratorin nicht davon, diese durch Exponierung der konkreten Ausstellungsbedingungen je und je herzustellen.
The impossibility of a neutral presentation doesn’t free the curator from trying to establishing it through the repeated exposure of the concrete display conditions
5. Ausstellungen sind als Gesamtkunstwerk zu betrachten. Ihre Bedeutung entsteht durch die Wechselwirkung all ihrer Elemente und nicht durch einzelne Werke.
Exhibitions are to be regarded as a total work of art. Their relevance develops through the interplay of all its elements, not through single works.
6. Jede Ausstellung ist wesentlich Vermittlung. Der Kurator/die Kuratorin muss im eigenen Namen sprechen und sichtbar machen, welche Rolle er/sie gegenüber dem WAS, WIE und WEM der Vermittlung einnimmt.
Each exhibition is essentially a mediation. The curator has to speak in his/her own name and has to make visible which role he/she takes in mediating the WHAT, HOW and to WHOM of the exhibition.
7. Die Auswahl der Exponate darf nicht nur nach immanenten Qualitätskriterien erfolgen, sondern muss den Besucher von Anfang an in die Überlegung einbeziehen und das Verhältnis zu ihm exponieren.
The selection of exhibition material must not only follow immanent quality criteria, but has to include the viewer in its considerations from the start, and to expose its relation to him/her.
8. Die Idee der Wissensvermittlung darf nicht als sekundär/defizitär gegenüber der Präsentation angesehen werden und umgekehrt. Das Medium ist gesellschaftlich nur durch die Wechselwirkung beider legitimiert.
The idea of knowledge transfer must not be considered secondary/deficient to the presentation, and vice versa. The medium is socially only legitimized through the interplay of both.
9. Jeder Kurator/jede Kuratorin muss sich in seinem/ihrem Tun so angreifbar wie möglich machen. Theoretische Referenzen müssen sich im Medium selbst exponieren und nicht durch Zitate oder Paraphrasen. Sonst hat das Medium Ausstellung versagt.
The curator has to make him or herself vulnerable as much as possible in his/her own actions. Theoretical references must be exposed in the media itself and not via citations and paraphrases. In any other case the exhibition as a medium has failed.
10. Museen und ihre Ausstellungen werden Orte des kommenden Denkens nur dann sein, sofern ihre Agenten dauerhaft bereit sind, gegenüber ihren eigenen Evidenzen grausam zu sein.
Museums and their exhibitions are only then places of coming thought, if their agents are constantly willing to be cruel towards their proper critical values.
An exhibition seminar on the identity of the museum. By Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis
Ein Gastmahl. Dinner, Drinks and Discussions on a Special Topic.
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With Daniel Tyradellis.
Perspectives on power through feminist thought. Organized by Amber Hickey and Lindsey Sharman, ZhdK, Zürich.
Lecture performance on the Religious Struggle with Images – Somewhere Between the Iconoclastic and the Iconophilic.
With Paolo Chiasera. A series compiled by Tanja Schomaker.
How closely do you identify with the character you play in facebook?
— anonymous status update, social networking site.
Our upcoming fourth issue marks the first full year of our dual-language quarterly.
To celebrate the release of our spring issue, we’re hosting a launch event at the Salon Populaire at 7pm on March 10.
In keeping with the magazine’s bilingual nature, we’ll be asking questions about the nature of ‘Globish’, or global English: how does the predominance of the English language affect art, writing and culture?
Please join us in hearing Karl Holmqvist and Jan Verwoert, Alix Rule, and Vincenzo Latronico read, perform, and give their thoughts on this theme.
This launch is the first in a series of talks on the theme of language, artistic production, and criticism that we will be hosting during the month of March. More details to follow.
This event is free and open to the public, so please do bring your friends.
We look forward to seeing you there.
March 10, 2012
7:00 on the dot
Karl Holmqvist is an artist based in Berlin and Stockholm.
Vincenzo Latronico is a Milan-based author and translator.
Alix Rule is a critic and sociologist based in New York.
Jan Verwoert is a critic and contributing editor for frieze.
Series compiled by Ana Teixeira Pinto Continue reading
With Anke te Heesen
A dialogue between Sonia Arribas and Howard Rouse. Organized in Cooperation with Subjektile (Felix Ensslin, Marcus Coelen); Published by Diaphanes.
Organized by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art as part of the Berlinale.
Société Réaliste will Give a Talk on Invent / Invest within the Frame of the BEHAVING DIFFERENTLY! lecture series organized by Interflugs.
An evening about animals and ideology. With Ulrich Gebert and Cord Riechelmann.
With Ute Vorkoeper
A talk with Ute Vorkoeper and Andrea Knobloch.
Guests: Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson (Rotterdam/Berlin)
Claudia Firth (London)
Venue: NGBK event space, 1st floor
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Since the end of 2010, an informal circle of Berlin-based persons involved in art has been gathering under the title “Haben und Brauchen / to Have and to Need” to take action in regard to cultural and urban political issues. As a grass-roots democratic art association, the NGBK makes its resources available for continuing the discussions initiated in the frame of “Haben und Brauchen / to Have and to Need” and expanding the scope beyond Berlin. The focus is on fathoming one’s own options for action – from formulating political demands, to establishing networks with similar national and international initiatives, to conducting artistic actions, all the way to drawing up alternative economic models beyond the state funding of art.
For the first event, guests from Rotterdam and London have been invited to give an account of the current repositioning vis-à-vis local cultural and urban policies and – based on examples from their context – the self-organisation of artists, as well as their protest actions against budget cuts and precarisation. Up for debate is the embedding of artistic work in societal developments – beyond the “creativity cosmos” and the art system.
Claudia Firth is an artist and writer living in London. She has participated in various collective work and housing projects including the Aesthetics of Resistance Reading Group and the Precarious Workers Brigade.
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson live in Rotterdam and Berlin. Their art projects are frequently based on cooperation and deal with problems of globalization and social inequality, among others issues. In the frame of this discussion, they will talk about their own projects to address the collaboration and connections with currently active social and political movements in the Netherlands and Iceland, and discuss possible links to the activities related to Haben und Brauchen / to Have and to Need.
The event series will be continued next year and additionally discuss topics such as the desire for a democratic city and the participation of residents in urban development processes. The privatization and increasing economic exploitation of urban space are clearly impairing the living and working conditions of residents and cultural producers. The event series seeks to continue the debate on the role and self-understanding of cultural actors in this context (between gentrification and precarious living conditions).
Moderation: Naomi Hennig, Karin Kasböck/bankleer, Translation: Millay Hyatt
Organisation team of the NGBK: Naomi Hennig, Karin Kasböck/bankleer, Uwe Jonas, Moira Zoitl
Special Guest: ‘Artists in Occupy Amsterdam’ and Haukur Már Helgason
Participants among others: Ralf Homann, Joerg Franzbecker, Erik Göngrich, Florian Wüst, Elke Marhöfer, Tobias Hering, Sebastian Löwe, Christiane Dellbrügge, Ralf de Moll, Julia Lazarus, Ralf Homann, Doro Albrecht, Gitte Villesen, Kerstin Meyer, Raphaël Grisey, Nadin Reschke Kindlimann, Jochen Becker, Judith Siegmund, …
A Living Room Suite Presentation with the Master of Fine Arts graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, 2011, and Bernd Krauß
An evening on the practice of writing in contemporary art Continue reading
Conversations with Eric Santner
An evening organized by Felix Ensslin / subjektile; a series published by diaphanes
Eric L. Santner (professor in Modern Germanic Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago) in conversation with Luisa Banki (translator of “On the Psychotheology of Everday Life” and of the Subjektile publication “Why Psychoanalysis?” by A. Zupančič), Frank Ruda (author and co-editor of the Subjektile publication “Beyond Potentialities? Politics Between the Possible and the Impossible”) and Felix Ensslin (co-editor of the series Subjektile at Diaphanes publishing, Berlin and Zurich).
In “On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life”, Eric Santner puts Sigmund Freud in dialogue with his contemporary Franz Rosenzweig in the service of reimagining ethical and political life. By exploring the theological dimensions of Freud’s writings and revealing unexpected psychoanalytic implications in the religious philosophy of Rosenzweig’s masterwork, “The Star of Redemption”, Santner makes an original argument for understanding religions of revelation in therapeutic terms, and offers a penetrating look at how this understanding suggests fruitful ways of reconceiving political community.
Santner’s crucial innovation in this new study is to bring the theological notion of revelation into a broadly psychoanalytic field, where it can be understood as a force that opens the self to everyday life and encourages accountability within the larger world. Revelation itself becomes redefined as an openness toward what is singular, enigmatic, even uncanny about the Other, whether neighbor or stranger, thereby linking a theory of drives and desire to a critical account of sociality. Santner illuminates what it means to be genuinely open to another human being or culture and to share and take responsibility for one’s implication in the dilemmas of difference.
By bringing Freud and Rosenzweig together, Santner not only clarifies in new and surprising ways the profound connections between psychoanalysis and the Judeo-Christian tradition, he makes the resources of both available to contemporary efforts to rethink concepts of community and cross-cultural communication.
(Announcement Chicago University Press)
Perform a Lecture! magazine. Publication reflecting on the eponymous series by THE OFFICE. Continue reading
A book presentation and conversation with Joshua Simon and Ingo Niermann in collaboration with Sternberg Press. Continue reading
Book launch and a conversation between Barbara Breitenfellner, Inke Arns and Ute Vorkoeper (in German). Continue reading
Screening, book launch, and a conversation between Ellen Blumenstein, Antonia Hirsch, and Maria Muhle Continue reading
Buchvorstellung / Book launch Continue reading
A book presentation and conversation with Jan Verwoert in collaboration with Sternberg Press and Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy.
Cordula Daus will present her research and the soon to be published booklet “The Trujillo-Syndrome” (Maas-Media Verlag). Continue reading
A Conversation with Spector Books (in German). Continue reading
An evening brought to you by Ana Teixeira Pinto; followed by Dinner, Drinks and DJ Julieta Aranda! Continue reading
With Spanish tapas and Paella by Marco Segurado from “You Don’t Tell it to Anyone”. Continue reading
With a surprise dinner by Elín Hansdóttir and Lynn Peemoeller
With a dinner by Forniture Pallotta.
With dinner cooked by Arvo Leo (David Lehmann) Continue reading
Batsong, rehearsals for an Audioplay Continue reading
By Luis Berríos-Negrón, Elín Hansdóttir, Mendel Heit, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, and The Product with Jens Wunderling Continue reading
The Happy Fainting of Painting Continue reading
A side story with Jung + Wenig and Doreet Harten. Continue reading
An evening by Christos Hadjioannou. Continue reading
Augustin Maurs, cello. Ana Teixeira Pinto, wolf. Continue reading
A presentation on curiosity, control and censorship by Kirsteen Macdonald (Glasgow). Continue reading
A conversation between Antje Majewski, Mathilde ter Heijne and Ludwig Seyfarth about marches, processions, objects in rituals and some 70s feminist issues. Continue reading
With Annika Larsson Continue reading
In this film screening around characters, conceptions and misconceptions of love, Discoteca Flaming Star will show a selection of their video works. Continue reading
You buy love, insurance, stockings, drugs, cauliflower, cars and plastic toys. But can you also buy friends? Continue reading
It’s Athens, 416 a.d., and a number of the city’s luminaries get together for a drinking party at the home of the famous tragedian, Agathon. After some eating, drinking and dilly-dallying, they each resolve to deliver a panegyric in praise of Love. Continue reading
City-Space, City-Life? Or the Avoiding of Human gadgets (2 Lectures)
With Estelle Blaschke, Armin Linke and Doreen Mende. Continue reading
a Walk in Tiergarten-Süd and Schöneberg on the occasion of the exhibition of Flo Gaertner, Heiko Karn, Katrin Mayer, Eske Schlüters at RECEPTION.
An Evening with Mario Pfeifer Continue reading
With Doreet Levitte Harten Continue reading
A conversation with Mladen Stilinovic Continue reading
Selected by Jeans Team and Machínes Désirantes. Continue reading
A play by Elmgreen & Dragset; with Text by Tim Etchells
Drama Queens is a play without actors. Seven 20th century superstar sculptures find themselves trapped on a theatre stage and out of their usual context. How do they interact with this new environment and with each other? The drama unfolds through a series of clashes and crossovers between the various “isms” and aesthetics that these sculptures represent. The different sculptures are icons inspired by 20th century art history: Walking Man by Alberto Giacometti (1947), Brillo Box by Andy Warhol (1964), Elegy III by Barbara Hepworth (1966), Four Cubes by Sol Lewitt (1971), Untitled (Granite) by Ulrich Rückriem (1984), Cloud Shepherd by Jean Arp (1953) and Rabbit by Jeff Koons (1986). As ‘personalities’ the sculptures assume characteristics from the cultural zeitgeist in which they were produced. Remotely controlled, the sculptures ‘perform’ to a seated audience, thereby reversing the typical roles of how an audience engages with art in galleries, as well as traditional concepts of theatre.
The play has been developed for the exhibition skulptur projekte münster 07.
Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset are based in London and Berlin.
Annette Weisser and Sylvère Lotringer will present The German Issue, read selected passages and engage with the audience in a non-nostalgic revision of the 1980s.
Over the past months, To Have and To Need has established itself as a rhizomatic platform for artists and cultural producers that engage in fostering debates and taking action on issues of cultural and urban politics. Continue reading
A film club screening and conversation on power relationships, media addiction, and capitalist hypocrisy hosted by Florian Wüst. Continue reading
With the last event of the series, Film City Berlin reaches the recent past: the coming of age of the re-united city, symbolized by retro-style representational architecture and private town houses filling up the empty lots. The evening reflects on Berlin’s social transformations, the processes of commercialisation and the alleged rise of the so called creative class ever since the turn of the millenium.
In presence of Stephan Geene. Film excerpts out of After Effect (Stephan Geene, D 2007) and Eine flexible Frau (Tatjana Turanskyj, D 2010).
The first event, Behind the Codes, relates to the period around 1960 – a time in which the euphoria of economic progress and urban modernization merged with feelings of growing disorientation and the criticism of the suppression of the German past.
(Kagami no onnatachi) 2002 Continue reading
(Erosu purasu Gyakusatsu) 1970 Continue reading
(Akitsu onsen) 1962 Continue reading
In cooperation with the arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art Continue reading
A talk with Pavel Büchler, Barbara Casavecchia, Jason Dodge, Tim Rollins Continue reading
An evening organized by Kaspars Vanags, Juste Kostikovaite and KIM? Contemporary Art Centre Riga. Continue reading
IL DOLCE FAR NIENTE – A picnic conversation Continue reading
Even better than the real thing: About Studies in Sculpture
Undisciplined bodies – an evening dissolving social and spatial conventions.
Michael Dreyer: Triple Negation – Double Props, I. WE NOW INTERRUPT FOR A COMMERCIAL. Continue reading