Event

  • January 16th, 2022
  • ACTIVATION I
  • Artistic and discursive contributions to the exhibitions Whose Expression? at the Brücke Museum and Transition Exhibition at Kunsthaus Dahlem.
  • Sun, 16.1.2022,  11 am–6 pm

    11 am–12 noon
    Curator’s Tour Transition Exhibition
    with Paz Guevara [EN] (Curator, Berlin)

    In this tour, you will be welcomed by Paz Guevara, curator of the exhibition Transition Exhibition who will set personal focal points and give her perspective on the presentation. The Brücke-Museum houses the collection of the estate of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Part of it is a body of works from more than one hundred cultural works from over 20 regions in the world – among them New Guinea, Congo, Mexico.

    The Transition Exhibition at the neighbouring Kunsthaus Dahlem contextualises this part of Schmidt-Rottluff’s collection from a critical perspective for the first time. It is a presentation of the collection as well as a critical engagement with the format of exhibiting collections from colonial contexts.  Contemporary artists and cultural practitioners were invited by curator Paz Guevara to engage with the works and their colonial history. Their artistic interventions offer propositions for new narratives and attempt to problematise and unlearn colonial continuities in the presentation of the collection.

    You can register here for the event. 

    12.30–2 pm
    Pathways
    Soundwalk with Nnenna Onuoha outdoors through Dahlem (EN)

    In her work Pathways, Nnenna Onuoha examines the colonial context behind street names in the neighbourhoods surrounding the Brücke-Museum in Dahlem. In doing so, she draws on her own experience of mapping and the practice of storytelling in her hometown of Accra, Ghana. With her sound walk, the artist intertwines historical extracts with current recordings of these spaces, shifting the political context of the exhibition to the streets.

    Nnenna Onuoha is a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher, filmmaker and artist based in Berlin. Her written and audiovisual works centre Afrodiasporic voices to explore monumental silences surrounding the histories and afterlives of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the US, asking: how do we remember, which pasts do we choose to perform and why?  A second strand of her work focuses on archiving Black experience in the present. Nnenna is currently a doctoral researcher in Media Anthropology at Harvard University and Global History at the University of Potsdam.

    You can register here for the event.

    3–6 pm
    Librería de Tuapurie. El Rincón de las Semillas [Library of Tuapurie. Where the seeds come from]
    artistic Reading with Gabriel Rossell Santillán (DE/EN/ES)

    Based on Gabriel Rossell Santillán’s twenty years of working with the Wirrarika community in the North of Mexico and researching 600 Wirrarika works that were displaced to the Ethnological Museum of Berlin at the beginning of the 20th
    century. His performance Libreria de Tuapurie challenges the colonial library model. The reading begins with the story
    of the book Ofrendas (Offerings), commissioned to the artist by the community elders. The book is conceived only for the Wirraka community.

    The event will take place in the Transition Exhibition at Kunsthaus Dahlem and does not require prior registration.

    Please note the current hygiene-regulations for the Kunsthaus Dahlem and inform yourself about possible changes regarding the corona measures on our website! Registration for the events takes place individually.