January 29, 2019 - Galerie Wedding - Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst - 2019 program dedicated to finding solidarity and the right to laziness
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January 29, 2019

Galerie Wedding - Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst

© Galerie Wedding. Design: Miriam Busch and Elsa Westreicher.

2019 program dedicated to finding solidarity and the right to laziness

Galerie Wedding - Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Müllerstr. 146/147
13353 Berlin
Germany
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12–7pm

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Galerie Wedding - Raum für Zeitgenössissche Kunst is a non-commercial exhibition space that thrives on communication, exchange, sustainable relations to artists, the city, the audience as well as the development of socio-political and aesthetic discourse locally. It is a communally funded art institution that presents artists and networks from near and far practicing in Berlin. It is an art institution that critically reflects on the local influences of demographic flows, xenophobia, acceleration of life and work experience, the disembodiment of relationships, neoliberal self-exploitation, a split Europe and the escalating pollution of our common biosphere.

Galerie Wedding - Raum für Zeitgenössische Kunst will engage in a counter program to these life-compromising conditions with the new overarching curatorial concept of Soft Solidarity or SoS for 2019. Soft Solidarity creates a framework for Galerie Weddings activities which among other involves four interconnected solo exhibitions developed by new co-curator Nataša Ilić and Solvej Helweg Ovesen. In continuation of the curatorial concepts of Post-Otherness Wedding, 2015-16, followed by Unsustainable Privileges, that Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Solvej Helweg Ovesen co-curated in Galerie Wedding in 2017-18, Soft Solidarity marks a curatorial and thematic shift.

The program of exhibitions by Alice Creischer, Sissel Tolaas, Peter Voss-Knude and Rajkamal Kahlon explores the deep crises of solidarity or rather the need to reinvent new forms of solidarity; solidarity also amongst people who are not alike, beyond the existing segments and groups of like-minded people that already exist. Within the SoS series of exhibitions, interdisciplinary and social formats, the program will be investigating concepts of counter-punctual solidarity, labor, laziness, anti-growth, and phenomenological companionship. Omnipresent and deep-rooted neoliberal relational economies and nation-building strategies will be questioned in the effort that new alternate exchange values may become part of our daily lives. 

Soft Solidarity´s solo exhibitions this year:

Alice Creischer
February 21-April 6, 2019

In her exhibition Arbeit, Arbeit, nichts als Arbeit Alice Creischer will revisit her older works in a dialogue with newly produced ones to address her longstanding interest in the increasingly precarious relationship between the individual and labor, possibilities of post-work society and new solidarities.

Sissel Tolaas
April 18-May 25, 2019

Sissel Tolaas, Norwegian artist who hosts an archive of 7000 smells from all over the world, will present an exhibition with a smell scape of a. o. Berlin, exploring the air, social history, and the intersubjective language-building processes around the ephemeral reality of nostril sensations. The exhibiton is developed in collaboration with Schering Stiftung.

Peter Voss-Knude
September 19-October 26, 2019

Peter Voss-Knude has written and released two pop-albums in an unusual collaboration with soldiers in the Danish Armed Forces, publicly available as Peter & the Danish Defence. The music explores new routes for the very difficult conversations between soldier and civilian which are essential in having constructive discussions on the engagement in contemporary wars. His solo show will be developed from an investigation into a script from the Danish Emergency Management Agency of an imagined terror scenario. 

 

Rajkamal Kahlon
December 5-January 11, 2020

Rajkamal Kahlon, American artist based in Berlin, will develop an exhibition that builds upon the artist's interdisciplinary researches into history, colonial archives and literature to create an interplay of sensual and formally rigorous works that create symbolic spaces of rehabilitation for those voices which have been erased, distorted or maligned through colonial, post-colonial and imperial violence.

 

Galerie Wedding is comually founded exhibition space in the district of Berlin-Mitte and located in the area Wedding.

For further information about the program see: galeriewedding.de/sos

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