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November 2017

Exhibition Opening

17.11.2017am 19:00

The exhibition What Are the Clouds? takes as its point of departure the Reformation Anniversary in order to reflect on freedom, emancipation, and imagination. The exhibition’s starting point is Pier Paolo Pasolini’s short film Che cosa sono le nuvole? (What Are the Clouds?) from the year 1968, with the artist staging Shakespeare’s Othello as a marionette theater with actors on strings. The exhibition thematizes the multifaceted aesthetic and discursive planes of What Are the Clouds? and takes them even further—all…

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Tour through the exhibition with the artists and the curators

18.11.2017am 14:00

After the tour through the exhibition, 3 p.m.: Presentation + film screening: Ana Vaz, Há Terra! Presentation: Emily Fahlén (CPKC),Vietnam Discourse Presentation: Philippe Schwinger, Capitulation Project (in english)

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Free guided tour

19.11.2017am 17:00

in the framework of the exhibition What Are the Clouds? The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

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Catarina Simão: Effects of Wording: Image Appropriation and Radical Pedagogy in Anti-Colonial Movements

21.11.2017am 19:30

Film Presentation and Talk Catarina Simão Effects of wording | The Mozambique Archive Series Stereo sound, video HD color, 29’ By Catarina Simão Editor: Fernanda Gurgel Lisbon, 2014   A Super 8 film, shot in 1967 in Dar es Salaam, shows the rehearsal of a theatrical play: a white man is guiding a group of young black men. Slow temporality and tender relations can be felt between them, contrasting with the revelation of the acting scene: an inert body is forced into…

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Michael Weingarten: “Luthers Antisemitismus”

22.11.2017am 19:30
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Free guided tour

26.11.2017am 17:00

in the framework of the exhibition What Are the Clouds? The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

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December 2017

Forum Civil Society Initiatives

2.12.2017am 14:00 - 19:30

Information in English to come soon.

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Free guided tour

3.12.2017am 17:00

in the framework of the exhibition What Are the Clouds? The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

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Curator’s tour

6.12.2017am 19:00

The curators Christine Peters and Iris Dressler offer a guided tour through the exhibition What Are the Clouds? Meeting Point: Entrance hall, Kunstgebäude

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Free guided tour

10.12.2017am 17:00

in the framework of the exhibition What Are the Clouds? The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

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Free guided tour

17.12.2017am 17:00

in the framework of the exhibition What Are the Clouds? The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

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January 2018

Angela Melitopoulos: One to Another: Cartographic Film Narratives and Politics of Images in Dialogue with Deleuze, Guattari and Deligny

Tuesday, 9. Januaryam 19:30
Arena in Was sind die Wolken?

One to Another: Cartographic Film Narratives and Politics of Images in Dialogue with Deleuze, Guattari and Deligny, video lecture by Angela Melitopoulos (artist and theorist, Berlin) (Lecture in english) "With some examples of my projects I would like to discuss what a ‘decolonisation of our mind’ could mean within a set of machined relations that define exteriority. Artistic research projects create a mind work that questions how we conceive and live relations to geography. Some are automatized and some reproduce…

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Curator’s tour

Wednesday, 17. Januaryam 19:00

The curators Christine Peters and Iris Dressler offer a guided tour through the exhibition What Are the Clouds? Meeting Point: Entrance hall, Kunstgebäude

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Ruth Sonderegger: Von der Macht, sich selbst ein Bild zu machen und was andere damit zu tun haben

Thursday, 25. Januaryam 19:30

in the framework of: Contradictions of Visual Worlds. Historical Image and Anti-Fetishism as Modes of Critical Image Production Lecture series of the Merz Academy, Theory Department, Winter Semester 2017/18 in collaboration with Württembergischen Kunstverein and Kunstgebäude, Stuttgart   Made during the first part of the 1970s, Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin’s film TOUT VA BIEN, the second-to-last film produced by the Dziga Vertov group, remains an important example of the problems associated with political imagery and visual world making. Combining…

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Filmscreenings // Performance by Tim Etchells

Sunday, 28. Januaryam 20:00 - 22:00
Arena in Was sind die Wolken?

(Program in english)   Lamia Joreige: Replay (bis) Short film, 9:12’, 2002 The starting point of Replay (bis) by Lebanese filmmaker Lamia Joreige is the idea of rupture in a time and place that are undefined. The story, which might have been experienced or dreamt, is repeated in various forms. The images appear as reminiscences of the past, as well as attempts to reconstruct a narrative. These attempts make room for one final long shot: A view of Beirut today, at…

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February 2018

Curator’s tour

Wednesday, 14. Februaryam 19:00

The curators Christine Peters and Iris Dressler offer a guided tour through the exhibition What Are the Clouds? Meeting Point: Entrance hall, Kunstgebäude

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Lecture: Dirk De Meyer // Film screening: Miranda Pennell “The Host”

Saturday, 17. Februaryam 20:00
Arena in Was sind die Wolken?

Lecture by Dirk De Meyer: Generated stories. Operating Ana Torfs's Story Generator In her intertextual installation 
Story Generator, the Belgian artist Ana Torfs suggests a new approach to interpreting the last 500 years of Belgian colonial and economic history: The Story Generator contains 505 index cards with a wide variety of images and text excerpts that can be read by two viewers sitting across from each other at the same time. This gives rise to a dazzling web of associations and…

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March 2018

Performance by Coco Fusco: Words May Not Be Found // Party

Friday, 2. Marcham 20:00

Performers: Coco Fusco, Rafi Martin, Sabrina Karl, Anna Romanenko, Fender Schrade, Ines Skirde, Danniel Schoonebeek Performance in English. Duration: ca. 80 minutes. In her practice, Coco Fusco returns to the colonial archive to make it speak against itself, to tease out the subtexts and counter-narratives embedded in documents that were originally created to rationalize imperialism and demonstrate the efficiency of colonial administration.   Words May Not Be Found is a performance that seeks to draw conclusions from the German and British colonial…

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