Events

Art Education 

Ecologies of Listening #3: Embodied Listening

24.10.2020, 16:00

ifa Gallery Berlin


Ecology looks at how an organism relates with, affects and is affected by its environment. An ecology of listening would be how through listening consciously we can affect and be affected by our environment or that which we listen to. What kinds of ecologies of listening are there and how can we connect through them? The third listening session focuses on listening as a physical practice – for both the body and the senses, and examines through somatic exercises how this influences how and what we hear. In resonance with the radio collective “Radio Comunitaria La Voz Indigena“ (Tartagal, Argentina) we explore how far an embodied practice…

Art Education 

Ecologies of Listening #2: Composing Listening

1.10.2020, 18:00

Boothaus Spreefeld, Entrance behind the house, Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 14, 10179 Berlin


The second listening session considers the work of composers whom explore listening and make it a focus of their work. Many aspects of the listening practices which we know today emerged out of the practices of composers during the twentieth century, such as Pauline Oliveros, who developed the practice of Deep Listening while also working as a composer and a musician. What influence do these practices of listening and composing have on the work of composers today? What role does listening, or the future listener, play when composing?

Past Events

Art Education 

Ecologies of Listening #1: Expanding Radio

17.9.2020, 18:00

Schul-Umwelt-Zentrum Mitte, Scharnweberstr. 159, 13405 Berlin


What sounds, information and perspectives do we send and receive? And through which channels does nature transmit? The first listening session focusses on listening and broadcasting practices in radio art developed for a site specific workshop in the center of Berlin: through listening exercises, practices and sound walks through the hidden green of the Gartenarbeitsschule (Garden School) Wedding.
Those interested in expanding their senses, education professionals and students, are welcome to experiment with new, artistic approaches to environmental education and to consider them in relation to their own professional practice and way of life.

ITERATION # LISTENING: SunBorn Lullabies and Battle Cries By Memory Biwa (co-produced with Robert 'Chi' Machiri)

Traits d'union.s, Manifesta 13 Marseille

12.9.2020


Historian Memory Biwa combines memory, the sonic, and archival theory. Her piece, which is conceived as an 'aural procession', of a lullaby sung at dawn, battle cries, chants, ululations, bow-playing, and landscapes trace narratives of colonial violence and re-enactments of resistance in Namibia. These traces are drawn from aural, sartorial and performative practices which inform notions of subjectivity and the re-centering of alternative epistemologies and imaginaries.

ITERATION # LISTENING: Imagine you are in a museum: What do you hear? By Bhavisha Panchia

Traits d'union.s, Manifesta 13 Marseille

12.9.2020


Imagine you’re in a museum. What do you hear? is an audio collage that weaves together disparate musical tracks, extracts of interviews, speeches and audio notes as listening provocations that speak to the affective resonances of dislocation and dispossession of land, people and (im)material culture.

TRACING FRACTURES – ACROSS LISTENING, MOVEMENT, RESTITUTION AND REPAIR

12.9.2020, 14:00

Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille


A programme of encounters, readings, listenings, performances and interventions on, through and across the questions of restitution and repair through art. It combines the sonic and the poetic, movement and speculation, thought and debate by criss-crossing contemporary geopolitical divisions that need to be unsettled. The invited artists, thinkers, poets, dancers and scholars leave traces throughout Marseille and beyond, online and offline, provoking us to think about knowledge production, movement and (im)possible reparation. 

Concert and finissage: Mazen Kerbaj invites Tony Buck plus one

16.8.2020, 6pm

ifa Gallery Berlin

Concert


Due to the current situation, we ask you to register your participation at IFA-Galerie-Berlin_at_ifa.de until 7 August.

Music and visual arts are the two facets of Mazen Kerbaj’s work. Both practices influence each other a lot, and it seems very natural to present a series of concerts in this exhibition. In this series Kerbaj invites one of his close collaborators in Berlin, asking her/him to bring along another musician. The name of the second musician will remain unrevealed to Kerbaj and to the audience until the date of the show, where the three musicians will perform together for the first time. 

Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia’s…

Concert in the inner courtyard of the gallery: Mazen Kerbaj invites Andrew Lafkas plus one

9.7.2020, 6pm

ifa Gallery Berlin

Concert


Due to the current situation, we ask you to register your participation at IFA-Galerie-Berlin_at_ifa.de until 7 July.

Music and visual arts are the two facets of Mazen Kerbaj’s work. Both practices influence each other a lot, and it seems very natural to present a series of concerts in this exhibition. In this series Kerbaj invites one of his close collaborators in Berlin, asking her/him to bring along another musician. The name of the second musician will remain unrevealed to Kerbaj and to the audience until the date of the show, where the three musicians will perform together for the first time.

Andrew Lafkas is a musician currently living…

Video | Mazen Kerbaj invites... Tony Buck plus one

23.4.2020, 7pm

ifa Gallery Berlin

Concert


Due to Coronavirus ifa Gallery Berlin had to cancel a series of concerts where Mazen Kerbaj would invite close collaborators from Berlin, and ask them to bring along a guest to play a trio together. Now Kerbaj has found a way to replace these gigs by recording solo pieces while listening to the other musicians solos through headphones, both an homage and a an open letter to close collaborators who he cannot meet for the time being: This time he recorded a solo while listening to Tony Buck’s Tidal, an unreleased piece that the musician shared with him for this project.



https://vimeo.com/414261985 

Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia’s…

Art Education 

Cancelled | Lecture: How racism talks through schoolbooks

27.3.2020, 7pm

ifa Gallery Berlin

Lecture


On the coloniality of knowledge transfer within the school context
Lecture by Dr. Elina Marmer


The lecture will be held in German. For more information please check the German page.

Video | Mazen Kerbaj invites... Ute Wassermann plus one

19.3.2020, 7pm

ifa Gallery Berlin

Concert


Due to Coronavirus ifa Gallery Berlin had to cancel a series of concerts where Mazen Kerbaj would invite close collaborators from Berlin, and ask them to bring along a guest to play a trio together. Now Kerbaj has found a way to replace these gigs by recording solo pieces while listening to the other musicians solos through headphones, both an homage and a an open letter to close collaborators who he cannot meet for the time being: Enjoy this first attempt recorded while listening to Strange Song 6 by Ute Wassermann!


https://vimeo.com/400085413


As a vocal artist and composer, Ute Wassermann is known for her polyphonic and extreme sound language,…

Artist Talk: In the Presence / Absence of Mazen Kerbaj

28.2.2020, 4pm

ifa Gallery Berlin

talk


Lebanese comic author, visual artist and musician Mazen Kerbaj and Hatem Iman, curator of the exhibition In the Presence / Absence of Mazen Kerbaj, will explore the relationship of autobiography and politics in underground comics. Since 2011, the two have collaborated on many design projects mostly in the alternative music scene of Beirut.

Ultrasanity: Guided Tour

24.1.2020, 6:30pm

ifa Gallery Berlin




Curator Elena Agudio will offer a guided tour of the exhibition at ifa Gallery Berlin. Artists Eva Kotatkova und Leo Asemota will join her and the visitors to give an inside view into their work.

 

what color is abstract?

28.11.2019, 7pm

ifa Gallery Berlin

Talk


Reading session with Nida Ghouse and Haytham El-Wardany  

Is a word a concrete intervention or is it an abstraction of social relations? Is a color an abstracted property? Or is it an excess that can never be exhausted by any particularity? A reading session on color, language and community with texts by different authors.  

Nida Ghouse is a writer and curator (born in Bombay) living in Berlin. Her recent essay, The Whistle in the Voice, appeared in the publication accompanying Natascha Süder Happelmann’s presentation for the German Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). She co-curated Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold…

 

Rereading: A Critical Diversity Textbook Workshop

Art Education

7.11.2019, 7pm

11. Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint, Bornemannstraße 9



Die Remise – activation by Aïcha Diallo and Annika Niemann, in German

11th Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint

Free admission, limited capacity  

With Aïcha Diallo und Annika Niemann

In the summer term of 2017, the project Untie to Tie—Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Societies by the ifa Gallery Berlin (Institute for International Cultural Relations) collaborated with the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts. The seminar was dedicated to a critical rereading of textbooks and children’s books in relation to the politics of representation and language. In response to this textbook workshop, Aïcha…

 

Palestine Hosting Society: A collective in the making

13.9.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin


Presentation and tasting with Mirna Bamieh (artist, cook, Jerusalem/ Palestine)  

Palestine Hosting Society is a live art project that explores traditional food culture in Palestine especially those that are vanishing or on the verge of disappearing. The project brings these dishes back to life over dinner tables, walks, and various interventions. Palestine Hosting Society is founded and run by artist and cook Mirna Bamieh, as an extension of her art practice that often looks at the politics of disappearance, and memory production.  

 

Artist Talk: Station Point

30.8.2019, 4pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk


The talk with artist Saba Innab and curator Omar Berrada will be moderated by writer, editor and researcher Reema Salha Fadda who is working on the political economy of Palestinian artistic production.

 

Technoheritage and Restitution

13.6.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk


An exchange between artist Nora Al-Badri and anthropologist Jonas Tinius

 

Peripatetic Stories: Strolling through flowing reminiscence of empires, monuments and movements of people

6.6.2019, 19 Uhr

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance


Performance walk, exhibition, film and discussion at ifa-Galerie Berlin during Lange Nacht der Ideen

 

Seferis in Pergamon: Myth, History and Archaeology

26.4.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk


Talk by Arie Amaya-Akkermans

Through five different fragments selected from Giorgos Seferis’ Mythistorema, a sequence of twenty-four lyric and dramatic poems in free verse, Arie Amaya-Akkermans will explore different aspects of Hera Büyüktaşcıyan’s exhibition Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky, focusing on Seferis’ method of moving ambiguously between history and myth. 

 

Opening Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky

28.3.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Opening of the exhibition


28.3.: Opening of the exhibition Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky 

29.3.: Artist and Curator Talk with Hera Büyüktaşcıyan and Nat Muller

Resonances 

Antiracist Curatorial Practice

Resonances

15.3.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Book presentation and talk

Resonances 

Elsa M'bala:
Sequence

Resonances

8.3.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

Resonances 

Opening Resonances and
ARK - Arkestrated Rhythmachine Komplexities

Resonances

1.3.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Opening, presentation, performance

Resonances 

Resonances

1.3.2019 — 16.3.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

space for research and encounter


Resonances (rez.ən.ənsez) is a space for research and encounter at ifa-Galerie Berlin. Reflecting each chapter and exhibition of Movement.Bewegung, the platform brings together voices, thoughts and actions of allies and collaborators who have inspired and contributed to the Untie to Tie programme.

 

deufert&plischke:
Knotting Choreographies

What does it take to cross a border?

24.2.2019, 4-5pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


choreographic workshop - no registration needed

In the framework of their performative installation spinnen, deufert&plischke invite the audience to take part in a choreographic workshop. Together we will write down some algorithmic rules and transfer them into space by walking and looking at each other. The words keep us together like imaginary threads and make us move not next to but through one another, building collective knots by temporal alliances, stumbling, hesitation or smiles.  

 

Artists Talk

What does it take to cross a border?

24.2.2019, 7.30pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk

 

Farah Saleh:
Gesturing Refugees

What does it take to cross a border?

24.2.2019, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

 

Farah Saleh:
Archiving Gestures

What does it take to cross a border?

23.2.2019, 3-6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


Farah Saleh will share her ongoing artistic research on the archive of gestures with the art community in Berlin. The workshop will investigate how individuals can contribute to change through exploring social and political memories, using the body as an archive. By re-enacting, transforming and deforming gestures in different creative ways, it will experiment with ways of archiving gestures and personal alternative narratives that are omitted from official narratives.  

 

Anne Juren: Plastering the Body

What does it take to cross a border?

23.2.2019, 11am-2pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


This workshop will explore different somatic body practices (such as the Feldenkrais method) that choreographer Anne Juren uses in her research on Fantasmical Anatomy in order to explore the relation between body functions, body images, dance and choreography. In this workshop, we will work with the idea of the skin as a boundary-object and surface, and explore the practice of plastering as an artistic strategy to rethink how we experience the body, its contours and its boundaries. Participants are asked to bring comfortable clothes and a towel. 

 

Mischa Leinkauf and Sandra Noeth:
Two lectures and a dialogue

What does it take to cross a border?

23.2.2019, 8pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk

 

Anne Juren:
The Lesson on the Skin

What does it take to cross a border?

22.2.2019 — 24.2.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance


Friday, 22 February, 8–9pm
Saturday, 23 February 6.30–7.30pm
Sunday, 24 February, 2–3pm

 

Quarto:
Communal Rope

What does it take to cross a border?

22.2.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


In this workshop, we will share some of the work and practices that we have developed in the context of the ROPE-series over the last ten years. We will be dealing with the rope as an emblem, as a riddle and a problem, collectively encountering its qualities and dealing with its entanglements. These are some of the questions we will be exploring together: How do you untie a huge knot collectively? What happens with the limits between bodies and objects when dealing with a very long rope? Please bring comfortable clothing.   

 

deufert&plischke mit Kike García Gil:
spinnen

What does it take to cross a border?

22.2.2019 — 24.2.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performative installation


Friday, 22 February, from 2pm onwards
Saturday, 23 February, from 2pm onwards
Sunday, 24 February, from 3pm onwards

 

Quarto:
Thisentanglement

What does it take to cross a border?

21.2.2019, 6-8pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

 

What does it take to cross a border?
On borders, bodies, and performance

21.2.2019 — 24.2.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance, Workshop, Talk


The ifa-Galerie Berlin presents a four-day event programme addressing the experience of borders from the perspective of bodies. Through a series of performances, original artistic contributions and workshops, a group of international artists will ask participants to examine how borders are created, engendered and negotiated by physical, choreographic and sensory strategies and processes, but also how we can understand and redefine them through physical experience. The programme will be complemented by talks and conversational formats.

 

The Lion’s Spring
Talk and discussion with artist Hassan Darsi and Omar Berrada

19.2.2019, 7pm

SAVVY Contemporary

Talk, Discussion


We cordially invite you to a conversation between artist Hassan Darsi and writer and curator Omar Berrada which is organised in the context of HUDUD, a transdisciplinary art and research programme curated by Driss Ksikes and Omar Berrada. 

 

HUDUD, an art and research project on (post-) colonial mobilities

19.2.2019, 7pm — 20.2.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop, Talk


HUDUD (arab. "borders") is a transdisciplinary art and research programme that brings together young artists, architects and social scientists based in Morocco. 

 

"Was I sleeping, while the others suffered?”

28.1.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Lecture


Contemporary Art, the Refugee Condition, and the Alibi of Engagement
Talk by Anthony Downey

The talk will be held in English.
Free entry.

 

Artist Talk with Abdessamad El Montassir

22.11.2018, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Artist Talk


The event will take place in French and will be consecutively translated into English.


Free entry.

 

Invisible

Exhibition Opening

11.10.2018, 7 pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Opening of the exhibition Invisible


With Zainab Andalibe, Kenza Benamour, Hicham Berrada, Mohammed Laouli, Abdessamad El Montassir, Anna Raimondo, Leila Sadel and Anike Joyce Sadiq.

 

PLAYING IT BACK

26.9.2018, 6 pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin


Closing event of the exhibition For the Record

 

Radical Discounts
Artist Talk with Jace Clayton

12.7.2018, 7 pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Artist Talk


What if the radical potential (if any) of music exists not in its performance and consumption, but in how it is or isn’t archived? Jace Clayton (New York), artist and writer, also known as DJ/rupture, will explore this notion using examples that range from Julius Eastman and Lee Lozano’s conceptual hostilities to black radicality under the banner of brand sponsorships.

 

BE.BOP@ifa-Galerie Berlin

9.6.2018, 3.30pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance


Stitches of Power / Stitches of Sorrow
Performance with Patricia Kaersenhout

 

BE.BOP @ ifa-Galerie Berlin

9.6.2018, 2pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Screening




Guniwaya-ngigu (We Fight), 1982, 60 min.
Von Madeline McGrady & Tracey Moffatt
Moderation von Sumugan Sivanesan

 

BE.BOP@ifa-Galerie Berlin

9.6.2018, 4.30pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Discussion


Session V: From “Zwarte Piet is Racisme” to “I am Queen Mary”: Staging Europe's ‘Innocence’ in the Public Sphere

With Quinsy Gario, Jeannette Ehlers, Mette Moestrup, Lesley-Ann Brown, Joiri Minaya
Moderation: Alanna Lockward

 

BE.BOP@ifa-Galerie Berlin

4.6.2018, 2–6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


A workshop by and with Walter Mignolo for BE.BOP 2018. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS. COALITIONS FACING WHITE INNOCENCE in collaboration with ifa-Galerie Berlin.  

With Geraldine Juárez (artist), Alanna Lockward (curator BE.BOP), Walter Mignolo (advisor BE.BOP), Bhavisha Panchia (curator/researcher) and Alya Sebti (head of ifa-Galerie Berlin)

 

Cumbia Crossfades

1.6.2018, 11pm

ausland

Party with DJ set


A US-Mexico-Germany cumbia mix of undocumented sounds that explore movement and migration across borders.

With DJs Julio César Morales, Josh Kun and Ali Hasan aka Nar

 

For the Record

1.6.2018, 7 pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Exhibition Opening


Opening of Movement.Bewegung, the new exhibition and research programme of the ifa Gallery Berlin and its first exhibition For the Record.

With Vivian Caccuri, Jace Clayton, Geraldine Juárez, Christine Sun Kim and Julio César Morales with Discos Unicornio

Curated by Bhavisha Panchia

Art Education 

Transition

INTERLOOP

16.5.2018 — 17.5.2018

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


The last week of INTERLOOP revolves around transition – from body to space, from the art institution into the city, from the theme year On Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Societies to the new focus Movement.Bewegung

Gallery Reflections 

Anthropology, Vulnerability, and Curatorial Practice

Gallery Reflection #5

16.5.2018, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk


For this encounter, Alya Sebti and Jonas Tinius speak about the institutionalisation and destabilisation of curatorial and anthropological practices. 

A Conversation between Alya Sebti (director, ifa Gallery Berlin) and Jonas Tinius (anthropologist, HU Berlin).

Art Education 

Re-Readings

INTERLOOP

8.5.2018, 5-8.30pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


During Week 2, we will explore (un-)readabilities and counter-readings. By experimenting with strategies of reading-between-the-lines, highlighting, erasing, and overwriting, we will be probing the emancipatory treatment of the canon of knowledge mediated through schoolbooks and children’s literature. 

Art Education 

Hearing/Listening

INTERLOOP

3.5.2018, 5-8.30pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


On the basis of playful (listening) hearing and drawing exercises, the act of drawing is experienced as an expanded realm of hearing. Taken as a point of departure are the Sonic Panoramas composed by Saout Radio (Younes Baba-Ali, Anna Raimondo) for Untie to Tie: the programme investigates the universe of sound art, presents different approaches and aesthetic experiences, and also opens up an auditory space of reflection. 
In the workshop we will engage in resonance with the sounds and voices in the listening station and respond to that which is heard with different drawing utensils.

Art Education 

Taking Sides: Open Zine Workshop on Solidarity in Resistance

INTERLOOP

28.4.2018, 2-5pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Workshop


Zines are small, non-commercial, and self-published magazines or booklets that require little more than an idea, paper, pens, and a copier. Generations of movements devoted to youth culture, artistic activity, and social issues have used zines as a space for self-determination and empowerment. The autonomously published material focuses on topics like feminism, body politics, punk, or racism. 

Art Education 

Stresspad XXL – Collective Sound Performance

INTERLOOP

27.4.2018, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance


For the opening of INTERLOOP, visitors to the ifa Gallery Berlin are invited to interact with the Stresspad, to work together in controlling and manipulating it, with the aim of acoustically intervening in the institutional space. It can get loud.

Art Education 

INTERLOOP

27.4.2018, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Opening


Knowledge Transfer: Practices, Reflections, Perspectives

With INTERLOOP, the ifa-Galerie Berlin is reflecting back on the research and exhibition programme Untie to Tie – On Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Societies. An essential facet of this project was the comprehensive event and education programme that accompanied the four exhibitions. INTERLOOP offers insight into the processes “behind the scenes”, sharing experiences and knowledge while also giving rise to new constellations.

Gallery Reflections 

Protesting Identities

Gallery Reflection #4

15.3.2018, 7pm

ACUD MACHT NEU (Studio)

Talk


For the Gallery Reflection #4, we will be talking about “protesting identities” as “identities that protest” and “challenging (or protesting) identities”.

A conversation with Candice Breitz (artist, Berlin), Natasha Ginwala (curator, researcher, author, Berlin), Azadeh Sharifi (theatre scholar, LMU Munich), and Jonas Tinius (anthropologist, HU Berlin)

Center of Unfinished Business 

Dominer l’Anonymat – Taming Anonymity

C&'s Center of Unfinished Business presents:

15.2.2018, 7pm

ACUD MACHT NEU

Presentation of the Artist’s Book, Talk


 with Guy Woueté

 

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

26.1.2018, 26.1., 6–10pm & 27.1., 3–9pm — 27.1.2018

ACUD MACHT NEU (Studio)

Lectures, Artist Talks, Screenings and Performance (EN)


With Zena Edwards, Nadine El-Enany, Vaginal Davis, Dilip Gaonkar, Natasha Ginwala, Gal Kirn, Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani, Thomas Seibert, Benedict Seymour, Niloufar Tajeri, Chandraguptha Thenuwara and Ala Younis

 

An Afternoon with the Masks

13.1.2018, from 2pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance, Discussion, Lecture, Conversation


2 pm Performance: Wura-Natasha Ogunji, The Kissing Mask
2:30 pm Discussion with the performers
3 pm Lecture by Eva Barois De Caevel: "Acting Decolonially – From Adrian To Zora – Black Women Performing" (EN)
3:30 pm Coffee break
4 pm Kathy-Ann Tan and Wura-Natasha Ogunji in conversation: Perfomance, Masking and the limits of empathy and identification’  (EN) 

 

Speaking Feminisms — Exercise with Tracey Rose

11.1.2018, 7pm

SAVVY Contemporary

Performance


For this series of preliminary exercises, our point of departure is the acknowledgement of a deep, and we hope productive, disagreement on the meaning of and the contemporary valence of this term. Perhaps this is already what feminism is about, a form of collective non-alignment. 

Through a series of performative events, talks and workshops, SPEAKING FEMINISMS enacts the multiple histories, struggles, and voices that define ‘feminism’ as both a practice and a concept.

In cooperation with SAVVY Contemporary

Center of Unfinished Business 

gal-dem: Creating Spaces for Women of Colour Online

C&'s Center of Unfinished Business

14.12.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk and Presentation


gal-dem is a creative platform online and offline which enables women of colour to talk about an array of issues. 

 

Women on Aeroplanes // 1 // FILTER

30.11.2017 — 3.12.2017

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Lecture, Film Screening


Women on Aeroplanes is a research-based project, which aims to get an idea of a more comprehensive notion of independence and allows to see and understand a women-informed view on a shattered presence of complicated dependencies.

Gallery Reflections 

Art and (New) Intersectional Feminisms

Gallery Reflection #3

16.11.2017, 7.30pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk


A Conversation with Alanna Lockward (author, filmmaker, BE.BOP curator), Federica Bueti (writer and editor, SAVVY Contemporary), Kathy-Ann Tan (academic, Berlin), and Jonas Tinius (anthropologist, CARMAH/HU Berlin)

Center of Unfinished Business 

Show me your shelves!

C&'s Center of Unfinished Business

26.10.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Conversation


The unconventional book exchange with documenta 14's aneducation.

With Sepake Angiama & Clare Butcher, aneducation, documenta 14 (EN)

 

Wura-Natasha Ogunji:
Sweep

30.9.2017, 3pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

 

Performance and Artist's and Curator's Talk

29.9.2017, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance, Talk


6 pm Performance: Wura-Natasha Ogunji, If I loved you
7 pm Artist's and Curator's Talk with Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Eva Barois De Caevel (EN)

 

Every Mask I Ever Loved

28.9.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Exhibition Opening


7pm Opening of the exhibition Every Mask I Ever Loved
with Wura-Natasha Ogunji
8pm Performance: Wura-Natasha Ogunji, The Kissing Mask

 

Cássio Bomfim: SALVE EXU MOTOBOY

15.9.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Translinguistic Street Performance


“SALVE EXU MOTOBOY!” is a translinguistic process by the artist Cássio Bomfim. It proposes the construction of a fictional cosmology by exploring the nuances and similarities between the codes, rituals and archetypes of the Brazilian religion Umbanda – with a focus on spirits from the street, cemeteries and road crosses, to the figure and universe of motoboys, central agents for transportation and communication dynamics in contemporary Brazil. “SALVE EXU MOTOBOY!” contains a series of photographs, videos, live storytelling and other expressions, will bring a carnival-like parade to the streets of Berlin-Mitte.

Gallery Reflections 

Traces, Legacies, and Futures: A Conversation on Art and Temporality

Gallery Reflection #2

7.9.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Conversation


What does it mean to speak of colonial legacies (in the present), and how is this different from talking about traces, or remnants? 

A conversation between Nora Al-Badri (artist, Berlin), Prof. Silvy Chakkalakal (anthropologist, HU Berlin), Prof. Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (artist and art historian, Birmingham/London), and Dr. Jonas Tinius (anthropologist, CARMAH/HU Berlin).

 

Magazine Launch: Aperture “Platform Africa”

20.7.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Magazine Launch


This summer, Aperture magazine is presenting its 227th issue titled “Platform Africa”. “Platform Africa” takes an in-depth look at the dynamic spaces that have shaped conversations about photography in Africa for the last twenty-five years—the biennials, experimental art spaces, and educational workshops in which artists and audiences interact with photography.


With Contemporary And (C&)

 

African urban, african culture, african future - Hip Hop in Dakar

7.7.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performances, Talks and Screenings


Carte blanche to Alex Moussa Sawadogo

On the second day of this 2-day programme, Keyti points to the entanglements of Hip Hop and politics in Dakar and gives insight into his work as artist and activist for die Youth Urban Media Academy (YUMA). In his innovative format of the Journal Rappé, a „rapped" news programme that he has produced together with Xuman since 2013, Keyti addresses the urban space and ways to engage politically for the Senegalese youth.

 

African urban, african culture, african future - Sapeurs

6.7.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performances, Talks and Screening


Carte blanche to Alex Moussa Sawadogo

The 2-day programme, curated by Alex Moussa Sawadogo, the artistic director of the film festival Afrikamera – Current cinema from Africa, is addressing political resistance in urban space on the African continent. African Urban, african culture, african future is a platform for reflections on the processes of the development of its connections to photography, film, fashion and music. 

On the first evening of the 2-day programme we invite you to a historical and geographical journey of the political figure of the Sapeur from the beginning of the 1990s until today. 

 

Fraternité – Universality after Universalism

29.6.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Conversation and Reading (DE/FR)


With Markus Messling (Centre Marc Bloch), Shumona Sinha, Jenny Friedrich-Freksa (Kulturaustausch. Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven)

 

Watch your step / Mind your head

23.6.2017, 4pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Artist and Curator Talk


With Marina Reyes Franco, Irene de Andrés and Sofía Gallisá Muriente

 

Watch your step / Mind your head

22.6.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Exhibition Opening


With Irene de Andrés and Sofía Gallisá Muriente
Curated by Marina Reyes Franco

 

Liberté: The language of Villa Sésini

Égalité – Liberté – Fraternité #2

29.5.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Conversation


Lecture and discussion with Markus Messling (Centre Marc Bloch), Kossi Efoui (with reading) and Jenny Friedrich-Freksa (Kulturaustausch. Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven). 

With lectures, discussions and readings, the series "Égalité – Liberté – Fraternité" takes the great ideals of French universalism as the starting point of a "politics of literature" (Jacques Rancière) of the present.

 

Beyond the European echo chamber: in dialogue with the Global South. Cultural Diversity: social strength or existential threat?

21.5.2017, 10:30am

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Panel Discussion


A large amount of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. So do rising populism, anti-immigrant attitudes and fears about the loss of national identity, prevalent in Germany and greater Europe. This event addresses the themes of cultural differences, their relationship to other dimensions of political and social life, their consequences for human co-existence and strategies in dealing with these.

With Anupama Sekhar, Abdullah Alkafri, Ayeta Wangusa, Keith Nurse and Ayoko Mensah

 

Égalité: Melancholy of white men over 40

Égalité – Liberté – Fraternité #1

16.5.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Conversation


Lecture and discussion with Markus Messling (Centre Marc Bloch), Olivier Remaud (EHESS Paris) and Jenny Friedrich-Freksa (Kulturaustausch. Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven).

With lectures, discussions and readings, the series "Égalité – Liberté – Fraternité" takes the great ideals of French universalism as the starting point of a "politics of literature" (Jacques Rancière) of the present.

Gallery Reflections 

Urban Decolonisation and Diasporic Formations

Gallery Reflection #1

4.5.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Conversations


A conversation between Dr. Noa Ha (Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin; research fields: postcolonial urbanism, Asian diasporas in European cities; Board member of "Migrationsrat Berlin-Brandenburg"), Trang Tran Thu (Berlin Asian Film Network/Anthropologist working on Vietnamese diaspora in Berlin), Hyunsin Kim (Choreographer and Performer), and Dr. Jonas Tinius (Anthropologist, CARMAH/HU Berlin).

Center of Unfinished Business 

Status Quo Vadis

C&'s Center of Unfinished Business

27.4.2017, 6pm, Party 9pm

ACUD MACHT NEU

Conversation, Book Launch, Party


with Contemporary And, Rolando Vázquez, i.a.

 

Kolmanskop Dream

30.3.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Exhibition Opening


The grand opening of Untie To Tie at ifa-Galerie Berlin with our first exhibition Kolmanskop Dream, featuring Pascale Marthine Tayou, Contemporary And and Saout Radio. Join us there and have a look at our new exhibition, reading room and hearing station.