Media Archive

Art Education 

Transition

INTERLOOP

16.5.2018 — 17.5.2018

ifa-Galerie Berlin

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 Reflection #5
Anthropology, Vulnerability, and Curatorial Practice

Conversation
1h 21'06"

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

16.5.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Gallery Reflections 

Anthropology, Vulnerability, and Curatorial Practice

Gallery Reflection #5

16.5.2018, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

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

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

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

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 

Opening

INTERLOOP

27.4.2018, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

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.

Art Education 

Stresspad XXL – Collective Sound Performance

INTERLOOP

27.4.2018, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

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.

Gallery Reflections 

Protesting Identities

Gallery Reflection #4

15.3.2018, 7pm

ACUD MACHT NEU (Studio)

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)

C&’s Center of Unfinished Business:
Guy Woueté, Dominer l’Anonymat – Taming Anonymity

Presentation, Talk
1h 05'11"

15.2.2018, ifa-Galerie 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 and Talk with Guy Woueté

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Artist Talk
46'48"

"No One Leaves Delilah-A (W)rap on Riots"
Artist Talk with Vaginal Davis and Natasha Ginwala.

27.1.2018, Acud macht neu Berlin 

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Lecture
1h 4'59"

„Revolts, Resentment, Resignation. Negative Dialectics and Post-Marxist Socialism“
Lecture by Thomas Seibert

27.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Lecture
44'55"

„12 Years After the 2005 Revolts in French Banlieues: Decolonial Reflections on the Concept of ‚Riots‘“ 
Lecture by Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani 

27.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Lecture
11'12"

„Riots: On Surplus Population/Housing/Monuments“
Lecture by Gal Kirn and Niloufar Tajeri

27.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Lecture
56'26"

„The Colonial Logic of Grenfell“
Lecture by Nadine El-Enany

27.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Performance
1h 06'21"

By and with Zena Edwards

26.1.2018, Acud macht neu Berlin

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Artist Talk
59'47"

"Against Forgetting: Re-enactments and Dis/Assembling of the Multitude"
Artist Talk with Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Ala Younis and Natasha Ginwala

26.1.2018, Acud macht neu

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Talk
21'56"

Introduction by Natasha Ginwala, Gal Kirn, Niloufar Tajeri.

26.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Talk
30'48"

"Dead the Ends: Reading the Text of the 2011 Riots"
Talk by Benedict Seymour

26.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Riots: Dissent and Spectres, Control and Ruptures

Lecture
44'49"

"Demos Noir: Coveting Crowds and Fearing Riots"
Lecture by Dilip Gaonkar

26.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

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) 

An Afternoon with the Masks:
Perfomance, Masking and 'the limits of empathy and identification’

Conversation
46'31"

With Kathy-Ann Tan and Wura-Natasha Ogunji 

13.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

An Afternoon with the Masks:
Acting Decolonially – From Adrian To Zora – Black Women Performing

Lecture
32'39"

With Eva Barois De Caevel

An art history journey through works by Black African, American, and European women artists from the 20th and 21st centuries whose "performances" (in a broad sense) disrupted colonial thought.


13.1.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

Speaking Feminisms — Exercise with Tracey Rose

11.1.2018, 7pm

SAVVY Contemporary

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. 

C&'s Center of Unfinished Business
gal-dem: Creating Spaces for Women of Colour Online

Talk, Presentation
1h 16'22"

In this talk and presentation gal-dem's Editor in Chief Liv Little and Lifestyle Editor Niellah Arboine will discuss with Contemporary And's Deputy Editor Will Furtado and author Candice Nembhard the importance and pitfalls of creating spaces exclusively for women of colour.

14.12.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Driss Ksikes:
Fatema Mernissi, a Glocal Feminist

Talk
37'12"

Talk of the Moroccan playwright, novelist and essayist Driss Ksikes on the Moroccan sociologist and writer Fatema Mernissi (1940-2015).

7.12.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

Women on Aeroplanes // 1 // FILTER

30.11.2017 — 3.12.2017

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Lectures, Film Screenings

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)

Gallery Reflection #3
Art and (New) Intersectional Feminisms

Conversation
1h 09'55"

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

16.11.2017, ifa-Galerie 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)

C&’s Center of Unfinished Business:
Show me your shelves

Conversation
57'16"

The unconventional book exchange between documenta 14’s aneducation and C&’s Center of Unfinished Business.
A conversation with Sepake Angiama and Clare Butcher.

26.10.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Decolonial Aesthetics in “The Kissing Mask”

Some Reflections on Performance, Affect and Perception

Kathy-Ann Tan

 

Wura-Natasha Ogunji:
Sweep

30.9.2017, 3pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

Wura-Natasha Ogunji:
Sweep

Performance
7'16"

30.9.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Eva Barois De Caevel:
Every Mask I Ever Loved

​​Artist & Curator Talk

29.9.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Introduction

Eva Barois De Caevel

 

Performance and Artist's and Curator's Talk

29.9.2017, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

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)

Wura-Natasha Ogunji:
The Kissing Mask

Performance
9'27''

28.9.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

Every Mask I Ever Loved
Opening

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

Wura-Natasha Ogunji:
If I loved you

Performance
5'55"

28.9.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Watch your step / Mind your head

Artist and Curator Talk
37'11''

with artists Irene de Andrés and Sofía Gallisá Muriente and curator Marina Reyes Franco.

23.9.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Cássio Bomfim:
Salve Exu Motoboy

Performance
07'20"

15.9.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

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 Reflection #2
Traces, Legacies, and Futures: A Conversation on Art and Temporality

Discussion
1h 21'26"

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

7.9.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

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).

‘Sparring Partners’

An Introduction to the Gallery Reflections Series

Jonas Tinius

Contemporary And:
Introducing Center of Unfinished Business

Interview
7'02''

The reading room "Center of Unfinished Business”, curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba from Contemporary And, is accessible to all visitors during ifa-Galerie Berlin's opening hours. It provides a selection of books that are connected to the topic in various ways, showing the diverse impacts of colonial legacies and multiple realities of contemporary times. Among these books are loans provided by the association Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V., a Berlin library on literature, history and current lifes of people of African descent. Furthermore, C& invites various cultural producers to read, perform and discuss in the reading room.

 

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&)

C&’s Center of Unfinished Business:
Aperture – Platform Africa

Magazine Launch, Discussion
1h 52'13"

With Akinbode Akinbiyi, Elsa M’bala aka AMET, Emeka Okereke (Invisible Borders),  Aïcha Diallo (C&) and Brendan Wattenberg (Aperture)

20.7.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

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

Presentation, Conversation
1h 17'06"

With Keyti, Journal Rappé, Eric van Grassdorff

7.7.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

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

Presentation, Conversation
1h 29'22"

A historical and geographical journey of the political figure of the Sapeur from the beginning of the 1990s until today. 

With Badouin Muanda, Keyti and Eric van Grassdorff

6.7.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

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)

Fraternité: Universality after Universalism

Conversation
2h 1' 32''

With Markus Messling (Centre Marc Bloch) and Jenny Friedrich-Freksa (Kulturaustausch. Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven) (Shumona Sinha who was invited for a reading and conversation unfortunately could not attend the event).

29.6.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Irene de Andrés and Sofía Gallisá Muriente:
Watch your step / Mind your head

Artist and Curator Talk
10'07"

23.6.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

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
Opening

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

Lectures, Discussions, Readings
1h 50'55"

29.5.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

Liberté: The language of Villa Sésini

Égalité – Liberté – Fraternité #2

29.5.2017, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Conversations

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

Conversations

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.

Égalité: Melancholy of white men over 40

Lectures, Discussions, Readings
1h 53'35"

16.5.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

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).

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Gallery Reflection #1
Urban Decolonisation and Diasporic Formations

Discussion
87'34''

A conversation between Dr. Noa Ha (Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin), Trang Tran Thu (Berlin Asian Film Network/Anthropologist), Hyunsin Kim (Choreographer and Performer), and Dr. Jonas Tinius (Anthropologist, CARMAH/HU Berlin).

4.5.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Center of Unfinished Business 

Status Quo Vadis

C&'s Center of Unfinished Business

27.4.2017, 6pm, Party 9pm

ACUD MACHT NEU

Conversations, Book Launch, Party

with Contemporary And, Rolando Vázquez, i.a.

C&’s Center of Unfinished Business:
Status Quo Vadis?​ On cultural practices beyond "the global arts quota"

Panel Discussion and Book Launch
1h 59'10"

With Lamin Fofana, Imara Limon, Rolando Vasquez, Bahareh Sharafi and Julia Grosse 


27.4.2017, Acud macht neu

Kolmanskop Dream
Exhibition Opening

13'16"

30.3.2017, ifa-Galerie Berlin

Chaos world?

Édouard Glissant and the question of universality

Markus Messling

 

Kolmanskop Dream
Opening

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.

Pascale Marthine Tayou
Kolmanskop Dream

Interview
6'49"

Anna Raimondo:
Sonic Radio

Interview
8'23''

Chaos-Welt?

Édouard Glissant und die Frage der Universalität

Markus Messling