Media Archive

 

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 …

 

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

Talk with artist Saba Innab and curator Omar Berrada, moderated by writer, editor and researcher Reema Salha Fadda who is working on the political economy of Palestinian artistic 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

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


What perspectives on originality, authenticity, and materiality does an idea of ‘technoheritage’ offer? Drawing on the works and projects of Nora Al-Badri, this dialogue takes the restitution debate into the realm of remix, virality, and machine learning, asking what, if any, new ways of looking at restitution these fields open up. What could a digital museum of looted art or lost objects look like – and what would be the responsibility of artists and anthropologists in conceiving such a new kind of infrastructure? Are objects in a digital sphere becoming new objects: more accessible, more democratic? Does this challenge the monopoly of the museum as a gatekeeper of cultural heritage? This conversation probes a different way to understand the digital sphere as a new public space.

 

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

 

Antiracist Curatorial Practice

Resonances

15.3.2019

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Book presentation and talk

Antiracist Curatorial Practice

Book presentation and talk by Natalie Bayer and Nuray Demir
1h 25'32"

The anthology reflects upon museums and exhibitions from the perspective of postcolonial museology and critical migration and regime research. Beyond critical analysis, this collection of texts is about collecting strategies and forms of action that make it possible to think of curating as anti-racist practice. Using as springboards the intersections between social battlefields and curatorial practices, as well as a focus on agency, this book examines the relationality of struggles for and against representation. Therefore, the focus is on discursive strategies of resistance, contact zones and approaches to re-appropriation. The publication contains contributions from theory, art and activism to new perspectives of the art and culture industry, which refer to transnational approaches, counter narratives and alternative forms of action.
15.3.2019, ifa-Galerie Berlin 

 

Elsa M'bala:
Sequence

Resonances

8.3.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

Elsa M`bala: Sequence

Performance
33'20"


Sequence is a project initiated by Elsa M’bala for the ifa-Galerie Berlin. Together with visual jokey Zoey Vero the two artists are planning an ode to female livelihood on this international day of the woman. From the beginning of creation until today, ranging from motherhood to divine female energy present in each one of us, M’bala will sonically explore the possibilities for freedom in this ancestral knowledge. Throughout generations and cultures women have been the leading powers towards change and social justice. During the evening, the words and voices of different female social leaders will be looped and transformed into musical pieces, accompanied by powerful visuals. The evening will begin and close with M’bala’s previous radio works.
The healing powers of female*hood is to be celebrated.

8.3.2019, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

Opening Resonances and
ARK - Arkestrated Rhythmachine Komplexities

Resonances

1.3.2019, 7pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Opening, presentation, performance

 

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.

 

Farah Saleh:
Gesturing Refugees

What does it take to cross a border?

24.2.2019, 6pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

 

Artists Talk

What does it take to cross a border?

24.2.2019, 7.30pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Talk

 

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.  

 

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

 

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.  

 

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

 

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.   

 

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.

 

Quarto:
Thisentanglement

What does it take to cross a border?

21.2.2019, 6-8pm

ifa-Galerie Berlin

Performance

Hudud

Public presentation
13'53''

Public presentation by workshop participants, moderated by Omar Berrada and Saba Innab


HUDUD (arab. "borders") is a transdisciplinary art and research programme that brings together young artists, architects and social scientists based in Morocco. HUDUD focuses on mobility beyond mental and territorial borders and takes inspiration from the life and work of the late Fatema Mernissi. A pioneering feminist, she was also a renowned sociologist, a successful novelist and a committed social activist. The programme asks how to think beyond our limitations, and to transgress the symbolic borders between disciplines and methodologies, in order to embrace mobility as a mode of research: the mobility of ideas, memories, imaginaries and forms of representation.

20.2.2019, ifa-Galerie Berlin 

 

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.

Jace Clayton: Radical Discounts

Artist Talk
54'54"

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.

12.7.2018, ifa-Galerie Berlin

 

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

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

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