Category: Discussion

In Search of Archives
Contemporary Approaches to the Past


23-26.01.2019

The conference and exhibition “En quête d’archives / In Search of Archives” inquires into contemporary notions and practices of the archive in postcolonial constellations. While the state of archives in former colonial settings is continuously marked by limited access, dispersed documents and repressed histories, contemporary art and research have been opening various ways of appropriating, (re)collecting and rendering visible the diverse traces and memories, creating new meanings of the past for the present and the future.

Ines Schaber,
Notes on Archives


19.10.2018

Notes on Archives is a series of publications by artist Ines Schaber about archives and the practices we conduct in relation to them. Produced over the course of more than ten years, the publications feature a series of case studies, research, concrete projects, and reflections on the questions and problems that image archives pose today.

Il deserto e il mare
(The desert and the sea), 2007


08.09.2018

That relation between us, or among us follows bodies on the move, their action, retracing displacements and transitions, but also those passages from one place to another constituted by acts of translation. The programme recovers some of those moments recorded by the camera: it examines the process of an “experimental archaeology of the present”; it exposes diachronies, the shifts between different border regimes, the continuities of power and the subjectivities that resist it. The programme reconstructs transnational counter-histories as they emerge from the productions and practices of “minor”, decolonial, accented cinemas: they oppose the fiction of an ever-present migration emergency – an “emergency” produced and perpetuated by European policies that make people illegal, by borderisation and spectacularisation mechanisms, and which goes from one “crisis” to the next.

Imagining the Future:
The Arab World in the Aftermath of Revolution


09-10.06.2018

Following the uprisings in the Arab world, a wave of counter-revolutions has exacerbated internal repression, intensified by the active intervention of international powers. The material as well as the immaterial damages are immense. The setbacks are not only felt in the short term but fundamentally affect the very notions and representations of a future. Before the Arab revolutions, visions of the future tended to regard dictatorships as ultimately transitory episodes. Even though some of the expectations have been fulfilled, this did not pave the way to new horizons. Rather, the curtain has been brought down on a political era that once promised a bright future.

RAB–RAB
Press


20.11.2015

An evening to present the latest issue of Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art, edited by Sezgin Boynik and Gregoire Rousseau and the activities of Rab-Rab Press. The journal was introduced by the editors and several contributors discussed the contents.

Make Yourself
Available


23.10.2015

Presentation of Annette Weisser’s artist book Make Yourself Available is published in connection with two of her recent solo exhibitions. On the occasion of the launch, the artist discusses Susanne Weiß, Ursula Schöndeling, and trauma therapist Gabriele Baring.

Mathilde ter Heijne
Performing Change


24.09.2015

Performing Change by Mathilde ter Heijne. Book launch and conversation with the artist and Michael Birchall, Vanessa Gravenor, Amy Patton, Janne Schäfer, Santiago da Silva, and Sophia Trollmann. On display two the artist: Women To Go and I Got the Sun in the Morning.

Judith Raum
eser


15.09.2015

Book launch with a conversation between the artist Judith Raum and art historian Sabeth Buchmann. eser is a comprehensive publication on Judith Raum’s work and includes essays by Sabeth Buchmann, Alexander García Düttman, Suzanne Marchand, and Iz Öztat.

Lieux de Mémoire
and Desire


05.09.2015 – 13.09.2015

Book launch of Maya Schweizer’s artist’s book with a conversation between the artist, Volker Pantenburg and Moritz Scheper. The publication was edited by Maya Schweizer and Moritz Scheper. A selection of the films featured in the book will be on view at Archive Kabinett.

Deimantas Narkevičius
Da Capo


20.07.2015 – 06.08.2015

Book Launch of Deimantas Narkevičius. Da Capo: Fifteen Films, a comprehensive overview of the filmmaker’s work. Conversation between the artist and Boris Buden. A selection of the films featured within the book were on view at Archive Kabinett.

Summer Winter East
West by Martin Beck


05.06.2015

A presentation by Martin Beck. In conjunction with the release of the publication Summer Winter East West by Martin Beck followed by a conversation between Christina von Rotenhan and the artist. Edited by Sabine Rusterholz Petko and Christina von Rotenhan.

Visionary Archive
Festival


21.05.2015 – 31.05.2015

Festival presenting projects from five localities at Arsenal Cinema, Archive Kabinett and Scriptings. Visionary Archive is a collaborative translocal experiment: phases and facets of African cinema are researched in Cairo, Khartoum, Johannesburg, Bissau and Berlin.

FRANK
Conversations


18.05.2015

Project launch of Conversations by the queer-feminist platform FRANK. A series of online distributed dialogues and interviews with artists and theorists who address the politics of art, gender and sexuality. With a conversation between Ester Fleckner and Renate Lorenz.

Der Standpunkt
der Aufnahme


13.03.2014

Presentation of the book Der Standpunkt der Aufnahme – Point of View: Perspectives of political film and video work. And discussions between the editor Tobias Hering, Achim Lengerer and Chiara Figone. The reader emerged from an ongoing program series at the Arsenal cinema.

Editing
the Collective


14.12.2013

The sixth evening in the series of “Formate des Wir” by the nGbK with a discussion with Dan Kidner. Screenings of short examples from the film collectives London Women’s Film Group, Berwick Street Film Collective and Cinema Action will accompany the discussion.

Joshua Simon
Neomaterialism


10.09.2013

The Berlin launch of Joshua Simon’s new book. A discussion will take place between curator Julia Moritz, artist Caleb Waldorf and writer and editor Federica Bueti and the author. An open conversation follows afterwards. Published by Sternberg Press.

Warren Neidich
Berlin Works


08.09.2013

Book presentation of Berlin Works: The Noologist’s Handbook and Other Art Experiments. Followed by a discussion between the author, art and art researcher Warren Neidich and professor of modern and contemporary art history John Welchman.

Hello Comrade
Artists!


25.01.2013

Screening of Der subjektive Faktor by Helke Sander and Scuola senza fine by Adriana Monti followed by a discussion with Karolin Meunier and Susanne M. Winterling. Organised by Archive, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Romana Schmalisch and Robert Schlicht.

Reisestipendiumsvideo
Travel Stipend Video


14.12.2012 – 21.12.2012

Presentation of Artistic Supplement by Peter Müller and Others. Parts of the supplement will be presented and discussed further by Peter Müller and Marina Vishmidt, with a comment by David Bennewith. The video will be on display at Archive Kabinett until December 21st.

Journal of Aesthetics
& Protest


22.06.2012

Presentation of the 8th issue of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest (Winter 2011) that deals with the subject of Grassroots Modernism. Accompanied by a discussion and reading together with Chris Lee, Ultra-red and Marc Herbst.