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2011/09/10 12:30 Hrs - 14:30 Hrs
Jacob Holdt: ON SAYING YES
Lecture and Slide show with Jacob Holdt
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen

ON SAYING YES - "The greatest freedom I know is to be able to say yes; the freedom to throw yourself into the arms of every single person you meet. Especially as a vagabond you have the freedom, energy, and time to be fully human toward every individual you meet." Jacob Holdt

Introduction: Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Language: Slide show with English commentary


Artist Talks

2011/09/08 18:30 Hrs
Igor Grubic: Performing on a daily basis, can one man change the world?
Artist´s Discussion with Igor Grubic
zeitraumexit, Mannheim

Solvej Helweg Ovesen, curator of the 4th Fotofestival, in conversation with Igor Grubic.

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2011/09/11 15:00 Hrs - 18:00 Hrs
Artist´s Discussion
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

The artists presented in the individual exhibition sections talk about their works:
Ravi Agarwal, Gohar Dashti, Peter Funch, Alexandros Georgiou, Panos Kokkinias, Boniface Mwangi, Paolo Woods und Yang Yongliang
Mpderation: Katerina Gregos and Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Language: Slide show with English commentary

2011/10/11 19:30 Hrs
Köken Ergun: One is a lonely number
Presentation by Turkish artist Köken Ergun, Berlin, in dialogue with Dr. Christiane Brosius, Professor for Visual and Media Anthropology, Karl Jaspers Centre of Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg.
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Köken Ergun works in the field of visual anthropology and will present several of his films that are all made from an artistic perspective. The filmic focus is on the rituals, the characters, and energies involved in such an event. In his artwork and research Ergun examines the performative side of rituals undertaken by ethnic minorities. Dr. Christiane Brosius, who will take part in a dialogue with Ergun about the themes of his work, is specialized in Media Anthropology, Urban Ethnology as well as Globalization and Migration.

Moderation: Solvej Helweg Ovesen

Language: English

2011/10/26 19:30 Hrs
Lecture and Slide show with Bani Abidi
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Blauer Sammlungsraum

Bani Abidi talks about her artistic practice as it spans a decade of intense social and political upheaval and civil war in Pakistan. She talks about her ideas of sidestepping urgent, sensational and newsworthy realities, to identify moments of everyday life.
The exhibition Role and Ritual at the Kunsthalle Mannheim presents works from her series Karachi - Series 1 from 2009.

Language: English

2011/11/05 19:00 Hrs
Artist´s Discussion with Roger Ballen
Roger Ballen talks about his work
Prinzhorn Collection, Heidelberg

The internationally renowned photographer Roger Ballen, who was honored in Germany with retrospectives at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2007) and the Münchner Stadtmuseum (2010), talks about his works from the series Outland and Shadow Chamber.

Introduction: Katerina Gregos
Language: English

2011/11/06 17:00 Hrs
Artist´s Discussion with Francesco Giusti
Francesco Giusti talks about his work "Sapologie" (2009)

The gentlemen portrayed in the series "Sapologie" (2209) are part of a Congolese subculture of "sapeurs" men who seemingly emulate the archetype of European dandyism to uncanny perfection. Their name comes from the acronym Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élegantes (Society for Atmosphere Setters an Elegant people) as well as the verb "se saper" - to dress up.

2012/03/15 19:00 Hrs
Barbara Metselaar Berthold: THE TALL TALE OF FREEWILL
Artist Talk at Grimm Museum, Fichte Strasse 2, 10967 Berlin

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