Meetings 2023

December 12, 2023: at the exhibition Bad Mother with artists Niina Lehtonen Braun and Antje Engelmann and curator Katharina Schilling at Haus am Lützowplatz


Following on from the titular work "The Bad Mother" by Louise Bourgeois, the group exhibition artistically explores the expectations placed on motherhood. With mothers who are too selfish, too sexy, too self-sacrificing, too „motherly“. With mothers who do not fulfill their own expectations and whose life reality is a continuum between self-sacrifice and self-assertion. The exhibition brings together works beyond the clichéd image of family happiness and the eternally mildly smiling mother as is still prevalent not only in depictions of the supermother Mary, but also in social media images.


Afterwards christmas party with gifts and DJ-set by Alma Alooro.


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November 20, 2023: at the exhibition Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of with artists Silja Yvette, Ximena Ferrer Pizarro, Janne Höltermann, Daniela Medina Poch, Marie Rief and Emma Wilson at Galerie weisser elefant


With Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of, the professionalization programme presents the final exhibition of its 33rd year. The group exhibition is a cooperation with the Department of Art, Culture and History of the Berlin-Mitte district and was curated by Laure Catugier and Hannah Kruse.


The exhibition encourages people to question existing systems and develop potential for transformation.


Afterwards dinner together at Chen Che.


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October 6, 2023: at the exhibition Mixed Signals with artist Bianca Kennedy and curator Clara Meister at Martin Gropius Bau


Mixed Signals explores the fascinating relationship between artificial intelligence, non-human communication systems and our human perception of these systems.  While artificial intelligence is often seen as a symbol of our alienation from nature, this series of watercolors and AR works reveals unexpected ways to think about different form of intelligence in flora and fauna and how to engage with them. 


Afterwards dinner together at Amrit.


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June 6, 2023: at the exhibition Soil Conversation with curators Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa and Nisha Merit at Galerie im Körnerpark


Soil Conversation presents nine artistic propositions from South Africa and Germany, looking at the granularity of soil as material, our relationship to the ground on which we build life on and soil as bearer of memory, identity and speculative futures. 

The exhibition connects two geographical points in Galerie im Körnerpark in Berlin and Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa. Soil Conversations unfolds itself rhizomatically through the sharing of curatorial and artistic processes on the project website, the two physical exhibitions and through textual engagements of writers from both cities. 


Afterwards summer closing event at Körnerpark .


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May 16, 2023: at the exhibition THEATRUM RADIX by artist Marlene Bart at Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin


Virtual natural order between art and science: Is there a natural "order of things?"

 To answer this question, humans have created a wide variety of visual systems that promise orientation and security. The virtual reality installation Theatrum Radix by artist Marlene Bart encourages us to examine this certainty in the context of the limits of visual and spatial perception. Bart transforms the auditorium of the historic anatomical theater into a walk-in encyclopedia that combines glass and plastic objects created by the artist, natural history collection items and their virtual counterparts.


Afterwards dinner together at Ristorante Cinque.


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April 15, 2023: with Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse at Contemporary And (C&)


The two C& co-founders Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse spoke about the ideas and challenges of the fast-growing platform. 


Founded in 2013, Contemporary And (C&) is a platform that reflects and connects ideas and discourses about contemporary art. Rooted in an ever-growing network of creative voices from around the world, C& presents content, develops educational formats and projects online, offline and in-between.


Afterwards dinner together at Cay Tre Quan.


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March 23, 2023: at the exhibition HAUT  Hülle, Organ Archiv with artists Yvon Chabrowski, Manja Ebert and Ivonne Theinat and curator Katharina Koch at Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Zitadelle Spandau


The two C& co-founders Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse spoke about the ideas and challenges of the fast-growing platform. The exhibition presents works by women artists based in Berlin who explore the thematic complexity of skin. This makes the interweaving of e.g. sexism, racism, classism, ageism visible, bears witness to individual and collective archiving practices and, as sensual, resitant and at the same time vulnerable organ, becomes the starting point for artistic analysis. In this way, the exhibition counters the male-dominated location - the Citadel - with feminist counter-narratives. 


Afterwards dinner together at La Bottega da Franco.


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February 11, 2023: Exchange meeting with Hettie Judah at Café mittendrin


Hettie Judah came to Berlin during her Europe tour with her books "How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents)" (Lund Humphries, 25 September) and "Lapidarium" (John Murray/ Penguin, 27 October) and we talked about the topic of mothers/parents in the art world.


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February 7, 2023: at the exhibition A F T E R L I V E S by artist Nnenna Onuoha at Galerie im Turm


Artist Nnenna Onuoha and curator Helen-Sophie Mayr shared insights into their work and into the exhibition. We watched three of Nnenna Onuohas video works shown in the exhibition together.


Afterwards dinner together at KONG.


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