Worin unsere Stärke besteht – Fünfzig Künstlerinnen aus der DDR, Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien
The exhibition features my Animadok film WEGZAUBERN from 2015.
Opening 02/09, 5:00–10:00 pm
The exhibition Worin unsere Stärke besteht (“Where our strength lies”), curated by artist Andrea Pichl, shows the work of fifty women artists from three different generations who were born in the GDR (German Democratic Republic). Working with different media and diverse genres, the artists investigate complex themes, producing works that defy categorisation, and that cannot be reduced to a single aesthetic or subject. Some of the artists were already active during the GDR period. The exhibition does not address any narrative relating to the GDR, nor does it historicise art from the GDR. Rather, it opens out to artists’ biographies, approaching the question of how lived experience influences artistic thematic preoccupations. A small number of the works exhibited were produced during the GDR period.
The exhibition is accompanied by a program of events and a collection of texts.
Curator: Andrea Pichl
Curatorial assistance: Sylvia Sadzinski
Tina Bara, Ina Bierstedt, Antje Blumenstein, Peggy Buth, Nadja Buttendorf, Yvon Chabrowski, Annedore Dietze, Künstlerinnengruppe Erfurt, Else Gabriel, Katrin Glanz, Henriette Grahnert, Jana Gunstheimer, Sabine Herrmann, Elke Hopfe, Margret Hoppe, Beate Hornig, Uta Hünniger, Lisa Junghanß, Christina Kral, Betina Kuntzsch, Ulrike Kuschel, Alex Lebus, Ingeborg Lockemann, Wiebke Loeper, Jana Müller, Ulrike Mundt, Henrike Naumann/Susanne Rische, Helga Paris, Andrea Pichl, Katja Pudor, Franziska Reinbothe, Inken Reinert, Sabine Reinfeld, Sophie Reinhold, Ricarda Roggan, Jenny Rosemeyer, Christine Schlegel, Luise Schröder, Wenke Seemann, Gabriele Stötzer, Erika Stürmer-Alex, Anett Stuth, Ulrike Theusner, Manuela Warstat, Suse Weber, Saskia Wendland, Kristin Wenzel, Eva Wilde, Karla Woisnitza/Ingartan und Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt
Essays by curators, art historians, and artists from the GDR are republished in a collection of texts and contextualize the exhibition: Angelika Richter, Dr. Hiltrud Ebert, Elske Rosenfeld, Charlotte Misselwitz, Else Gabriel, and Suse Weber.
Thursday, 08/09, 7:00 pm
Jana Hensel in conversation with Andrea Pichl and Else Gabriel
Thursday, 22/09, 7:00 pm
The Dark Side of the GDR – scenic reading with Grit Diaz de Arce and Bibiana Malay
Thursday, 28/09, 7:00 pm
Katharina Warda reads from Der Ort, aus dem ich komme, heißt Dunkeldeutschland
Thursday, 06/10, 7:00 pm
Film screening Fünf Sterne (D 2017, Director: Annekatrin Hendel)
Thursday, 13/10, 7:00 pm
Film screening Partisan (D 2018, Directors: Adama Ulrich, Lutz Pehnert, Matthias Ehlert)
Thursday, 20/10, 7:00 pm
Katja Lange-Müller reads from “Drehtür”
Sunday, 30/10, 7:00 pm
Film screening Im Stillen laut (D 2019, Director: Therese Koppe) and conversation with Therese Koppe, Erika Stürmer-Alex and Christine Müller-Stosch
Before each event, a tour of the exhibition will take place at 6:00 pm with the curator Andrea Pichl.