Jan Peter Hammer, Die Balkone 2020
© Jan Peter Hammer, Die Balkone 2020

© Jan Peter Hammer, Die Balkone 2020

Evening Conversation with Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Joanna Warsza

14.04.2021
18:00 - 19:00 Uhr

The evening conversations are casual discussion groups that take place regularly at Prater Digital. Members of the advisory board for the future of the Prater and people from the gallery’s surroundings meet colleagues and friends in the digital spaces with whom no physical discussions are possible at the moment. They exchange views not only on the future of the Prater, but also on current challenges and cultural policy issues, or on the exhibition program of the Prater Galerie.

The curators Johanna Warsza and Övül Ö Durmusoglu present the second edition of “The Balconies 2, Scratching the Surface”. An exhibition in the windows and on the balconies in Prenzlauer Berg, from April 30th to May 02nd, 2021. One year after exhibition visits in galleries and museums are still only possible to a limited extent, they talk about questions of creating and experiencing art under the conditions of the pandemic.

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Övül Ö. Durmusoglu

Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is mentor and program co-leader in the Graduate School in University of the Arts in Berlin and a visiting professor for Art and Discourse in Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig. In the past, Övül was curator for Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz; curator/director for YAMA public screen in Istanbul; artisticdirector for the Sofia Contemporary 2013 ‘Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground’. She curated the programs of the 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennials; coordinated and organized different programs and events at Maybe Education and Public Programs for dOCUMENTA (13). She has very recently co-initiated “Die Balkone: Life, Art, Pandemic and Proximity” together with Joanna Warsza in windows and balconies of Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg where they both live. With her writing Övül contributes to different publications, online platforms and magazines such as Texte zur Kunst and Frieze.

Joanna Warsza

Joanna Warsza is a Program Director of Curator Lab at Konstfack University of Artsin Stockholm, and an independent curator interested in how art functions politically and socially outside the white cubes. She was the Artistic Director of Public Art Munich 2018, curator of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and associate curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale among others. In Spring 2020 together with Övül Ö. Durmusoglu she co-initiated Die Balkone. Life, art, pandemic and proximity in windows and balconies of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, where they both live.