Wanda Dubrau | Mascha Fehse & Valentina Karga | Pantea Lachin | Jinran Ha & Johanna Käthe Michel | Angelika Nguyen | Nguyễn Phương Thanh | Andrea Pichl | Phạm Minh Đức | Karla Sachse | Daniele Tognozzi
With contributions from: hausgemeinschaft k12 – hirschhof | Nguyễn + Transitory | Kerstin Möller | Aymi Trần – Vinaphunu | Jochen Wisotzki u.a.
An exhibition of Prater Galerie hosted by ACUD Galerie | Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin
Vernissage: 6– 9pm, 19/11/21 | with a performance from 7:30pm by Nguyễn + Transitory
Opening hours: Weds–Sun, 12–19pm
For the exhibition the 2G rule (vaccinated, recovered) applies. Please be aware that we are obliged to record your details for contact tracing.
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gegen\archive: wer bleibt wo addresses the post-socialist city as a living archive, one that materially registers countless structural and everyday acts, affecting what – and who – belongs where. The exhibition moves between the traces, gaps, and silences in East Berlin and beyond left by the legacies of state socialist property structures, the GDR-Vietnam ‘contract worker’ Treaty, and decades of capitalist-neoliberal transformation and rupture. Three generations of exhibiting artists draw on aesthetic and (counter)-archival practices at work within and beyond the dominant urban archive – practices that may involve gathering, mapping, documenting, mourning loss, intervening, disseminating, or simply claiming space and holding it.
The exhibited works are accountable to resilient networks and economies of mutual support that do not necessarily overlap, are not only local, and that challenge the relationship between centre and periphery. Through this, gegen\archive: wer bleibt wo hopes to contribute towards shifting and consolidating conversations, constellations, and imaginaries of urban activisms. The question “Who does the city belong to?” is expanded by a further question: “…and who takes care of it?”
Fri, 19/11/2021, 6–9pm | Vernissage | with a performance by Jinran Ha & Johanna Käthe Michel 19:00h
Sun, 21/11/2021, 3–4pm | Exhibition tour
Sat, 27/11/2021, 2–4pm | Talk and film screening | with Hoài Thu Loos and Aymi Trần | Vinaphunu, Schönfließerstr. 7, 10439 Berlin
Sat, 27/11/2021, 5–7pm | Open neighbourhood meeting | with Kieztreffen Pankow
Sat, 04/12/2021, 2–4pm | Lücken Lesen | Urban walk | by Karla Sachse
Sat, 15/01/2022, 6–8:30pm | Viet Duc Geschichten | Short film screening and discussion | with filmmakers Duc Ngo Ngoc, Trang Nguyen a.o. | Moderation: Angelika Nguyen
Sat, 22/01/2022, 3–5pm | Die Orte leben | Performance, conversation, festival | by Wanda Dubrau | together with RettetDasColosseum and Vinaphunu
Sat, 29/01/2022, 3–4pm | Exhibition tour
Sun, 30/01/2022, from 3pm | Finissage | with performances by Phạm Minh Đức & Kerstin Möller and Nguyễn + Transitory
Most events require registration in advance. For details on registration, languages/whisper translations, COVID-19, see event descriptions.
gegen\archive: wer bleibt wo is the first exhibition of the municipal Prater Galerie in 14 years. Prater has existed as a place for culture, art and lively exchange between various scenes since 1852, including contemporary art exhibitions from 1967 to 2007. Preparations are currently underway for the gallery’s reopening. While construction work continues, Prater Galerie will be guest at further institutions and places in Berlin. The exhibition gegen\archive: wer bleibt wo is kindly hosted by ACUD Galerie and is organised by Sonja Hornung with the curatorial advice of Lena Johanna Reisner.
Prater Galerie is a municipal institution of the Department of Art and Culture, Office for Further Education and Culture of the Municipal Office of Pankow in Berlin. It is led by Lena Prents.