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No. 25—2022

MÉLANGE

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After this town, after this hill, after this tree

Ege Okal

Info: Ege Okay (*1990, lives in New York) is a young Turkish artist who explores the qualities of violence, space, gender, language and memories in her often cinematic works. For her first solo exhibition in Germany, she presents a new version of the video work TouristTourist (2019–ongoing) is a trilogy of short films and focused on the levels of ethnographic gaze, non-human sound and moving image. Okal investigates culturally and socially significant public spaces and spectacles occupied or dominated by a patriarchal body economy. She has selected these sites for their physical and mental proximity and belonging. The places are: Istanbul, a city where Okal used to live; rural America, a place where the artist lives temporarily; and Brasilia, a project city to which she does not belong and which she has only visited as a tourist. Okal captured all of this with Super 8mm film, which was widely used for home movies in the 1960s to capture micro-histories of social language. She combined the sound of extinct and endangered species with the sound of places.

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Courage. Ukrainian Pictures, that Encourage. Your Pictures, that Encourage

Initiated by Nora Riediger & Marie Gentges

Info: When devastated by aggression, violence and destruction, where to find confidence? The exhibition Courage. Ukrainian Pictures, that Encourage intends to show just that: photographs of Ukraine – the country, its life, cities, culture and people – as they sadly are hardly known in Germany. Those fond memories that no one can ever take away and which therefore serve as guideposts – for the future after the war, but also for what liberal democratic societies necessarily must stand up for, as peace and freedom, alas, can never be taken for granted.

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Events

After this town, after this hill, after this tree

Fr — 8. Juli 2022 18:00 Uhr

Ege Okal

Info: Ege Okay (*1990, lives in New York) is a young Turkish artist who explores the qualities of violence, space, gender, language and memories in her often cinematic works. For her first solo exhibition in Germany, she presents a new version of the video work TouristTourist (2019–ongoing) is a trilogy of short films and focused on the levels of ethnographic gaze, non-human sound and moving image. Okal investigates culturally and socially significant public spaces and spectacles occupied or dominated by a patriarchal body economy. She has selected these sites for their physical and mental proximity and belonging. The places are: Istanbul, a city where Okal used to live; rural America, a place where the artist lives temporarily; and Brasilia, a project city to which she does not belong and which she has only visited as a tourist. Okal captured all of this with Super 8mm film, which was widely used for home movies in the 1960s to capture micro-histories of social language. She combined the sound of extinct and endangered species with the sound of places.

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Courage. Ukrainian Pictures, that Encourage. Your Pictures, that Encourage

Do — 4. August 2022 18:00—21:00 Uhr

Initiated by Nora Riediger & Marie Gentges

Info: When devastated by aggression, violence and destruction, where to find confidence? The exhibition Courage. Ukrainian Pictures, that Encourage intends to show just that: photographs of Ukraine – the country, its life, cities, culture and people – as they sadly are hardly known in Germany. Those fond memories that no one can ever take away and which therefore serve as guideposts – for the future after the war, but also for what liberal democratic societies necessarily must stand up for, as peace and freedom, alas, can never be taken for granted. To this end, we ask you, who had to leave Ukraine – your home – under the attack against freedom, democracy and self-determination, to share photos of your fond memories for this exhibition. Please submit your photos here → / deadline: June 5 2022.

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