Decolonial strategies, collaborative working methods and memory culture
Talk with Anna Ehrenstein and Jeanne-Ange Wagne
As part of the opening of the new artist space Anna Ehrenstein. Protest Practice / Tupamaras Technophallus
On the artists’ space:
Fluid body images and identities, the relationship between humans and technology, capitalism and new forms of resistance and activism. Anna Ehrenstein focuses on virulent themes in our society as if through a burning glass. Her futuristic-looking visual worlds and video works have a shrill and challenging effect. On display are fitness equipment combined with monitors, photographs extended into the space and textile sculptures. In the exhibited works, Ehrenstein makes queer-feminist perspectives visible, incorporating people from various fields of knowledge, including a cultural activist, a music duo and a dance collective from Bogotá.
About the people:
Anna Ehrenstein studied photography and media art in Germany and attended curatorial courses in Valetta, Malta and Lagos, Nigeria. In 2022 she received the INITIAL grant for artistic mediation with her work for Conviviality, in 2021 the research grant of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin and in 2020 the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020 for “New Documentary Film Strategies” with her work Tools for Conviviality. She has worked for the educational program BB10 curated by Gabi Ngcobo and curated exhibitions for the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg. In 2019, she received a DAAD scholarship for a research semester in Bogotá, Colombia. She recently exhibited at the Ural Biennale in Yekaterinburg, the Lagos Biennale in Lagos and at KOW Berlin, Office Impart, the C/O Berlin Foundation, the Kunstraum Kreuzberg, the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken and the Kunstverein Braunschweig, among others.
Jeanne-Ange Wagne is an art historian, art educator and creative practitioner who conducts artistic research into (German) memory culture, colonial history and colonial provenance research. As a freelance art mediator, she regularly offers critical mediation formats for the public program of cultural and art institutions, most recently for the “Dekoloniale,” the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the 12th Berlin Biennale, as well as for the Akademie der Künste Berlin. She also works for the German branch of the transnational research project “The Restitution of Knowledge,” based at the Department of Modern Art History at the Technical University of Berlin, where she co-curated and coordinated the event series “KuK-Tuesdays: Dislocation” in 2022-2023.
Fig.: Jeanne-Ange Wagne and Anna Ehrenstein
Friday, 15.03.202407.45 PM
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