correct me if i'm critical

correct me if i’m critical

11 September – 2 November 2010

correct me if i’m critical is an exhibition program that aims to question how critical knowledge is approached, produced, and positioned by artistic practices today. Referring to the Scandinavian and German traditions of political correctness, correct me if i’m critical takes its institutional framework and support structures (Swedish Embassy, Berlin and other venues included into the program) as a contextual base, and investigates the possibilities of contemporarizing Hannah Arendth’s terms “agent” and “action”.

By distinguishing action (praxis) from fabrication (poiesis), linking it to freedom and plurality, and showing its connection to speech and remembrance, correct me if i’m critical takes a critical position, and proposes to experience being an agent of her/his/your existence, as one who simultaneously has the ability to make choices and impose those choices onto the world. It develops an eclectic approach by experimenting at the different levels of interaction between blogging and curating, media and content as well as personal and public. As an alternative form of exhibition, it is composed of an ‘exhibition ground’, solo presentations, event based discussions, performances, screenings, and Summer Studio / August 2010, a discussion and production unit.

EXHIBITION GROUND – FELLESHUSET + NEST (11 September-2 November)
Olof Dreijer & Mt. Sims, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Annika Eriksson, Unni Gjertsén, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Goran Hassanpour, Gülsün Karamustafa, Daniel Knorr, Diana Orwing, Marion von Osten, Jennie Sundén & Asa Norberg, Slavs and Tatars , Viron Vert, Florian Zeyfang
And Markus Degerman

SUMMER STUDIO / August 2010 @ Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum / KUNSTrePUBLIK with contributions from Judith Raum, Aykan Safoğlu, Markus Li Stensrud (Studio Resident –supported by OCA) , Egemen Demirci

ATTACHMENTS: Viron Vert (10 September-2 November 2010) / Galerie Opdahl Berlin, Nilbar Güreş & Nathalie Djurberg (11-18 September 2010) / Supportico Lopez, Jens Haaning’s “Turkish Jokes” / Reichenbergerstr. 177 (Möbel Olfe) 16:00-20.00, Markus Degerman (28 October -13 November) / Program e.V.

PLATFORMS: Basso, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Motto

Curated by Adnan Yıldız
Organised by Swedish Embassy Berlin In colla. with Konstfästen, Västra Götalandsregionen
Press mareike.roper@foreign.ministry.se
Sponsors Swedish Art Council, Stiftelsen framtidens kultur
Thanks to Apartman Projesi, OCA, and IASPIS

CRITICAL CALENDAR
10 September 2010 / Opening @ Galerie Opdahl Berlin 19.00
11 September 2010 Opening @ Supportico Lopez 17.00 & NEST 19.00
12 September 2010 / Opening @ Felleshuset 14.00
5 October 2010 / Discussion & Publication Launch @ Motto 17.00
28 October 2010 / Exhibition of the Exhibition Opening @ Program
30 October 2010 / Finissage @Ballhaus Naunynstrasse 18.00

VENUES
Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften Berlin

Rauchstr. 1 D-10787 Berlin
Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm Weekend 11 am to 4 pm
www.nordischebotschaften.org

Nest
Speise- & Schankwirtschaft
Görlitzer Str. 52 10997 Berlin
Mo-So: ab 10:00 Uhr
cafenest.de

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum / KUNSTrePUBLIK
Summer Studio August 2010

www.skulpturenpark.org

Galerie Opdahl Berlin
Lindenstrasse 35 / 10969 Berlin
Tue-Sat 11:00AM-6:00PM
www.galerienhaus.com

PROGRAM e.V.
Invalidenstraße 115 10115 Berlin
Tuesday – Saturday 2-7pm
www.programonline.de

Supportico Lopez
Graefestr. 9 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Tuesday – Saturday, 2 – 7pm
www.supporticolopez.com

Ballhaus Naunynstrasse
Naunynstr. 27, 10997 Berlin

www.ballhausnaunynstrasse.de

Basso
www.basso-berlin.de

Motto
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof 10997 Berlin
Monday – Saturday: 12h-20h
www.mottodistribution.com

www.correctmeifimcritical.org


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