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Claude Gomis & Saskia Köbschall. Laboratorium der Solidarität

8 Oct 2016 – 1 Oct 2017

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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The project Laboratorium der Solidarität explores past and present methods of solidaritywith the fight against racialized forms of oppression.

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It takes Marzahn-Hellersdorf residents’ memories of former GDR solidarity movements (e.g. with the Civil Rights and Anti-Apartheid movements and the people of Vietnam) as its starting point. While the GDR placed great emphasis on the importance of a worldwide anti-racist struggle and education, it systematically denied the existence of racism “at home”. The project aims to emphasize the importance of self-reflective and critical methods of solidarity in the framework of Marzahn-Hellersdorf’s changing political, visual and discursive landscape. In this way the particularities of the borough’s specific history and current socio-cultural contexts might generate new forms of coexistence relevant beyond its boundaries.

Images found during the research will be installed on a footbridge above the Kaulsdorf-Nord Underground Station (U5). 

Laboratorium der Solidarität is a collaborative project between Dakar-born, New York City-based artist Claude Gomis and Berlin-born anthropologist and curator Saskia Köbschall.

 

Read more about the project "Mitte in der Pampa [The Middle in Nowhere] - Art in the Underground 2016/17"

Exhibiting artists

Saskia Köbschall

Claude Gomis

Organised by

Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V.

Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V.

Berlin, Germany

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