Vor dem Hintergrund der Umwälzungen des Jahres 2022 und den sich daraus ergebenden Entwicklungen, von der Energiekrise
30 September - 2 October 2021, daily 11 am - 9 pm
Barenboim-Said Akademie, Französische Straße 33, 10117 Berlin
Abdo Shanan was born in Algeria to an Algerian mother and a Sudanese father. When he was nine, he moved with his family to Libya, where he would spend 18 years of his life convincing himself that he was Algerian, while his father kept insisting that he was Sudanese. At the age of 28, Shanan decided to make Algeria his home, and it was then that he began to question his idea of belonging.
“I began to feel like I was an island in the middle of a society with which I didn’t have as much in common as I thought I did.”—How is it possible for an island to exist in the middle of an ocean? Is it because the island’s dry soil is strong enough to impose itself against the water surrounding it, or is the ocean merely tolerating the presence and existence of the island? Or is it a relationship of compromise in which both sides renounce part of their claim to the other in order to co-exist?
Dry is about all the “islands” Shanan has encountered throughout the past years: Lamia, who had left Algeria for France at the age of six and had been visiting each summer until she reached adulthood and her relationship with Algerian society became more complex. Or M’mmar, who has been living in the diaspora for 45 years and who will only return to die and be buried in Algeria, “because it is good to die there.” With Dry, Abdo Shanan wants to make the viewers feel uncomfortable and uneasy. He wants us to doubt what we have been told about belonging and national identities—for what do these social constructs mean anyway?
30 September, 5 pm
Renowned photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, who exhibited during the Edward W. Said Days 2019, introduces the artist of this year’s exhibition, Abdo Shanan and initiates a conversation between Abdo Shanan and the curator, Walid Aidoud.
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7. Juli bis zum 31. Oktober 2022
Domstift Brandenburg, Dommuseum, Burghof 10, 14776 Brandenburg / Havel
Pünktlich zum Ferienbeginn öffnete am 7. Juli eine Sonderausstellung für Kinder und ihre Familien: Illustrationen aus der arabischen Welt | Eine Wanderausstellung der Internationalen Jugendbibliothek, München zu Gast am Dom St. Peter und Paul
Die Stiftung Internationale
9. September bis 15. Oktober 2022
Galerie Mond, Bleibtreustr. 17 / Ecke Mommsenstr., 10629 Berlin
Unter dem Titel „The Language of Existence“ zeigt die Galerie Mond vom 09.09. bis
15.10.2022 die saudische Künstlerin Lulwah Al Homoud und gibt mit ihr gleichzeitig
eine Idee von der saudischen Kunstszene, die lange Zeit in der westlichen Welt nicht
bekannt war. Die saudische
12. Oktober 2022, 18:30 Uhr
DAFG-Geschäftsstelle Friedrichstr. 185, 10117 Berlin
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