Berlin, Gallery Reiner Tisch, October 14 – 30, 2005
Boxhagener Straße 36
10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
open Thursday through Sunday
3 pm – 9 pm
The art exhibition „Click-a-Cliché“ presents young artists from the East and West who confront the problem of representation, stereotype images and phantoms of imaginery power that influence us.
Anika Büssemeier, Mona Filz, Goran Galic, Martin Grega, Alena Meier, Gabor Nagy, Alena Meier, Ania Senkara
Opening: Friday, October 14th 2005, 8 p.m.
Music by krozome 131 (duplikat.org), praha/Berlin
Square-Table Discussions: Saturday, October 15th 2005
moderation: Moritz Gathmann/ Teodora Vasileva
first round, 3 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
theme: “Ostalgia”- Romantisation of the East versus negative-images and anti-images
* Giedre Bartelt, gallery owner, Berlin
* Thomas Möbius, project leader Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin
* Jolanta Kossakowska, editor „Op.Cit“ / Stowarzyszenie Etnografów i Antropologów Kultury “Pasasz Antropologiczny”, Warsaw
* Krzysztof Cibor, editor „Op.Cit“ / Stowarzyszenie Etnografów i Antropologów Kultury “Pasaz Antropologiczny”, Warsaw
* Mona Filz, artists, Berlin
* Alena Meier, photographer, Rostock/Berlin
second round, 5.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
theme: “Re-Invention of the East”
* Lars Nickel, photographer, Berlin
* Zoran Terzic (Tim Köhler), “Balkan Black Box” Filmfestival, Berlin
* Sanna Miericke, photographer group “Im Osten”, Hamburg
* Goran Galic, photographer, Zurich/ Sarajevo
* Achim Hatzius, photographer, Berlin
Artists Talk: Thursday, October 20th 2005, 8 p.m.
Alena Maier, „und“, portraits of Russian artists
Reading and Creative Writing: Friday, Ocotber 21st 2005, 6 p.m.
„ I am right here, behind your prejudices“ with Loesje!
Film Screening I: Saturday, October 22nd 2005, 8 p.m.
Short films presented by moviemiento
Film Screening II: Sunday, October 23rd 2005, 8 p.m.
“Das Land, in dem ich geboren bin” by Marc Becker and Hansi Breier
Film Screening III: Thursday, October 27th 2005, 8 p.m.
“Granica” by Robert Thalheim
Closing: Sunday, October 30th 2005, 6 p.m.
Project presented by Plotki – rumours from around the bloc
In cooperation with:
Gallery Reiner Tisch
Rejs Import – Export: Kultur e.V., Berlin
Pasaz Antroplogiczny, Warsaw
Czech-German Society, Prague
The idea behind Click-a-Cliché
Fifteen years after the breakup of the Soviet Union the people from East and West have moved closer to each other, having at the same time started to form a picture of who their neighbors are, and what it means to be a part of an increasingly condensed geopolitical space. East and West by all means possess a distinctive awareness of each other. However, this approximation is not at all of an innocent nature, as we can see by the extensive use of stereotypes, which get reproduced in great numbers via all electronic media. Images, which at first instance make an intermediation at all possible, always run the risk of adopting an iconic function. How to possibly avoid this medial conditionality, how to deconstruct it? How can we create contexts, which counter ideological predeterminations?
The exhibition with the title “Click-a-Cliché” aims at presenting young artists from East and West, who energetically confront the problem of representation, the phantoms and the configurations of power, which influence them. By assembling young artistic positions from Eastern Europe, the exhibition aims not only at presenting their strategies, but also at contributing to the perpetual revision and creation of images of our common European cultural sphere. Only from an understanding of differences and by acknowledging the diversity of images, can a vivid Europe emerge.
Through a call for entries at eastern European Art Institutes we selectively collect artwork from young artists, which will be shown in the exhibition “Click-a-Cliché” at the Gallery Reiner Tisch from 14th till 30th of October. The focus lies on the artistic approach in connection with a far-reaching cultural space and its (imaginative) intercultural boarders, which express themselves most notably through the dichotomy East/West. Accompanying the exhibition an international workshop will take place on the 15th and 16th of October, which will approach the topic by means of concrete examples in cooperation with the magazine PLOTKI. The workshop aims at offering a platform for a productive exchange of experiences between young journalists, cultural- and social scientists, photographers and artists and to create new networks for intercultural work.
Plotki – rumours from around the bloc