Werkleitz Jubiläums Festival 2013

Utopien
vermeiden

News

30. 09. 2014
Katalog Release bei Revolver in Berlin

We are very happy to announce the official release of our festival catalogue Utopien vermeiden (published in July, 2014) on October 15 in Berlin. Everyone is more than welcome to join the presentation of our festival publication at 7 pm in the show room of Revolver Publishing. On this occasion we additionally show a mini selection of our festival films once again.

Florian Wüst:
Mit beiden Füßen auf der Erde, DIE WAAGE/Loriot, BRD 1959, 3 min
Teilweise von mir – Ein Volksstück, Hellmuth Costard, BRD 1973, 55 min (Ausschnitt: 15 min)

Stefanie Schulte Strathaus:
Serious Ladies, Susanne Sachsse, D 2013, 21 min

Revolver Publishing 
Vice Versa Distribution GmbH
Immanuelkirchstr. 12 
D-10405 Berlin

Order:
info@werkleitz.de (8,00 € plus shipping costs)
You can still order our festival magazine (published in October, 2013) for free.

Exhibition
Exhibition
Salwa Aleryani YE
Kuratorin Sarah Rifky UK/EG
Exhibition
Egemen Demirci TR
Kurator Adnan Yıldız DE/TR
Exhibition
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané ES
Kurator Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer DE
Exhibition
Loretta Fahrenholz DE
Kuratorin Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz DE
Exhibition
Sven Johne DE
Kuratorin Annegret Laabs DE
Exhibition
Bálint Szombathy RS/HU
Kurator Stephen Kovats CA/DE
Exhibition
Kader Attia FR
Kurator Martin Hartung DE
Exhibition
Yin-Ju Chen TW
Kurator Anselm Franke DE
Exhibition
Peggy Buth DE
Kurator Hans D. Christ
Kuratorin Iris Dressler Neuss
Exhibition
Tamás Kaszás HU
Kurator Martin Conrads
Exhibition
Nasan Tur DE
Kurator René Block DE
Kuratorin Barbara Heinrich DE
Exhibition
Barbara Caveng CH/DE
Kurator Paolo Bianchi CH
Exhibition
Christian von Borries DE
Kuratorin Inke Arns DE

Technikhalle Holzplatz 1

Concept

Werkleitz was founded in 1993 at a period of enormous upheaval. The fall of the Wall and the collapse of the East European dictatorships lead to a euphoric embrace of democracy that shone outward far beyond Europe. At the same time, the World Wide Web began establishing itself as the key technology of a future that seemed to promise open communication between all people. This mood of optimism and renewal was reflected in the founding of Werkleitz as a collective with flat hierarchies and shared curatorship engaging with collaborative partners Europe-wide.

In the early 1990s however the finance markets were also deregulated. The nation state began withdrawing from its role as the central and sovereign architect of society by giving way to the imperative to cut government spending. Economic pressure and the associated fears have given rise to antidemocratic movements in many European countries. The dream of European unity is vanishing. For Werkleitz, the 20th anniversary is an occasion to reflect on these contradictory tendencies. 20 curators and theoreticians have been invited to propose and discuss new works shown along an exhibition path as well as in film and performance programmes. A symposium will be held in Halle to accompany the exhibition. The title Utopien vermeiden (Avoiding Utopias) is derived from the neon letters of the same name by Martin Conrath from the first Werkleitz exhibition from 1993 and signals the ambivalence of these last 20 years.

Special screening
Sun. 13. 10. 18:00
Kurator Anselm Franke DE
Film programme
Sun. 20. 10. 21:00
Kuratorin Stefanie Schulte Strathaus DE
Film programme
Sun. 20. 10. 18:00
Kuratorin Stefanie Schulte Strathaus DE
Film programme
Sun. 20. 10. 15:00
Kuratorin Stefanie Schulte Strathaus DE
Film programme
Sat. 26. 10. 18:00
Kuratorin Maxa Zoller UK/EG
Film programme
Fri. 25. 10. 18:00
Kuratorin Maxa Zoller UK/EG
Film programme
Sat. 19. 10. 21:00
Kurator Florian Wüst DE
Film programme
Sat. 19. 10. 18:00
Kurator Florian Wüst DE
Film programme
Sat. 19. 10. 15:00
Kurator Florian Wüst DE
Film programme
Fri. 18. 10. 21:00
Kurator Alain Bieber FR
Film programme
Fri. 18. 10. 18:00
Kurator Alain Bieber FR

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