Art Outreach 2017
This year’s art outreach sholarship holder Stefanie Wiens starts with the question of who actually mediates art. And: How does the perspective change when they are persons with disabilities? The project initially addresses female mediators – women who deal with the works exhibited at the nGbK and would like to develop their own outreach strategies. Together with the visitors, they take new paths to approach art.
Stefanie Wiens is a cultural manager and -mediator with focus on inclusion. On one hand she researches the "Inclusive Museum" (nominated master's thesis, evaluation offer "Inclusive Museum" with GETEQ) and on the other hand works practically (former project "Neue Perspektiven gewinnen!" and current project "Platz da!" - make space). Stefanie Wiens also works as a freelancer for different institutions and is a frequent speaker in different occasions.
You can also follow the activities at: www.platzda.berlin
In the exhibition "Queerhana in the context of autonomous movements in Israel/Palestine from 2001-2009"
Sunday, 2 July 2017, 14-16h
Platz da: Art in the Shoah!
The art mediator Katrin Dinges takes the example of the video about the Bau family in the current exhibition to talk about art as a mean of survival in the context of the Shoah. Joseph Bau, a survivor of the Płaszów Nazi concentration camp, was a graphic artist and poet. One of the messages he passed on to his daughters was: Laughing is the best medicine. Building on this message, the Bau-Sisters want to make people laugh in their cabaret. Katrin Dinges will talk with the workshop parzticipants in the exhibition "THIS IS A FREE ZONE Queerhana in the context of autonomous movements in Israel/Palestine from 2001-2009” about the impact of the message of the Bau-family
Saturday, 1 July 2017, 14-16h
Platz da: Silja sensitises!
Silja Korn has a special way of mediating and understanding art. The blind art mediator approaches the exhibition through her own intrinsic perception (her images in her head). In her workshop she wants to create a “safe zone” for the visitor to experience the exhibition on another sensory level. She believes that the understanding of art is a very personal construct created in us.
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In the exhibition “Dreams&Dramas. Law as Literature”
30 March 2017, from 16.30h
4 May 2017, from 16h
Platz da: Hilde croshets!
We’d like to invite you to take part. Hildegard Wittur developed an astounding performance from her perspevctive on the artwork “jus soli - the right of soil” by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan. Hilde, the artist with learning difficulties took the idea behind the artwork of unravelling the flags from native countries and reducing them to a mere bundle of strings and understood it in her way: All flags and humans are made from the same material.
But the question that arises is: Why haven’t they formed something new?
What she means by this can be experienced in the exhibition “Dreams&Dramas. Law as Literature”.