Gastarbeiter 2.0

Sat, 13.4. – Sun, 16.6.24 Type: Exhibition Languages: German, English, Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian Location: nGbK am Alex Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 11/13, 10178 Berlin Admission: free
Audio flyer on the exhibition (in German)

The exhibition Gastarbeiter 2.0 – Arbeit means Rad is the result of a collaboration between cultural workers who were born in the former Yugoslavia but now live and work in Germany, and vice versa. The German term “Arbeit” and the Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian term “rad” both mean “work” or “labor.” The exhibition recontextualizes the term Gastarbeiter (literally “guest worker”) at the intersection of the experience of migration, the precarious position of cultural workers, and the urge to deconstruct contemporary relations of class and production from a postcolonial perspective. The struggles of artists, workers, and (temporary) migrants are made visible without documentary references to the history of temporary employment programs*. The curatorial selection focuses on practices in which questions of work, migration, and everyday life are intertwined with critical perspectives on power relations. The resulting insights are divided into four nuclei: Transfer, Symbiosis, Alienation, and Body.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a rich program of guided tours in German, English and Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian (BCMS), performances, a workshop, and a transdisciplinary publication. The outreach program takes accessibility as its main focus, offering guided tours for signers by and for the deaf and hearing impaired (German Sign Language), the blind and partially sighted, and in Leichte Sprache (easy language).

*Gastarbeiter refers to the actual employment program in West Germany between 1955 and 1973. In addition to Yugoslavia, other participating countries included Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, South Korea, Portugal, and Tunisia.

Artists: Kemil Bekteši, Jelena Fužinato, Alma Gačanin, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Nadežda Kirćanski, Siniša Labrović, Dejan Marković, Nikoleta Marković, Mila Panić, Amir Silajdžić, Bojan Stojčić, and Jelena Vukmanović

nGbK work group: Hannah Marquardt, Andrej Mirčev, Adna Muslija, Bojan Stojčić, Jelena Vukmanović

Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion (Spartenoffene Förderung)

Future

Sat, 18.5.24, 2.00 pm

Gastarbeiter 2.0: Guided tour for blind and partially sighted people

Type: Guided Tour Location: nGbK am Alex

Sat, 18.5.24, 4.00 pm

Gastarbeiter 2.0: Guided tour

Type: Guided Tour Location: nGbK am Alex

Fri, 24.5.24, 4.30 pm

Gastarbeiter 2.0: Guided tour in German Sign Language

Type: Guided Tour Location: nGbK am Alex

Past

Thu, 16.5.24, 4.00 pm

Gastarbeiter 2.0: Guided tour in German easy language

Type: Guided Tour Location: nGbK am Alex

Sat, 4.5.24, 1.30 pm

Gastarbeiter 2.0: Guided tour

Type: Guided Tour Location: nGbK am Alex

Sat, 27.4.24, 1.00 pm

Gastarbeiter 2.0: Gathering with Adrijana Gvozdenović

Type: Talk, Workshop Location: nGbK am Alex

Sat, 27.4.24, 12.00 pm

Gastarbeiter 2.0: Guided tour

Type: Guided Tour Location: nGbK am Alex

Fri, 12.4.24, 7.00 pm

Opening Gastarbeiter 2.0

Type: Opening Location: nGbK am Alex

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Spaceship Yugoslavia

The Suspension of Time

Type: Print publication

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