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Film screening: Forensic Architecture »Triple-Chaser«

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 19:00

Forensic Architecture »Triple-Chaser«

Adress:Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
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Entry: free
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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Forensic Architecture »Triple-Chaser«

Forensic Architecture and Praxis Films »Triple-Chaser« followed by a talk with:
Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic, Linde Bryk (ECCHR), Wendy M. K. Shaw (Free University of Berlin) a.o.

At the Whitney Museum in New York, the year of 2019 was marked by months of protests and boycotts by artists. The reason for this was the revelation that Warren B. Kanders, vice chair of the board of trustees of the museum, was also the owner of Safariland, the company producing the tear gas Triple-Chaser. The tear gas is used by police and military worldwide against protesters and by doing so they repeatedly violate human rights. The media attention and the continuing resistance of the artists led Kanders to step down from his position at the Whitney Museum.

This issue raises many questions: How powerful are artistic means of expressing criticism of the arms industry? Do protests by artists bring about change, even beyond the art world? What influence does the armaments industry exert through art sponsorship?

In the video work »Triple-Chaser« Forensic Architecture, together with activists, examines the traces of the tear gas of the same name. After the film screening, a panel discussion will provide the space to discuss the close links between the arms industry and the art world as well as forms of artistic resistance against the arms industry.



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