ANGER IS A SOLUTION, IF ANGER MEANS KITTENS
September 15 - October 21, 2018
Collectively curated by Çukurcuma Collective (Naz Cuguoğlu / Mine Kaplangı / Serhat Cacekli), Eva Liedtjens and Nada Schroer.
The exhibition "Anger is a solution, if anger means kittens" examines manifestations of anger, frustration and exhaustion in post-digital, late-capitalist societies. How to deal with anger on individual as well as social level, if reality oscillates between disaster and satire?
By bringing together nine artistic positions, the project investigates not only destructive but also emancipatory potentials of an ambivalent feeling. Can we redefine anger as a catalyst to transform feelings of refusal, revenge and powerlessness into individual and collective forms of agency? How to use absurd images of censorship, oppression and right-wing populism against themselves? Can anger be a solution? Could kittens be as well?
The exhibition was realized in the context of “Curator’s Lab” as part of the D21 annual program “Emotional States” focusing on the politics of emotions.
7 pm, Opening
3 pm, Guided tour with Eva Liedtjens / Nada Schroer
3 pm, Performance by Olga Holzschuh with texts by Tabea Venrath
5 pm, Lecture “Visual Contentions in Contemporary Turkish Politics” by M. Ragıp Zik (FU Berlin)
6 pm, Talk with M. Ragıp Zik, Olga Holzschuh and Nada Schroer
6 pm, Guided tour with Collective Çukurcuma
(Mine Kaplangı), Eva Liedtjens
7 pm, Tea and conversation with Eva Liedtjens, Mine Kaplangı, Berkay Tuncay (online)
4 pm, Lecture Performance “PEOPLE SUCK BUT IT’S OKAY BECAUSE CATS – why it is pretty much obvious to live riot not diet” by Julia Nitschke
Fr–So, 15–19 Uhr