Tina Bara / Mehtap Baydu / Anguezomo Mba Bikoro / Anna Bromley / Yvon Chabrowski / Alba D`Urbano / Manja Ebert / Yishay Garbasz / Ina Geißler / Andrea Golla / Harriet Groß / Isabel Kerkermeier / Rachel Kohn / Verena Kyselka / Julia Lübbecke / Loredana Nemes / Dorothea Nold / Margherita Pevere / Moran Sanderovich / Franziska Schaum / Zuzanna Schmukalla / Moran Shavit / Zuzanna Skiba / Anja Sonnenburg / Marianne Stoll / Ivonne Thein / Sophie Utikal / Gisela Weimann
curated by Julie August & Katharina Kochopening hours:
Fr – Mi 10–17 Uhr, Do 13–20 UhrVenue:
ZAK (Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst) // Zitadelle Spandau
Am Juliusturm 64
SKIN - Membrane, Organ, Archive is a project by Frauenmuseum Berlin in cooperation with alpha nova & galerie futura. The exhibition is made possible by funding of Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Lotto Foundation, Berlin. With friendly support of the "bezirklichen Förderfonds der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa".
SKIN – Membrane, Organ, Archive brings together works by 28 international women* artists based in Berlin. The artists engage with the topic of skin via video, audio, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, installation, and performances. Juxtaposed with the theme is the historically patriarchal exhibition venue – the Spandau Citadel. The exhibition confronts the male dominated site with feminist counter-narratives through the thematic complexity of skin, which makes visible the interconnectedness of sexism, racism, classism, ageism, and ableism; bears witness to individual and collective archival practices; and as a simultaneously sensual, resistant, and vulnerable organ becomes the starting point of artistic analysis.
The works are grouped according to three main topics, which are bundled under the terms MEMBRANE, ORGAN, and ARCHIVE. However, these are not to be understood
as static attributes, but rather as associative thematic fields that lightly structure the exhibition, which are porous and entangled with one another.
MEMBRANE deals with skin as protection and a projection surface, as well as its social implications. ORGAN deals with skin as an organ of perception in the sense of touch, erotics, disgust, vulnerability, and stigmatization, as well as their materialities. ARCHIVE gathers works that take into consideration the skin as a repository of knowledge and a space where experiences and traumas are inscribed.
Opening: 9.2.2023 // 19:00
with Performances by Marie Hanna Klemm & Maria Wollny and Moran Sanderovich
Performance This Is stil Not Normal
25.2.2023 // 15:00 and 16:00
This Is still Not Normal proposes a caring and intimate journey through a series of participatory situations and encounters that allow intimacy to be practiced, spoken and shared as a way to access the political dimension of our sexualities. The power of the performance lies in mobilizing affectivity as an emancipatory tool.
concept / direction: Arantxa Martínez & Juan Domínguez
artistic companion: Julia Rodriguez
performed by Daniel Belasco Rogers, Ghyslaine Gau, Sangeeta Lerner, Guilherme Morais, Noa Noelani, Lola Rubio.
There is a limited number of places. Please register until February 24th:email@example.com
(This performance is not suitable for people under 14. People between the ages of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The project contains nudity.)
Catalogue Presentation & Talk
2.3.2023 // 18:00
The curators Katharina Koch and Julie August in conversation with Edna Bonhomme, Christina Irrgang, Barbara Oettl and Regine Rapp, the authors* of the exhibition catalogue. The book SKIN - Membrane, Organ, Archive (160 pages, hardcover) is published by ARTINFLOW, Berlin.
Guided tours with the artists and curator
30.3.2023 // 16:00 and 18:00
Curator Katharina Koch and the participating artists will guide through the show and
talk about their works.
The event will be translated into sign language.
Screening PROJEKTIONEN and Talk with femBlack
7.5.2023 // 15:30
PROJEKTIONEN (2021) documents a dance performance and research work in which Black women* examine their relationships to clothing and performatively rebel against stigmatizing perceptions.
A film by femBlack Performance Collective, camera: Yergalem Taffere, sound: Lea Malaika Som, supported by Empower Activism, ISD-Bund e.V.
femBlack is a queer feminist Black performance collective. It explores dance and performative practices as spaces for collective healing and empowerment processes.
The event is moderated by Katharina Koch and will be translated into sign language.