Beautiful Trouble: Rethinking Art-ivism

Opening: Friday, September 14, at 7 pm.


Artists: Mohammed Badarne, Göksu Kunak, Rabih Mroué, Tanja Ostojić

Performance by Göksu Kunak on Sunday, September 16th, at 5 pm


Curated by Charlotte Bank and Salah Saouli

Exhibition dates: September 15 – 30, Fri – Sun 4 – 7 pm


Rabih Mroueh_IMG_2226 Kl Image: Rabih Mroué

The protest movements of the last ca. ten years have brought the importance of the body as a means of political articulation back into our attention. Thereby, the vulnerability and fragility of the protesting bodies have often become disturbingly clear. The exhibition presents works by artists who reflect on the significance of physical presence of the body in public space, on the possibilities (and limitations) of art as a space to negotiate the social and the political and the role of activism and protest in the contemporary world with its neo-liberal understanding of globalization.

Göksu_Kunak_20180829_175227 KlImage: Göksu Kunak


Venue: Art-Lab Berlin at iPhonedoctor, Perleberger Straße 60, 10559 Berlin


Tanja_Performance_kleinImage: Tanja Ostojić

The exhibition Beautiful Trouble. Rethinking Art-ivism is organized in the frame of the project Arrival City and seeks to offer a forum for international and newly arrived artists in Berlin and investigate questions pertaining to artistic relocation. With this project we would like reflect on the city as a form of “cultural laboratory” as a space of co-existence of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The project will run from April till December 2018.

b2-2Image: Mohamed Badarne

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