Auftakt 2017

18–25 February 2017

Event Series

nGbK, Oranienstraße 25

At the beginning of the year the nGbK receives numerous project proposals. They mark the start of a tried and tested procedure of consultation, discussion and selection within the art society that ends with the vote for a new programme.
During “Prelude” the project ideas for 2018 will be presented in the exhibition space. Members and visitors have the opportunity to deal with the various concepts. The vote on the projects to be realised will be held on site.

Saturday, 17 February 2017, 19-22h
Exclusive members event

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 19h
Presentation: Berliner Hefte zu Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadt #3 MARX-ENGELS-FORUM – JA!
Issue presentation and lecture by Erik Göngrich

The Marx-Engels-Forum is the place of remembrance par excellence in the centre of Berlin between the TV Tower and the City Castle. Currently blocked by the construction site of the U5, it is to be upgraded to an urban green space in the future. A research in drawings puts the history of the site since 1945, last year’s participation procedure and diverse usage proposals up for debate: How can an open area – YES, that’s exactly what it’s about – be designed and preserved in an attractive way?
ISBN 978-3-946674-02-3, German, 7 Euro

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 19h
The No play Feminist Training Camp took place in May and June 2016 in Berlin. The publication is an outcome of a collective process of editing and writing done by the working group; Annika Högner, Clara López Menéndez, Enna Gerin, Freja Bäckman, Merja Hannikainen, Vappu Jalonen, together with Bogg Johanna Karlsson through transcribing audio recordings, remembering, negotiating and storytelling. It is an assembly of materials from the No play Feminist Training Camp.

The radical right wing or what we consider neo-fascists are being legitimized in parliaments all over Europe, immigration has been made the scapegoat of the financial economic crisis, and fear and ‘security’, as understood by conservatives, seem to be the main political engines dictating the discourse. The alarming developments in the political landscape and the speed of those increased the urgency of working out what our feminist practices can do.
ISBN 978-3-938515-63-1, German/English

Lizzie Borden is a filmmaker and director of among others Born in Flames (1983), Working Girls (1986) and Regrouping (1976).
Born in Flames continues to inspire and agitate, it was screened at No play Feminist Training Camp. Portraying a kaleidoscope of feminist perspectives, the film disputes the utopian notion that a single sweeping social revolution can eliminate oppression for everybody, presenting instead an urgent call for intersectionality.

Diana McCarty is a founding editor of the award winning free artists radio, Her work revolves around art, gender, politics and technology. She co-initiated the Nervous Systems - Quantified Life and the Social Question exhibition at HKW (2016). She was part of Foreplay at No play Feminist Training Camp.
Diana once said: “B is for Black Feminism and Be/coming media. Q is for queer qualities. H is for herstories, mostly untold, but always using the media at hand. R is for radical radio. C is for a deconstructing a culture of Canons that only tells one side of multi-facted story
- and class.”

Saturday, 25 February 2017, all day
general assembly of the nGbK