news PASSENGERS OF A KALEIDOSCOPIC JOURNEY

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EXHIBITION PERIOD: September 28 –October 06, 2018
HOURS: 3–8PM
ADDRESS: Ehemalige Tabakfabrik Heidelberger Platz | Forckenbeckstr. 89 | 14199 Berlin | Germany

(…) they were the best, my friend! The best in the world! And why? Because people mixed there like the waters from the springs and brooks and rivers that flow together in one great living stream.Carl Zuckmayer, The Devil’s General’ (1946)

“Crossing Identities”, Reflexion Portrait, Kazimierz, Berlin, 2017 © Semra Sevin

The exhibition “Passengers of a Kaleidoscopic Journey” unites 40 artists from Los Angeles, Berlin, and Istanbul to illuminate the theory of kaleidoscopic identities, which is a current focus of cultural propositions, examining terms of identity in its fluidity and diversity in all its forms. “Passengers of a Kaleidoscopic Journey” is a fusion of 40 artists from three different continents, forming a symbol for breaking boundaries on 1000sqm of the development site of “Die Wohnkompanie Berlin” at the former tobacco firm Reemtsma.

Artists will show performances, paintings, photographs, films, sculptures, projections as well as installations as an open-minded intervention of creativity celebrating all colors, races, genders, religions and shapes of this world. While we equally experience a rise of reactionary movements, this exhibition shows and examines how diversity can have a positive impact on society; How “the other” can be recognized as part of our inner framework. At 10PM cross-cultural cyborg KOY (Electronic Mermaid Witchcraft) will start the open-end party with a music performance, followed by some dance tunes delivered by DJ and artist Mary L. Fischer and DJ ACID GOLD (Jonny Tiernan).

“Passengers of a Kaleidoscopic Journey” is curated by German-Turkish photo – and installation artist Semra Sevin. Sevin’s art work challenges the singular view on reality and visually expands it to demonstrate variety. Sevin’s subjects evolve around diversity and identity, which she draws from her upbringing as well as from her cross continental career. Topics such as diversity, equality, trans-nationality and identity became the focal point of her work, in both fashion and art photography: “I learned that a true sense of identity stems from one’s sense of humanism and capacity of inclusion. My sense of identity is like a kaleidoscope of those experiences, reflecting and projecting new forms, angles and truths.”

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Los Angeles: Adrienne Adar, Regina Mamou, Alexandra Gibson, Lindsey Nobel, Torie Zalben

Istanbul: May Parlar, Taseron Art Initiative: Ozan Atalan, Ahmet Bilgic, Sahin Domin, Gizem Kahya Iyem, Osman Nuri Iyem, Defne Sesin Okay, Seckin Tercan, Devin Yalkin, Semra Sevin (Berlin)

Berlin: Denise Alheit, Erik Andersen, Nina Ansari, Icke Art, Stephan Brenn, Per Christian Brown, Kobe Eins, GODsDOGs, Mustafa Dok, Emma van Helden, Kamilla Kleinschmidt, Corry Siw Mirski, Nicolas Manenti, Astera Mortezai, Ekin Su Koc, Sebastian Kusenberg, Miray Seramet, Semra Sevin, Helene Sommer, Özer Toraman, Victoria Trunova (KOY), Size Two, Ria Wank, Sador Weinsčlucker, Hansa Wißkirchen, Vadim Zakharov

Music Artists: Mary L. Fischer, DJ ACID GOLD (Jonny Tiernan)

Licht: Kultur Kartell

 

Passengers of a Kaleidoscopic Journey

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