CAREFUL UNREST takes this year’s anniversary of the November Revolution as an opportunity to ask about contemporary aesthetics of rebellion. How can struggles for social participation be represented today? Who or what are the revolutionary subjects and how can they be (re)activated?
According to Bini Adamzcak, future uprisings should emanate from our relationship patterns, revolution conceived not only from the bottom up, but rather between and with one another. The artists in the exhibition question activists close to them, play with political memory and representation culture, perform collective disobedience, test new models of care relationships, and show how solidarity between humans and the environment could be reconsidered.
Can our uprising be radical and careful at the same time?
With works by David Amberg, Umut Azad Akkel, Pharaz Azimi, Charlotte Eitelbach & Lou Hampel, Cornelia Fachinger, Mania Godarzani-Bakhtiari, Georgina Hill, Fee Hollmig, Itsthevibe Annkathrin Kluss & Florian Mehmeti Löffler, Matthias Planitzer, Inia Steinbach und Lisa Thieler, kurated by Anna Voswinckel.
Seen By #11 is part of the exhibition series Seen By, a joint project presented at the Museum für Fotografie and organized by the Kunstbibliothek of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Universität der Künste Berlin. Its aim is to rethink curatorial and artistic strategies for working with contemporary photography.