Exhibition

16. Sep 2016 – 30. Jun 2017

Am Fluss / At the River

Place: Kunsthaus Dresden, Societaetstheater, Theaterplatz, Alaunpark, Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, TU Dresden, Kulturrathaus

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  • Lifeboat von Plastique Fantastique auf dem Theaterplatz, Dresden, Foto: David Brandt
    Lifeboat von Plastique Fantastique auf dem Theaterplatz, Dresden, Foto: David Brandt
  • Thomas Kilpper: Leuchtturm für Lampedusa. Foto: David Brandt
    Thomas Kilpper: Leuchtturm für Lampedusa. Foto: David Brandt
  • Luftbild Monument. Foto: Robert Thiele
    Luftbild Monument. Foto: Robert Thiele
  • Svea Duwe: Spiegelmarsch, Dresden, 2017. Foto:  René Zieger
    Svea Duwe: Spiegelmarsch, Dresden, 2017. Foto: René Zieger
  • Svea Duwe: Spiegelmarsch, Dresden, 2017. Foto:  René Zieger
    Svea Duwe: Spiegelmarsch, Dresden, 2017. Foto: René Zieger
  • Manaf Halbouni: Monument, 2017. Foto: David Brandt
    Manaf Halbouni: Monument, 2017. Foto: David Brandt

Art, Theater, Conzerts, Performances, Talks and Workshops on Cultures of Arrival

Jakob Brossmann, Dr. Naime Cakir, Vienne Chan, cine|divers, cine|lokal, constructLab, Cooking Action Dresden, Svea Duwe, Elixir, Cie. Freaks und Fremde, Ruggero Gabbai, Leon Geller, Tord Gustavsen & Simi Tander, Manaf Halbouni, Prof. Maria Häusl, Hello Piedpiper, Prof. Dr. Christian Joppke, Susanne Keichel, Thomas Kilpper, Hillel Kogan, Napuli Paul Langa, Livelyrix, Masaa, Anton Matzke, Akua Naru, Asli Özarslan, Plastique Fantastique und Hadmut Bittiger, Prof. Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Prof. Prof. Dorothee Röseberg, Sabotanic Garden, Doug Saunders, Mekdes W. Shebeta, Carmen Souza & Band, Klaus Täschner, the guts company, Theater La Lune, Marcus Vetter, Prof. Hans Vorländer, Claire Waffel, Ina Weise, Svenja Wichmann

Weggehen wollen, weggehen müssen, ankommen, abgewiesen werden, sich einleben – das sind die Themen dieses in Dresden entwickelten Projektes, denn noch nie waren so viele Menschen weltweit in Bewegung wie heute.
AM FLUSS / AT THE RIVER lädt mit Kunst und Theater, Performances und Musik im öffentlichen Raum, wie auch in Vorträgen und Diskussionen entlang der Elbe und im Stadtraum auf vielfältige Weise dazu ein, sich in den kommenden Wochen und Monaten in ein Gespräch zu Kulturen des Ankommens  zu begeben, in Europa, Deutschland und Dresden.
Ausgehend von aktuellen Szenarien des Ankommens in Europa geht es in „Am Fluss / At the River“ auch darum, ob und wie Migration die Geschichte dieser Welt und auch dieser Stadt schon immer geprägt hat.
AM FLUSS/AT THE RIVER, ein Projekt in gemeinsamer Initiative des Kunsthaus Dresden und des Societaetstheaters, eröffnet am 16. September 2016 und läuft bis zum Frühjahr 2017.

Events:

  • Exhibition

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Fri, 16. Sep 2016, 16 Uhr

    Opening

    Wanting to leave, having to leave, arriving, being rejected, settling in – never before have so many people been on the move throughout the world.
    Reflecting on current scenarios of arrival in Europe »Am Fluss / At the River« also addresses the question, wether and how migration has always been influential in shaping the general history of the world, as well as the particular history of this city. Kunsthaus Dresden and Societaetstheater invite you to move throughout the urban space to experience art, theater, performance, music, lectures, debates and many other events and join a dialogue on cultures of arrival.

  • Concert

    Place: Frei_Raum-Bühne Theaterplatz

    Fri, 16. Sep 2016, 19 Uhr

    Carmen Souza & Theo Pascal

    Carmen Souza (London), born in Lisbon to a family who emigrated from the Cape Verde, brings together musical influences from the Cape Verde with impulses from Portuguese Fado and the urban jazz and blues traditions performed most influentially by Nina Simone or Horace Silver – many different musical worlds are transformed into a new world.

    free admission

    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Exhibition, Talk, Film

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Sat, 17. Sep 2016, 18 - 1 Uhr

    Museum Night

    The exhibition is open.

  • Talk

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Sat, 17. Sep 2016, 19 Uhr

    Your Home is Your Dignity

    On the occasion of the museums night the artist Thomas Kilpper, who created “A Lighthouse for Lampedusa,” the Berlin-based activist Napuli Paul Langa, and the sociologist Karl-Siegbert Rehberg discuss experiences of flight and migration, cultures of arrival, and human dignity in Europe.

  • Film,

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Sat, 17. Sep 2016, 21 Uhr

    INSEL 36 - A film by Aslı Özarslan

    Film by Aslı Özarslan. Over a period of several months in 2013/2014, the director visited a refugee camp in the heart of Berlin—not only a place of despair, but also an island of rare community

  • Exhibition

    Place: Jorge-Gomondai-Platz

    Sat, 17. Sep – Sun, 9. Oct 2016

    A Lighthouse for Lampedusa

    The sculpture made of the wreckage of life-rafts washed up on the mediterranean shore by the artist Thomas Kilpper is a monument for the hopes and fears of countless persons, who risk their lives on the flight routes across the mediterranean sea. The sculpture is a modell for a Lighthouse tob e constructed in Lampedusa and a Museum of Migration .

  • Film

    Place: Frei_Raum Bühne Theaterplatz

    Tue, 20. Sep 2016, 19 Uhr

    divers presents “Lampedusa im Winter”

    “Lampedusa in Winter”  (2015, A/I/CH, 93 min, OmU) by Jakob Brossmann
    After the tragedies of autumn, winter has arrived on the “refugee island” of Lampedusa. A ferry accident has isolated the island, people there are now cut off from all supplies. The tiny community on the edge of Europe is desperately struggling for dignity – and for solidarity with the African boat refugees. Afterwards: film talk.

    free admission

    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Film

    Place: Frei_Raum Bühne Theaterplatz

    Wed, 21. Sep 2016, 19 Uhr

    cine|lokal prresents „Das Herz von Jenin“

    cine|lokal presents “Das Herz von Jenin” (documentary, Marcus Vetter, Leon Geller, 2008, 89 min., Hebrew/Arabic with German subtitles)

    In an equally moving and impressive way, the film relates a deeply human gesture in a moment of greatest tragedy.The cinematic encounter project cine|lokal and the director invite the audience to discuss the treatment of religious differences and functioning, interreligious friendships.

    free admission

    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Exhibition

    Place: Theaterplatz

    Thu, 22. Sep – Sat, 24. Sep 2016, Do, 14-20 Uhr, Fr, 10 - 20 Uhr, Sa, 12 - 20 Uhr

    LIVEBOAT - Chapter 5

    LIVEBOAT – Chapter 5 addresses the ongoing refugee tragedy on the borders of Europe and provides a space for communication and discourses. A 30-meter long life-raft made of a translucent membrane runs aground on Theaterplatz after a long passage. On the inside of the boat, quotes of Homers Odyssey in twelve languages are forming a soundscape.

     

    free admission

  • Concert

    Place: Frei_Raum Bühne, Theaterplatz

    Thu, 22. Sep 2016, 19 Uhr

    Masaa

    Is there an “East Meets West 2.0”? If this term didn’t sound so sterile, Masaa would be a prime example of it. Beyond the all-to-familiar sound highway of “ethno-jazz,” the Lebanese-German quartet explores unknown paths and merges Occident and Orient with the ingenuity of words and the dynamics of jazz.

    free admission

    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Reading

    Place: Frei_Raum Bühne, Theaterplatz

    Fri, 23. Sep 2016, 19 Uhr

    Livelyrix presents Poetry Slam - Literaturen im Flus

    At the Poetry Slam under the motto “Literaturen im Fluss,” four young poets engage with migration and cultural change in Europe. In their stories and poems they approach the theme in an equally personal and political way. They confront the seriousness of the situation with versed language art and disarming humor.

    free admission
    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Place: Theaterplatz

    Sat, 24. Sep 2016, 16 - 20 Uhr

    Cooking Action - Food and Music on Theaterplatz

    Cooking Action, Dresden, a network for participative cooking with and for residents of Dresden and visitors, extends an invitation to cook and eat together.
    Join us for cooking at 4 p.m. or for the big Diner at 6 p.m. Bring your friends!

    free of charge
    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Talk

    Place: Frei_Raum Bühne, Theaterplatz

    Sat, 24. Sep 2016, 17 Uhr

    Who of his own will would speed over so great space of salt sea-water?

    Action and networking on site in the context of European responsibility.
    Civil-society networks and associations are decisive actors on site. Initiatives speak against the backdrop of the art installation „Liveboat Chapter 5“ with partners of their choice about visions of joint, responsible action.

    free of charge
    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Workshop

    Place: Pavillon Kulturhauptstadt Rathausplatz

    Fri, 30. Sep 2016, 16 Uhr

    DD25 - Dresden International: Students, expats, refugees (tba)

    Workshop and discussion a.o. with elixir e.V., free admission
    Aim of the workshop with various representatives of life in Dresden ist o discuss handicaps and chances on the way to an international urban civil society and a vision for for Dresden as a potential European Cultural Capital in the year 2025.

  • Concert

    Place: Frei_Raum Bühne, Theaterplatz

    Fri, 30. Sep 2016, 19 Uhr

    Hello Piedpiper

    Inspired by 1960s American folk and the music of Ennio Morricone, Hello Piedpipers new song „Lampedusa“was recorded under the impressions of the first arriving refugees, a ficticious travel description, the Arriving, the Not-Being-Welcomed…

    free of charge
    In Cooperation with Frei_Raum of the Stiftung Friedlichen Revolution.

  • Performance

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Wed, 2. Nov 2016, 20 Uhr

    Gesellschaftsabend II

    Kultur- und Traditionspflege prägen Dresden und zeichnen das international ausstrahlende Bild eines „Elbflorenz“. Immer wieder jedoch wird Dresden auch als Plattform für Volksversammlungen und politische Demonstrationen genutzt. Diese finden oft in Form von Märschen oder „Spaziergängen“ statt, an denen sich Tausende beteiligen. „Trauermärsche“ am 13. Februar, Gegendemonstrationen und Menschenketten, die montäglichen Versammlungen der PEGIDA-Bewegung – all das findet seinen Rahmen in der gepflegten, historisierten Stadtstruktur.
    Im GESELLSCHAFTSABEND verarbeiten Svea Duwe, Elisabeth Rosenthal und Komponist André Obermüller Gruppierungsmustern der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart der Stadt. Die Choreografie transformiert Bewegungsmuster des Militärs, von Spielmannszügen, Demonstrationen, Versammlungen und Flüchtlingsbewegungen. Kontrastiert wird das Voranschreiten des SPIEGELMARSCHES von Momenten der Unbeweglichkeit, die Situationen der Niederlage, der Erschöpfung, der Ruhe und der Auflösung markieren. Gebäude, Passanten, Beisteher, alle spiegeln sich in dem Zug, so wie eine Gruppenbewegung im öffentlichen Raum immer auch diejenigen mit einschließt, die nicht aktiv teilnehmen, sondern das Geschehen nur beobachten oder ignorieren. Sobald eine Veranstaltung die Plattform des öffentlichen Stadtraumes beansprucht, ist es ein gesellschaftliches Ereignis, zu dem man sich – als Teil dieser Gesellschaft – positionieren muss.
    Die Musik wird beim SPIEGELMARSCH die Stimmung untermalen und Impulsgeber für Handlungswechsel sein. Bekannte deutsche Marschmelodien und volkstümliche Lieder wurden dafür von André Obermüller verarbeitet, verfremdet und neben eigenständige Klangbilder gestellt. Elisabeth Rosenthal spielt das Marschglockenspiel. Der GESELLSCHAFTSABEND bietet die Gelegenheit, den choreografischen Handlungsstrang des SPIEGELMARSCH auf einer rein klanglichen Ebene zu erleben.

  • Lecture

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Thu, 3. Nov 2016, 19 Uhr

    SCHRUMPFENDES LAND _ WACHSENDE STADT: AUSWIRKUNGEN GLOBALER MIGRATIONSBEWEGUNGEN

    Der Architekt und Stadtforscher Klaus Teschner berichtet über Ursachen und Folgen von Migrationsbewegungen aus vielfältiger eigener Projekterfahrung in Südamerika und Afrika. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, wie in den Städten gute Lebensbedingungen für zugewanderte und an den Rand gedrängte Menschen geschaffen werden können, ohne das ökologische Gleichgewicht zu gefährden. Stadtteilinitiativen und Mieter*innenorganisationen weisen auf Lösungsmöglichkeiten hin und versuchen auch auf internationalen Konferenzen wie Habitat III in Quito Gehör zu finden. Klaus Teschner ist Fachreferent für Stadtentwicklung mit regionalen Schwerpunkten auf Afrika und Lateinamerika bei Misereor.

    Ein Vortrag in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ökumenischen Informationszentrum e.V., Dresden.

  • Lecture

    Place: Kulturrathaus, 1. Stock

    Thu, 17. Nov 2016, 19 Uhr

    Doug Saunders: Arriving in the city

    The British-Canadian writer and journalist Doug Saunders gained international recognition as the author of the books „Arrival City“ (2011) and „The Myth of the Muslim Tide“ (2012) and as an astute analyst og the political and social situation regarding migration.

    He is the international-affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail. For a decade he served as the paper’s London-based European bureau chief after having run the paper’s Los Angeles bureau. He has written extensively from East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa. He writes a weekly column devoted to the larger themes and intellectual concepts behind international news, and has won the National Newspaper Award, Canada’s counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, on five occasions.
    In 2016, Doug Saunders served as the conceptual adviser for the German Pavillon at the Architecture Biennal in Venice. „Arrival City“ has been the conceptual base for it: ways of integrating migrants and Germans from an urbanistic and architectural perspective. His book is considered particularly relevant for Germany at the moment, where the matters of distribution, social and economic integration will remain crucial issues for society, politics and urbanism in the years coming.
    On November 16, Doug Saunders receives the Schelling Award for Architectural Theory in Karlsruhe.

    In his lecture within AM FLUSS/ AT THE RIVER, Doug Saunders looks at how newly arriving minorities start a new life in Western cities – and how an appropriate policy and interventions can ease their transition to become citizens with full rights, and successful neighbors.

    After his talk, he will be in conversation with Prof. Dr. Juergen Wegge (TU Dresden) and Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz (Kunsthaus Dresden).

    In Cooperation with TU Dresden / Center for Integration Studies, within the lecture series „Europa im Fluss“ of Kunsthaus Dresden and TU Dresden.

    The lecture is in English with German translation. Free entrance

  • Concert

    Place: Scheune

    Thu, 24. Nov 2016, 21:00

    Concert: AKUA NARU

    Akua Naru, the „First Lady of Global Hip Hop,“ returns in 2016 for a tour through Germany! In thematic terms, the tour makes reference to the path-breakng book „Black Noise“ by the African-American writer and academic Tricia Rose.

    Advance sale 15€, evening cash desk 18€

  • Lecture

    Place: Kulturrathaus, 1. OG

    Tue, 17. Jan 2017, 19 Uhr

    Cultural Globalisation. Edouard Glissant and Tout-Monde. A Provocation for Europe?

    Globalisation in Europe was mainly thought of as a topic of economic interest. Facing the actual migration movements we have to consider also cultural issues like questions of strangeness, identities and boundaries. Edouard Glissant, one of the most important cultural theorists and writers from the Carribean, has developed his concept of the All-World at an early point. Is his concept a provocation, or a suggestion, or can’t it be transferred to the European context at all?

    In Cooperation with TU Dresden / Center for Integration Studies, within the lecture series „Europa im Fluss“ of Kunsthaus Dresden and TU Dresden.

    The lecture is German. Free entrance

  • Lecture

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Mon, 30. Jan 2017, 19 Uhr

    Migration, Inter‐ und Transculturality, Ethnicity and Gender

    In the tension of the current political situation particularly Muslim women find themselves in controversial role attributions. They are either seen as victims oppressed by partiarchical powers, or as fundamentalist Islamic activists.

    Dr. Naime Cakir’s lecture introduced reactions of Muslim feminists and activists, and gives an overview of different organisations of and for Muslim women in Germany.

    In Cooperation with TU Dresden / Center for Integration Studies, within the lecture series „Europa im Fluss“ of Kunsthaus Dresden and TU Dresden.

    The lecture is in German. Free entrance.

  • Place: Kunsthaus

    Wed, 14. Dec 2016, 18h

    Political Art Days: Focus Syria

    The first Political Art Days – Focus Syria in Dresden open at Kunsthaus on December 14th, with a video work by Manaf Halbouni and Oscar HR, a photo exhibition by Adopt a Revolution and a lecture by activist Wissam Abu Fakher on the recent pre-war history of Syria. The following days of the festival feature a lot of events in different places all over Dresden. For the entire program look here.

  • Place: Frauenkirche

    Tue, 21. Feb 2017, 20 Uhr

    What was said?

    A special event with the Norwegian Jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen and German-Afghan singer Simin Tander and percussionist Jarle Vespestad in cooperation with the Frauenkirche Foundation and Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Frauenkirche Dresden e.V.

    On „What was said“ the pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen, together with the singer Simin Tander and the drummer Jarle Vespestad, interprets Norwegian church anthems in the Afghan language Pashtu. In addition to the hymns, Tander sings verses by the American Beat poet Kenneth Rexroth and the Persian Sufi mysticist Rūmī.
    A central idea is to overcome religious boundaries in order to free a common spiritual core. The music combines serious music, jazz, world music and folk, subtle samples and live synthies as well as the percussion Vespestads with the acoustic piano. The warm, lively voice Tanders gives this music a new physical quality. An atmosphere beyond the usual genre boundaries.

    The event, which will be held in cooperation with the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation and the Support Society of the Church Of Our Lady in Dresden, starts at 8 pm (admission from 7.30 pm). Admission is free. The guests are welcome to donate for S.O.S. Méditerranée.

    Entrance 19:30, concert 20:00

  • Performance

    Place: Stadtraum. Treffpunkt: Kunsthaus Dresden

    Fri, 24. Mar 2017, 16 Uhr

    Spiegelmarsch. A Choreography for the public space

    The performance with over twenty head-high mirrors and four standardbearers reflects on diverse historic or contemporary movement patterns of different kinds of formations – starting from military divisions, marching bands, demonstrations or political assemblies and leading to unique gatherings. The march is moving through the public space according to a musical composition written by André Obermüller and performed by Elisabeth Rosenthal who is leading the march while playing the music on a march-chime. The performance will start at the Kunsthaus Dresden and invites you to reflect on present and future developments concerning democracy and public spaces.

    Special Thanks to the performers:
    Mirror-bearers: Pauline Bonikowski, Silvio Colditz, Simone Antonia Deutsch, Yvonne Dick, Stefanie Kästner, Anja Kaufhold, Stefanie Köhler, Susa Luis, Farina Maletz,  Steffen Melcher, Iris Meusemann, Jacqueline Muth, Silke Persicke, Michelle Pfeifer,  Kristina Pohlemann, Joyce Schmiedel, Claudia Schuster, Lisa Tostmann, Marius Wecker, Magdalena Weniger, Theresa Wenzel, Josie Wirthgen, Daniela Wolf, Yves Zirke
    Standart-bearers:  Julia Amme, Jenny Hoffmann, Sylvia Kittel, Stella Pintaske
    March-chime: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Komposition: André Obermüller
    A cooperation with the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (MHM) and the Städtische Galerie Dresden. Funded by the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden and the Amt für Kultur- und Denkmalschutz of the City of Dresden

  • Place: Stadtraum. Treffpunkt: Städtische Galerie Dresden,
    Wilsdruffer Str. 2

    Sun, 26. Mar 2017, 16 Uhr

    Spiegelmarsch. A Choreography for the public space

    The performance with over twenty head-high mirrors and four standardbearers reflects on diverse historic or contemporary movement patterns of different kinds of formations – starting from military divisions, marching bands, demonstrations or political assemblies and leading to unique gatherings. The march is moving through the public space according to a musical composition written by André Obermüller and performed by Elisabeth Rosenthal who is leading the march while playing the music on a march-chime. The performance will start at the Kunsthaus Dresden and invites you to reflect on present and future developments concerning democracy and public spaces.
    Special Thanks to the performers:
    Mirror-bearers: Pauline Bonikowski, Silvio Colditz, Simone Antonia Deutsch, Yvonne Dick, Stefanie Kästner, Anja Kaufhold, Stefanie Köhler, Susa Luis, Farina Maletz,  Steffen Melcher, Iris Meusemann, Jacqueline Muth, Silke Persicke, Michelle Pfeifer,  Kristina Pohlemann, Joyce Schmiedel, Claudia Schuster, Lisa Tostmann, Marius Wecker, Magdalena Weniger, Theresa Wenzel, Josie Wirthgen, Daniela Wolf, Yves Zirke u.a.
    Standart-bearers:  Julia Amme, Jenny Hoffmann, Sylvia Kittel, Stella Pintaske
    March-chime: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Komposition: André Obermüller

    A cooperation with the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (MHM) and the Städtische Galerie Dresden. Funded by the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden and the Amt für Kultur- und Denkmalschutz of the City of Dresden

  • Performance

    Place: Stadtraum / Altstadt Dresden

    Sat, 3. Jun – Sun, 4. Jun 2017

    Tomorrow we will explain

    How does a river become the sea? How does it feel like walking
    in the shoes of a stranger? Last fall, with the first »Walk
    Of Art«, there were many performances to be seen in the
    city, dealing with these questions of arriving, settling, traveling,
    of familiarities and unfamiliarities. Parts of these artworks will be performed again in the public space in the old city of Dresden – watch out for them!