Performances, Films, Readings, Talks
12.01.2012 - 14.01.2012all events
In collaboration with Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) from Brussels the Haus der Kulturen der Welt presents the transnational and multidisciplinary festival Meeting Points 6 from January 12 to 14, 2012. After being in Beirut and Brussels Okwui Enwezor and Tarek El Fetouh (YATF) show their program Practices and Logics of the Civic in the Arab World in Berlin.
|One year after the beginning of the “Arab Spring”, this multi-disciplinary festival, curated by Okwui Enwezor and coming to Berlin on the third leg of its tour after stops in Beirut and Brussels, takes a look at the latest developments in the region. Meeting Points 6 takes up the current historico-political momentum and presents the artistic and social positions which are currently dominating discussions about social identities and political subjectivization. Meeting Points 6 is an open forum for emancipatory logic, new public spheres in civic society and artistic positions in both the Arab and western worlds.
The three-day program includes contemporary performances, readings by writers and producers working both locally and internationally and discussions about “Civic Imagination” with international academics and intellectuals, a retrospective of the Syrian filmmaker Omar Amiralay (1944 – 2011) and documentaries of the revolutionary events of the past year.
Meeting Points 6 is opened by Okwui Enwezor with a lecture in the framework of the Mosse-Lectures of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on the subject of "Civitas, Citizenship, Civility: Art and the Civic Imagination" at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
With: Omar Abusaada, Tarek Atoui, Mohammad Al Attar, Akeel Bilgrami, Tony Chakar, Hafiz Dhaou und Aicha M’Barek, Radhouane El Meddeb, Oussama Ghanam, Mona Hatoum,Joana Hadjithomas und Khalil Joreige, Samah Hijawi, Sandra Madi, Chantal Mouffe, Selma und Sofiane Ouissi, Ahdaf Soueif , and works by Omar Amiralay.