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Invitation to the Annual Press Conference 2016 - Haus der Kulturen der Welt - Dec 3, 2015, 11 am

Annual Press Conference 2017
Tue, Dec 6, 2016, 11 am

at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the 2017 Annual Press Conference on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11 am, held in Restaurant Auster at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Director Bernd Scherer is looking forward to presenting next year’s program to you.

Following extensive renovations, HKW will reopen its doors with the 2017 transmediale. In March, under the banner of 100 Years of Now, the research project lasting until 2018, in lectures, talks and performances Samar Yazbek, Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa will illuminate with Now is the time of the monsters, how the classification system of the nation state structures today’s world order and what alternatives there are beyond it. The Dictionary of Now will be continued with Achille Mbembe and David T. Goldberg in #7 VIOLENCE and other episodes. In late April, the exhibition 2 or 3 Tigers, curated by Anselm Franke, Hyunjin Kim and David Teh, takes up critical historiographies of colonialism. This will be followed in September by the exhibition and conference Art without Death: Russian Cosmism in collaboration with Boris Groys, including films by Anton Vidokle on the philosophical movement of Cosmism. May will see the launch of the Schools of Tomorrow project, which will explore in theory and practice how local schools can become places for alternative designs for the future. In the fall, as part of the research project Kanon-Fragen 2016– 2019, the exhibition about the Congress of Cultural Freedom will critically evaluate the cultural policies of the post-war era. We are excited about the music festivals Free! Music and No! Music about music that puts up resistance and are looking forward to our familiar programs such as the Internationale Literaturpreis, Les Recontres Internationales and Wassermusik.

Stay curious, join us.

Following Bernd Scherer’s presentation, the programmers and curators will hold talks offering further insights into the upcoming projects.

Please respond by Friday, December 2, 2016:

I and the team at Haus der Kulturen der Welt would be delighted to welcome you to our Annual Press Conference. Refreshments will be served.

Sincerely yours,

Anne Maier

Press Contact:
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Anne Maier
Pressereferentin/Press Officer
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
D-10557 Berlin
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