Anselm Franke

Anselm Franke has been Head of Visual Arts and Film at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) since 2013. There, he initiated and curated the exhibitions Love and Ethnology: The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte) (2019/20, with Diedrich Diederichsen), Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present, c. 1930 (2018, with Tom Holert), Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War (2017/18, with Nida Ghouse, Paz Guevara, Antonia Majaca), 2 or 3 Tigers (2017, with Hyunjin Kim), Nervous Systems (2016, Tactical Technology Collective, Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski), Ape Culture (2015, with Hila Peleg), Forensis (2014, with Forensic Architecture), The Whole Earth (with Diedrich Diederichsen) and After Year Zero (both 2013). He previously worked as a curator at KW Berlin and as director of the Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp. In 2005 he and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus founded the Forum Expanded for the Berlin International Film Festival of which he has been co-curator since. He was the chief curator of the Taipei Biennial in 2012 and of the Shanghai Biennale in 2014. His exhibition project Animism was shown from 2009 until 2014 in collaboration with various partners in Antwerp, Berne, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Shenzhen, Seoul and Beirut. Franke received his doctorate from Goldsmiths College, London.

As of April 2021

Audio:

Whose Universal?
Podcast The White West IV
2020/2021

Veranstaltungen:

Illiberal Arts

Curator-led tour

2021, Sun, Nov 21

Illiberal Arts

Curator-led tour in German

2021, Sat, Nov 20

Illiberal Arts

Incessantly Primitive Accumulation. Discussing Capitalization

With Frank Engster, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Ciarán Finlayson, Anselm Franke and Kerstin Stakemeier

Online-Workshop

2021, Thu, Oct 28

Alle Veranstaltungen

Illiberal Arts

Subjected Materialisms. Approximations of Undialectical Lifes

With Fumi Okiji, Jenny Nachtigall, Elizabeth Povinelli, Anselm Franke and Kerstin Stakemeier

Online-Workshop

2021, Fri, Oct 22

Counter Gravity

Premiere: Berlin [Underground]

104 min | Short presentation by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Film

2021, Sun, Oct 17

Counter Gravity

German premiere: The Lobby

76 min, English OV | Short presentation by Ulrike Lorenz

Film

2021, Sat, Oct 16

Counter Gravity

Streetscapes [Dialogue] | The Last City

132 min, English OV with German subtitles | 100 min, English OV with German subtitles | Short presentations by Zohar Rubinstein, Dennis Lim & Mark Peranson

Film

2021, Sat, Oct 16

Counter Gravity

The Airstrip

108 min, German OV | Short presentation by Ines Weizman

Film

2021, Sat, Oct 16

Counter Gravity

Premiere: Zwei Häuser von Arno Brandlhuber | WEISS hoch ZWEI

13 min, no dialogue | 22 min

Film | #1 Film and architecture

2021, Fri, Oct 15

Counter Gravity

Parabeton | Goff in der Wüste

100 min, no dialogue | 110 min, German OV with English subtitles | Short presentation by Marc Ries

Film | #1 Film and architecture

2021, Fri, Oct 15

Counter Gravity

Schindlers Häuser | Bickels [Socialism]

99 min, German OV | 92 min, English OV with subtitles | Short presentations by Wilfried Reichart and Galia Bar Or

Film | #1 Film and architecture

2021, Fri, Oct 15

Counter Gravity

Schindlers Häuser | Bickels [Socialism]

99 min, German OV | 92 min, English OV with subtitles | Short presentations by Wilfried Reichart and Galia Bar Or

Film | #1 Film and architecture

2021, Fri, Oct 15

Investigative Commons

Socializing Evidence

Conference

2021, Sat, Oct 09

Illiberal Arts

Property Offenses. A Workshop seeking out Art’s Illiberalities

With Rosalind C. Morris, Kerstin Stakemeier and Anselm Franke

Online-workshop

2021, Thu, Sep 23

Investigative Commons

Digital Violence

How the NSO Group Enables State Terror

Public Launch: talks and screenings

2021, Sat, Jul 03

Love and Ethnology

Die Verqueerung der Welt

Topics and forms after Hubert Fichte

Long film night, screenings and talks

2019, Fri, Dec 06

Kanon-Fragen

De-Centering Narratives

International Solidarity and Liberation Movements at the Fringes of the Art Historical Canon

Conference

2019, Sat, Nov 02

Afro-Sonic Mapping

Afro-Sonic Mapping: Opening Talks

With Jihan El-Tahri, Satch Hoyt, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Greg Tate

2019, Fri, Nov 01

Afro-Sonic Mapping

Opening: Afro-Sonic Mapping

Installations, Concerts, Talks

2019, Thu, Oct 31

Love and Ethnology

Conference: Love and Ethnology

With Renée Green, Cristóbal Lehyt, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi, Mario Navarro, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and others

2019, Fri, Oct 18

Art After Culture: Navigation Beyond Vision

Lectures, films, and discussions

2019, Fri, Apr 05 and 2019, Sat, Apr 06

Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present, c. 1930

Neolithic Night + Book Launch

Exhibition, book launch, bar on the roof terrace and short guided tour (10 pm)

2018, Fri, Jun 29

Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War

Berlin, arena of the Cold War

Expert talk with Anselm Franke & Thomas Flierl

Talk

2017, Sun, Dec 03

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism

Cosmism, Universalism, Contemporary Art

Presentations by Trevor Paglen and Arseny Zhilyaev, Discussion with Hito Steyerl and Anton Vidokle, moderated by Anselm Franke

Conference

2017, Sat, Sep 02

2 or 3 Tigers

James C. Scott: A Short Account of the Deep History of State Evasion

Followed by a Q&A with James C. Scott and Anselm Franke

Lecture

2017, Sat, Jun 17

2 or 3 Tigers

Anselm Franke: Frontiers and Media

Survey Talk

2017, Sat, Jun 17

Global Modernisms

Contiguities, Infrastructures and Aesthetic Practices

Conference

2015, Fri, Nov 06

Labour in a Single Shot

Thinking with Farocki 2

With Filipa César, Diedrich Diederichsen, Klaus Wyborny, and Anselm Franke

Presentations

2015, Fri, Feb 27

Anthropocene Observatory

Anthropocene Observatory – Can We Control the Earth?

with Armin Linke, Territorial Agency / John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog

Artist Talk

2014, Sun, Nov 16

Forensis

Forensics and Human Rights Abuse

Wolfgang Kaleck in conversation with Anselm Franke

Conversation

2014, Sun, Mar 16