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Additional program

The additional event program takes place within the setting of the public archive viewing and at various locations in Dresden. It provides a variety of formats that explore discursive, performative, and material approaches to the notion of the archive and archival practices. The thematic lecture formats of the Tiny Desk Lecture Series are developed by the cooperation partners, launching from a specific object or archival practice. Situated within the space of the public archive viewing, the lecture series provides an informal setting where materials and objects are examined and questioned on their narratives, hidden ideologies, potentials, and relations. The subsequent evening program invites experts for three evening events that explore social and political aspects of archival practices and address the issue of the contemporary relevance of archival materials. Open conversations, film analyses, and roundtables will explore shifts in meaning and transformations within the archive context.

Program

Mon, May 20, 2019

6 pm—7.30 pm
Tiny Desk Lecture
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau

Experts from selected archives of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the City of Dresden, and the Free State of Saxony tell their stories using materials or objects from their collections. At the center of the conversation are fundamental questions about the status of the object, narrative strategies in the archive, shifts in meaning, and translation processes between the archive and the wider social world. Agnes Matthias, Curator for Research and Scientific Cooperation at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, for example, uses a photograph by Ricarda Roggan to present the ZEITKAPSEL. Musealer Raum exhibition as an image from the Josef Hegenbarth Archive. The exhibition is showing until 1 September 2019.

Concept: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

With Marion Ackermann (General Director of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), Sven Beckstette (Curator of the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof − Museum für Gegenwart − Berlin), Stephanie Buck (Director of the Kupferstich-Kabinett at the Josef-Hegenbarth-Archiv Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), Matthias Flügge (Rector of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden), Till Grahl (Scientific-Artistic Director of the Deutsches Institut für Animationsfilm Dresden), Kerstin Küster (Research Assistant at the Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden), Michael Lailach (Curator and Research Assistant at the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Egidio Marzona (collector), Agnes Matthias (Curator for Research and Scientific Cooperation at the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden), Andreas Schalhorn (Consultant for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Andrea Wettmann (Director of the Saxon State Archive), and Vera Wobad (Archivist at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden)

8.30 pm—10 pm
Evening Program
Lichthof im Albertinum

The donation of the Marzona Collection to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Staatliche Museen Berlin is the starting point of this evening. The conversation is less concerned with the institutions but more so with the artists, designers, and producers whose material, works, and objects are part of the collection. How do these practitioners see this process of change? From their perspective, what happens to the works during the private collection’s transformation process into a public archive? The evening makes possible a change of perspective in the way we deal with archived material and material that is still to be archived.

Concept: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

With Godula Buchholz Liebig (Galerist), Yane Calovski (Artist), Mateusz Kozieradzki (ZW Foundation Archive Natalia LL), Katharina Sieverding (Artist), Stiletto Studio,s (Lighting Fixture Construction Company, One-man Artist Group), Franz Erhard Walther (Artist) und others.

Moderated by Marion Ackermann (General Director of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), Egidio Marzona (Collector), Moritz Wullen (Director of Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Tue, May 21, 2019

6 pm—7.30 pm
Tiny Desk Lecture
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau

[im]materiality – Using selected examples, representatives of the Pina Bausch Foundation present the material and digital archive of the foundation, and discuss the interface of materiality and immateriality.

Concept: Pina Bausch Foundation

With Bernhard Thull (Universität Darmstadt) and Ismaël Dia (Head of the Archive of the Pina Bausch Foundation)

8.30 pm—10 pm
Evening Program
Gewölbe im Lipsiusbau
Film Screening and Conversation

Comparative review of two different German versions of the film Nacht und Nebel (Nuit et Brouillard, France, 1956) by Alain Resnais: the West German version from the archive of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (16mm, b/w) and the DEFA version (originally 35mm, b/w & color) in the form of a digitized video cassette from the Federal Film Archive (Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv). The screening is followed by a discussion regarding the different effects of the two versions and their function as “portable places of remembrance”.

Concept: International Short Film Festival Oberhausen within the framework of Archive außer sich

With Mareike Bernien (Artist/ Kunsthochschule Kassel), Tobias Hering (Curator and Publicist, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen) and Nicole Wolf (Film Scholar, Anthropologist and Curator)

Wed, May 22, 2019

5 pm—6 pm
Performance
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau
schwanken with Tanja Krone and Clarissa Thieme

schwanken is a performative intervention into the exhibition space. Six performers from Dresden recite the original of Christa Wolf’s letter alongside translations in their own languages: a polyphonic/multilingual choir of political-social shifts and upheavals in relation to Clarissa Thieme’s artistic response to the AdA.

Performance with six performers and a text by Christa Wolf (2019)
With Ashraf Ayash, Ahmad Muhebbi, Thi Hong Hanh Nguyen, Lita Poliakova, Arthur Leo Weinhold, Peter Welchman

6 pm—7.30 pm
Tiny Desk Lecture
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau

Archive außer sich is a series of interdisciplinary research, event, and exhibition projects on film heritage and the archives in which it is found. What is cultural heritage? Who is addressed by it? Which communities, narratives, and communication formats are derived from it, and how stable are they? Or, to reformulate these questions: which as-yet unknown archives are producing the present? At the core is the idea of the Living Archive: research, digitization, and/ or restoration of archival materials are part of a contemporary artistic and curatorial practice that regards itself as participatory: the archive is a place of production. Beyond presenting their individual ideas, the project participants will also touch on the broader discussions taking place among themselves, with the aim of demonstrating the complexity and diversity of archival discourses.

Concept: Archive außer sich, a project by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art

With participants of partner institutions Archive außer sich, consisting of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, silent green Film Feld Forschung, Harun Farocki Institute, SAVVY Contemporary, pong film and the Master’s program “Film Culture: Archiving, Programming, Presentation” at the Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.