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Discussion in English This event will bring together four experienced artists, curators and thinkers, who have been engaged in queer-feminist and anti-racist cultural productions and politics for many years. Dwelling in- and outside of institutions as well as on various thresholds, they will reflect and discuss possibilities of challenging the normative frameworks of exhibition spaces. They will also ask the more profound question, whether it is clever at all, and if so how to enter the museum from a diasporic position. We will be striving for complex and contradictory views and feature subversive tactics, rather than promising simple answers. Nana Adusei-Poku (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
is Research Professor in Cultural Diversity at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences focusing on Visual Culture. As curatorial fellow 2015 at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art she has recently co-curated the exhibition No Humans Involved, which featured the artist collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN. Nana’s considerations and visual material on the exhibition will inspire our debate. Pauline Boudry (Berlin)
is an artist working together with Renate Lorenz. She will bring their commonly produced film Toxic (2012, Super 16mm/HD, 13 min, performance: Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Werner Hirsch). The film deals, among others, with the intoxicating effects of plants, ethnographic and police photography as well as art institutions.
Antke Engel (Berlin)
is director of the Institute for Queer Theory, a site where academic debate meets up with activism and artistic practices (www.queer-institut.de). Together with Jess Dorrance she has curated Bossing Images. The Power of Images, Queer Art and Politics, a project of NGBK Berlin. She will moderate this event.
Laima Kreivyté (Vilnius, Lithuania)
is part of the Coolturistes artist collective. She has curated the first two queer exhibitions in Lithuania (2009, 2013). She will talk about strategies countering censorship and bring material on queer-feminist public interventions.

Film programme

Toxic, 2012
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz