Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) announces f******* Towards New Perspectives on Feminism

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) announces f******* Towards New Perspectives on Feminism. Symposium, exhibition, concert, campaign.

In the media landscape the battle over a new, renewed, reborn, or doomed feminism seems more ferocious than ever. Frontlines run between aspiration and conscience, historicity and critique, prejudice and fear, complains and anger. The project f******* aims to analyse and discuss present and future battlefields on an interdisciplinary basis from different perspectives. The program consists of a three-day symposium, an exhibition, a concert, and a newspaper campaign.

A project of Espace Surplus (Berlin) together with Goldsmiths University London in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)

Symposium at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
1–3 February 2013

Friday, 1 February
6:30pm Welcome and introduction
Marius Babias (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein), Christina Schildmann (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Berlin), Bettina Springer / Barbara Krijanovsky (Espace Surplus, Berlin), and Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths University London).

6:45pm Feminism, politics and precarious economics
Contributions by Claudia Gather (Professor of Sociology, Berlin School of Economics and Law), Hanna Rosin (author, journalist, Washington D.C.; author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women [2012]), Deborah Ruggieri (cultural scientist, Gender AG Attac, Berlin), and Marion von Osten (artist, author, curator, Berlin / Zurich).

Chaired by Angela McRobbie (Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths University London; author of Top Girls: (Un)Doing Feminism [2010]).

Saturday, 2 February
4:30pm Feminism and maternity
Contributions by Lisa Baraitser (Director, Department of Psychosocial Studies and MaMSIE, Birbeck University London), Mareen Linnartz (journalist, editor of Nido. Wir sind eine Familie, Munich), and Claudia Voigt (journalist, Hamburg; co-author of Die Unmöglichen: Mütter, die Karriere machen [2006]).

Chaired by Bettina Springer (Espace Surplus, Berlin).

6:30pm The gender politics of the art world
Contributions by Harriet Häußler (author, lecturer, formerly of Upstairs gallery), Philomene Magers (Sprüth Magers gallery, Berlin / London), and Marián López Fernández-Cao (President of the Association of Women in the Visual Arts (MAV), Madrid).

Chaired by Julia Voss (journalist, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Berlin).

Sunday, 3 February
4:30pm Cross-cultural feminism
Contributions by Esma Cakir-Ceylan (lawyer, Federal Association of Migrant Women in Germany, Neuss), and Kübra Gümüsay (journalist, blogger, Berlin / Oxford).

Chaired by Ayşe Güleç (social education worker, art educator, Head of Documenta 12 Advisory Board, Kassel).

6:30pm: Feminism and new masculinities
Contributions by Dissens e.V. (Berlin), Mark Simpson (journalist, author, Darlington; originator of the concept metrosexual), Ann Phoenix (Professor of Children and Learning, University of London).

Chaired by Regina Frey (genderbüro, Berlin).
Artistic intervention by Kirsten Palz (artist, Berlin).

All panels will be held in German and English language except the panel Cross-cultural feminism, which will be held in German only. Admission free. No booking taken, limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibtion at Espace Surplus
2 February–9 March 2013
Opening: Friday, 1 February, 8pm
Ingo Gerken, Timo Klöppel, Isa Melsheimer

Concert at Clairchens Ballhaus
Thursday, 31 January, 9pm
Christiane Rösinger (musician and author, Berlin; last record Songs of L. and Hate [2010])
In cooperation with Missy Magazine

Campaign in Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ)
January 2013

For further information please see

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Chausseestraße 128 / 129
10115 Berlin, Germany

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