• Mon 22 – Fri 26 02 2016 / 11 am •
The Privilege of (Self-)Representation. Workshop week


with MARIANNE BECHHAUS-GERST, KATIA BARRETT, ANTONINA BAEVER, MASSIMO PERINELLI, NANNA HEIDENREICH, CANA BILIR-MEIER
Conduct: ULF AMINDE

Cologne has a vibrant anti-racist scene. However, the terms of engagement are increasingly up for debate. Who speaks for whom? Is critical whiteness just another way for white people to keep talking about themselves? Such questions blew up into a huge controversy in Cologne at the No Borders Camp of 2012. At this Germany-wide meeting of anti-racist initiatives, a predominantly white, middle class, anti-racist left was accused of perpetuating racist stereotypes from a critical position. This season, the fellows of the Youth Academy join guest curator and artist ULF AMINDE in revisiting the issues at stake in these debates. A series of workshops with invited guest speakers introduces different experiences of anti-racist practice in activism and cultural production and explores their implications for the production of media images, art, and films.

Contributions by the guest fellows:

Mon 22 2 2016 / 11:00
Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst
Cologne and the German Colonialism
All day

Tue 23 2 2016
11:00 Katia Barrett
Analogue Identities – Identity at the Threshold of Coupling
15:00 Antonina Baever
Forever Raved

Wed 24 2 2016 / 11:00
Massimo Perinelli
Kanak Workerism instead of Checking Privileges. Migrant Fights and the Misery of German Identity Policies

Thu 25 2 2016 / 15:30
Nanna Heidenreich
The Art of Migration

Fri 26 2 2016 / 13:30
Cana Bilir-Meier
Contemplating the Archive. Notes to Ses Alma Rehberi

Venue: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Köln