• Fri 02 09 – Fri 16 12 2016 •
To Walk A Line


An immigrant tries to lose his accent; a person with no command of the English language transcribes a Tears for Fears song; Ghanian National Symphony Orchestra rehearses an adaptation of an originally Swahili composition, all attempting to sound right, almost but not quite succeeding. Katarina Zdjelar's short films focus on the mechanism of inclusion and exclusion, on colonial and self-colonizing mimesis as well as on individual self-realization with its paradoxes, promises and failures. For her solo show at ACADEMYSPACE she creates an installation that will change over time, setting the works of other artists into dialogue with her own. PETRIT HALILAJ’s filigree drawing represent birds in the process of becoming another, ÖZLEM ALTIN’s prints refer to the physical feeling of belonging and separation while AERNOUT MIK’s film Kitchen offers an ambiguous sense of interplay between power and ineffectiveness in ageing Western society.

Fri 2 9 2016 / 18:00–22:00
Exhibition opening, part 1

Tue 13 9 2016 / 19:00
Talk in the exhibition

Thu 27 10 2016 / 19:00
Exhibition opening, part 2
Talk in the exhibition

Sat 29 10 2016 / 19:00–2:59
The exhibition is a station of the Museumsnacht.

Thu 10 11 2016 / 14:00
Thu 1 12 2016 / 14:00
Guided tour with curator Aneta Rostkowska

Opening hours:
Thu/Fri 15:00–19:00
Sat/Sun 13:00–18:00

The exhibition will be closed on the following days: 29.9., 13.10., 22./23.10., 11.11., 17.11., 2.12., 9.12.

Venue: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
Free admission
All films and talks in English