We are tired. Despite the crisis, the pandemic state of exception, we have had to continue to work, and work – even as significant parts of our lives were put on hold. Our bodies are exhausted; we can‘t take any more.
This exhibition investigates the present-day relation between work, love and exhaustion. In collaboration with the dancer Laurie Young, Anike Joyce Sadiq has developed sculptures that both support and allow exhaustion. They are an imprint, an invitation, and at the same time an homage to tired bodies. During the exhibition period, Konstanze Schmitt will come into contact with the neighbourhood around Frankfurter Tor. As part of a performative research process, she engages with post/pandemic relations between the labour of love and the state of exhaustion.
What kinds of linkages exist between social inequalities and our various states of exhaustion? How do these influence our relationships? Are there forms of (self) care and relational work that can withdraw from capitalist appropriation, or resist it?
Love and Exhaustion is the third part of the exhibition series MY WORKING WILL BE THE WORK. on self/care, labour and solidarity curated by Linnéa Meiners and Jorinde Splettstößer.
Free of admission
MEDIATION AND EVENTS
Wed, July 7 | 6pmOpeningwith music performance (set) by NKDR
Wed, September 1 | 6pmWork (Explicit)Reading circle with Jorinde Splettstößer and Linnéa Meiners
Sat, September 4 + Sun, September 5 | 1pmKGB tours by bike and on foot
Thu, September 9 | 3 – 5:30pmWe are tired!Workshop on the exhibition with the F3_kollektiv in simple language
Sun, September 12 | 3pmFinissagewith performance by Konstanze Schmittwith concert by KGB Sounds and soft ice cream
CURATORS Linnéa Meiners, Jorinde SplettstößerHEAD OF PRODUCTION Carolina RedondoPR Helen-Sophie MayrPROJECT ASSISTANCE Dani Hasrouni, Markus Hemann, Sofía PfisterINSTALLATION TEAM Juan Manuel Blanco, Maita Gasic, Johann Hackspiel, Tanya NeiraTRANSLATIONS Sonja HornungGALLERY SUPERVISION Ferdinand Gieschke, Ercan Turuc
The curators would like to thank the team of Galerie im Turm and of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien: Stéphane Bauer, Kristoffer Holmelund, Serkan Sevincli, Josef Stöhr and the exhibition supervisors.
With the kind support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: Multi-sector Funding, Exhibition Fund Municipal Galleries and Fund Exhibition fees for visual artists. Galerie im Turm is a facility of the district office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter!
Yes, I want to!