Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 2 pm
Artists’ Film International 2019: Gender

2 pm – 6 pm, Presentation at n.b.k. Video-Forum
Gender and Tradition


The Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will screen the Artists’ Film International 2019 program from November 5th to 7th, 2019. This year’s focus is on the topic Gender. Artists’ Film International is a project initiated by Whitechapel Gallery in London and features artists working with film, video, and animation. The artists are recommended by international partner organizations and presented with selected works at participating art institutions. Participating institutions include Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Cultural Centre of Belgrade; Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hanoi Doclab; Istanbul Modern; MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon; Istanbul Modern; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.); Para Site, Hong Kong; Project 88, Mumbai; Tromsø Center for Contemporary Art; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Center for Contemporary Art, Kabul; and KMW Art Center, Beijing.

The works presented at the the n.b.k. Video-Forum under the title
Gender have been grouped into three sub-categories: Gender in Transition, Gender and Tradition, and Technologies of Gender.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 2–6 pm
Gender and Tradition

Theresa Traore Dahlberg, The Ambassador’s Wife, 2017, 20 min., selected by Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
Atefa Hesari,
Safed Sar, 2019, 11 min., selected by Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kabul
Senem Gökçe Oğultekin,
Dun (Home), 2018, 13:13 min., selected by Istanbul Modern
Evelyn Taocheng Wang,
The Interview, 2017, 10:40 min., selected by KWM Art Center, Beijing
Phoebe Boswell,
The words I do not have yet, 2018, 11:18 min., selected by Whitechapel Gallery, London

The Ambassador’s Wife by Theresa Traore Dahlberg shows the wife of the French ambassador in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, torn between a privileged life in luxury and dissatisfaction in the missed chance of fulfilling a lifelong dream. Safed Sar by Atefa Hesari shows a young protagonist in an Iranian village who confronts the unassailable male community and the history of female resistance. In Dun (Home) by Senem Gökçe Oğultekin, two dancers embark on a performative exploration of the ruins of Ani, an Armenian city on the border with Turkey, thereby revealing the remnants of a long-forgotten, transnational connection. In The Interview by Evelyn Taocheng Wang, a conversation about the fetishization of the body in classical European art unfolds in the rooms of a museum archive. Phoebe Boswell’s The words I do not have yet celebrates the “Khanga“, a traditional African garment with symbolic meaning, as an expression of female imagination.