Friday, April 20, 2018, 7 pm
Spaces of Possibility in Art (Möglichkeitsräume in der Kunst)

Panel discussion with Nikita Dhawan (professor for Political Theory with a focus on Women‘s and Gender Studies at the University of Innsbruck) and Candice Breitz (artist, professor at the Braunschweig University of Art), moderated by Nuray Demir (artist, curator, lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts)

Hardly any field is more homogeneously occupied by privileged milieus than the art field. The panel discussion is intended to detect blind spots and to make them visible. How can spaces of possibility in art be thought out in terms of discrimination and translated into artistic practices?

In English language
Admission free

Candice Breitz has been professor at the Braunschweig University of Art since 2007. Her artistic work in the fields of photography and video was, among others, awarded the Prix International d’Art Contemporain of the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (2007) and the B3 BEN Award of the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image (2013). In 2017, Breitz presented her works at the Venice Biennale together with Mohau Modisakeng in the South African Pavilion. Her works have recently been shown in solo exhibitions, including Boston Museum of Fine Arts (2018); KOW Berlin (2017); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2016); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2013); South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2012); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2010); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009).

Nuray Demir is a freelance artist and curator, she studied Time-based Media at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and spent some periods studying at the Marseille-Mediterranean College of Art and Design (ESADMM) and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She works in the visual and performative arts, pursuing a research-based and collaborative approach, which informs her works on topics such as intersectional feminism and postcolonial theories. Her projects were shown at, among others, FFT Düsseldorf (2018); Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (2017); Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival) (2017); Sophiensaele, Berlin (2016); Kampnagel, Hamburg (2016; 2015). Furthermore, she disseminates her approaches in teaching, for example at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Nikita Dhawan has been professor of political theory at the University of Innsbruck since 2014, her focus being on women’s and gender studies. In 2006, she received her doctorate in philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum. From 2008 to 2014, she held a junior professorship for gender and postcolonial studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt, during which she also founded the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies. In 2005, together with María do Mar Castro Varela, she published the volume
Postkoloniale Theorie: Eine kritische Einführung (Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction). Further publications by Dhawan include: Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., 2014) and Impossible Speech. On the Politics of Silence and Violence (2007).