Listening Session: Hip-Hop as communication tool and cultural heritage


Poolbar


29.07 / 20:00


For the last Listening Session we travel to the beginnings of german hip-hop and talk about its social impact until today—with Torch!

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Listening Session: Hip-Hop as communication tool and cultural heritage

29.07.2023 / 20:00 / Poolbar

LISTENING SESSION with Torch at Poolbar.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) in conversation with Torch.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LISTENING SESSION:
HIP-HOP AS COMMUNICATION TOOL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE WITH TORCH
Saturday, July 29, 2023, 8 p.m.
Poolbar, Faulerstraße 1, 79098 Freiburg

Hip-hop is more than just a music genre—hip-hop is a means of political expression, lifestyle, and attitude. As an artistic and musical medium, it began to influence music production and culture in Germany in the 1980s. For the final LISTENING SESSION, accompanied by Torch we will travel to the beginnings of German hip-hop and talk about its social impact to this day.
Torch was the first to freestyle in German. Together with the music group Advanced Chemistry, he laid the foundations of hip-hop culture in Germany. This year, Heidelberg hip-hop was declared a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
Torch is a central networking figure within the German hip-hop scene and is active as a rapper, musician, and author. He will provide insights into how hip-hop works as a language and means of communication and what intentions and visions open up within it—and there will be more to hear in the DJ set that follows!

Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

The LISTENING SESSIONS offer a framework for communally experiencing and reflecting on the relationship between the street and music. Invited artists and musicians bring selected pieces of music and share their knowledge about their genesis, composition, and cultural implications. Each event is dedicated to a different musical genre and temporal context—such as jazz, feminist punk, the beginnings of German hip-hop, or music in the context of Freiburg’s squatter scene.

Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
LISTENING SESSION with Torch at Poolbar.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) in conversation with Torch.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Public Tour


Kunstverein Freiburg


29.07 / 14:00


Biennale für Freiburg 2. Graphic design by Marius Schwarz and Ronja Andersen, Amsterdam.

Public tour through the exhibition

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Public Tour

29.07.2023 / 14:00 / Kunstverein Freiburg

Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) guides through the exhibition at Kunstverein Freiburg.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Public tour through the exhibition
Saturday, July 29, 2023, 2 p.m.
Meeting point: Kunstverein Freiburg, Dreisamstr. 21, 79098 Freiburg

Participation is free of charge.

Paula Kommoss explains the work of Eva Eisenlohr.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss gives insights into the WALL NEWSPAPER by Maximiliane Baumgartner.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
View of silhouettes by Deborah Joyce Holman.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
In front of Finnegan Shannon's work.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) guides through the exhibition at Kunstverein Freiburg.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss explains the work of Eva Eisenlohr.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss gives insights into the WALL NEWSPAPER by Maximiliane Baumgartner.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
View of silhouettes by Deborah Joyce Holman.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
In front of Finnegan Shannon's work.
Photo: Marc Doradzillo, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Public Tour


Kunstverein Freiburg


22.07 / 19:00


Public tour through the exhibition as part of Freiburger Museumsnacht

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Public Tour

22.07.2023 / 19:00 / Kunstverein Freiburg

Public tour through the exhibition with curator Paula Kommoss and curatorial assistant Valentina Ehnimb as part of Freiburger Museumsnacht
Saturday, July 22, 2023, 7. pm.
Meeting point: Kunstverein Freiburg, Dreisamstr. 21, 79098 Freiburg

Other dates public tours:

Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m.

Participation is free of charge.

Street fest of the Biennale für Freiburg 2 x Kunstverein


Marienstraße


21.07 / 
16:00 – 22:00


Biennale für Freiburg 2. Graphic design by Marius Schwarz and Ronja Andersen, Amsterdam.

The Biennale für Freiburg 2 and the Kunstverein Freiburg invite you to a street fest.

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Street fest of the Biennale für Freiburg 2 x Kunstverein

21.07.2023 / 16:00 – 22:00 / Marienstraße

The street fest in Marienstraße of the Biennale für Freiburg 2 and Kunstverein Freiburg.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Welcome by Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2), Ernst Ludwig Ganter (1st Chairman, Kunstverein Freiburg) and Heinrich Dietz (Director, Kunstverein Freiburg).
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

STREET FEST: BIENNALE FÜR FREIBURG 2 X KUNSTVEREIN FREIBURG
Date: July 21, 2023, 4–10 p.m.
Location: Marienstraße, 79098 Freiburg

Together with Kunstverein Freiburg, the Biennale for Freiburg 2 invites you to a street fest. The street becomes a place of exchange and encounter, of expression and playful interaction. Anna Byskov and Hannah Kindler from the somebody*ies collective will activate the street as a stage and resonance chamber with their PERFORMANCE: THIS IS WHAT WE CAME FOR. Children and young people can create leaflets in Maximiliane Baumgartner’s FLUGBLATTWERKSTATT (LEAFLET WORKSHOP) and learn more about the work of Freiburg artist Eva Eisenlohr. There will be games, food, and drinks, and various Freiburg musicians will accompany the evening.

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Music by street musicians from Freiburg.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Lemonade Fermentation Workshop by Laurie Mlodzik.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LEAFLET WORKSHOP BY MAXIMILIANE BAUMGARTNER AS PART OF THE BIENNALE FÜR FREIBURG 2 STREET FEST
Friday, July 21, 2023, 4–6 p.m.
Marienstraße, 79098 Freiburg

Taking the work of the Freiburg artist and art educator Eva Eisenlohr as a starting point, Baumgartner has developed an action space comprised of multi-part painterly interventions in Freiburg’s urban space, in which the boundaries between the production, presentation, and mediation of art dissolve and new positionings become possible.
The action vehicle VIELE VAMPIRE SIND VÖGEL (2019/2023) is one element of the action space and will become a collaborative stage for action. An enlarged reproduction of the woodcut FRIENDS (1956) by Eva Eisenlohr serves as a gateway onto a performative approach to, and examination of, her work. In the LEAFLET WORKSHOP, leaflets will be created in collaboration with children and young people in the Freiburg Stadtgarten.

The LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner with the action vehicle VIELE VAMPIRE SIND VÖGEL (2019/2023).
Foto: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

PERFORMANCE BY SOMEBODY*IES: THIS IS WHAT WE CAME FOR
Anna Byskov, Hannah Kindler
Friday, July 21, 2023
4:30 p.m.: Klarastraße, meeting point: JC Café, Klarastraße 70, 79106 Freiburg
5 p.m.: Marienstraße, 79098 Freiburg

This performative intervention by somebody*ies activates the street as a stage, resonance chamber, and place of interaction. By appropriating different codes inherent within the street, Anna Byskov and Hannah Kindler center specific relations of gaze and speech. The acting body becomes the medium of communal reflection on the meaning of heroes in public space and the possibility of their collectivization.

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

The supervision of children and adolescents during the leaflet workshop as well as during the entire street fest is the responsibility of the accompanying person with legal guardianship or parental authority and is not assumed by the team of the leaflet workshop, the Biennale, or the Kunstverein.

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
The street fest in Marienstraße of the Biennale für Freiburg 2 and Kunstverein Freiburg.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Welcome by Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2), Ernst Ludwig Ganter (1st Chairman, Kunstverein Freiburg) and Heinrich Dietz (Director, Kunstverein Freiburg).
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Music by street musicians from Freiburg.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Lemonade Fermentation Workshop by Laurie Mlodzik.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
The LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner with the action vehicle VIELE VAMPIRE SIND VÖGEL (2019/2023).
Foto: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Listening Session: Onetwothree: Feminist Punk


Slow Club Freiburg


20.07 / 19:00


Album: KLEENEX / LiLiPUT, First Songs, published 2016 with KillRockStars, Portland, USA, www.killrockstars.com, Cover: Artwork: Peter Fischli, Photo: Katja Becker, 1981

Together with Sévérine Kpoti we explore the question of how art and feminism come together in punk.

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Listening Session: Onetwothree: Feminist Punk

20.07.2023 / 19:00 / Slow Club Freiburg

Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale fr Freiburg 2) and Sévérine Kpoti start the LISTENING SESSION.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LISTENING SESSION:
ONETWOTHREE: FEMINIST PUNK WITH SÉVÉRINE KPOTI
Thursday, July 20, 2023, 7 p.m.
Slow Club, Haslacher Straße 25, 79115 Freiburg

Zurich artist and musician Klaudia Schifferle has been tearing down borders in changing constellations since the 1980s. Her various projects, including the bands Kleenex/LiLiPUT and most recently ONETWOTHREE, connect the worlds of punk, art, and feminism across Switzerland and beyond. Together with Sévérine Kpoti—herself active in the punk scene and author of the book PUNK AS F*CK (2022, Ventilverlag)—we will play a variety of songs and talk about subcultures, social structures, and different approaches to punk. Afterward, at the Slow Club, there will be a concert with Breanna Barbara and the band Tulips.

Sévérine Kpoti reads from the book PUNK AS F*CK (2022).
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

The LISTENING SESSIONS offer a framework for communally experiencing and reflecting on the relationship between the street and music. Invited artists and musicians bring selected pieces of music and share their knowledge about their genesis, composition, and cultural implications. Each event is dedicated to a different musical genre and temporal context—such as jazz, feminist punk, the beginnings of German hip-hop, or music in the context of Freiburg’s squatter scene.

Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
In front of the Slow Club Freiburg.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale fr Freiburg 2) and Sévérine Kpoti start the LISTENING SESSION.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Sévérine Kpoti reads from the book PUNK AS F*CK (2022).
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
In front of the Slow Club Freiburg.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Leaflet Workshop by Maximiliane Baumgartner


Musikpavillon, Stadtgarten


14.07 / 
13:00 – 16:00


Biennale für Freiburg 2. Graphic design by Marius Schwarz and Ronja Andersen, Amsterdam.

In the LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner leaflets will be created in collaboration with children and young people.

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Leaflet Workshop by Maximiliane Baumgartner

14.07.2023 / 13:00 – 16:00 / Musikpavillon, Stadtgarten

LEAFLET WORKSHOP BY MAXIMILIANE BAUMGARTNER
Date: Friday, July 14, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Location: to be announced

Based around the Freiburg artist and art educator Eva Eisenlohr (1891–1977), Maximiliane Baumgartner will develop an action space comprised of multi-part painterly interventions in Freiburg’s urban space, in which the production, presentation, and mediation of art dissolve and new positionings become possible.
The action vehicle VIELE VAMPIRE SIND VÖGEL (2019/2023) is one element of the action space and will become a collaborative stage for action. An enlarged reproduction of Eisenlohr’s print FRIENDS (1956) takes the form of a banner, mounted on the cart. It serves as direct illustrative material, as well as a gateway onto a performative approach to and examination of Eisenlohr’s work. In a LEAFLET WORKSHOP leaflets will be created in collaboration with children and young people.

The supervision of children and young people during the leaflet workshop is the responsibility of their parents or guardians and cannot be left to the leaflet workshop team.

LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner at Stadtgarten.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LEAFLET WORKSHOP
Friday, July 14, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Location to be announced

LEAFLET WORKSHOP BY MAXIMILIANE BAUMGARTNER AS PART OF THE BIENNALE FÜR FREIBURG 2 STREET FEST
Friday, July 21, 2023, 4–6 p.m.
Marienstraße, 79098 Freiburg

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner at Stadtgarten.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Pflaster:
Resistant Streets


Platz der Alten Synagoge


13.07 / 19:00


Biennale für Freiburg 2. Graphic design by Marius Schwarz and Ronja Andersen, Amsterdam.

Together with the social worker Dorothee Annette Kreuzer, the participants of this PFLASTER are encouraged to focus their attention on places that are characterized by contradictions

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Pflaster:
Resistant Streets

13.07.2023 / 19:00 / Platz der Alten Synagoge

Social worker Dorothee Annette Kreuzer begins the Pflaster.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Dorothee Annette Kreuzer welcome the participants.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

PFLASTER:
RESISTANT STREETS WITH DOROTHEE ANNETTE KREUZER
Thursday, July 13, 2023, 7 p.m.
Meeting place: Platz der Alten Synagoge, 79098 Freiburg

Participants are invited to accompany social worker Dorothee Annette Kreuzer and broaden their perspective as they move through the city, directing their gaze to places that are characterized by contradictions. The streets of a city mark its centers, delimit them, and guide people through them. As public spaces, they are equally contested sites of political disputes. This raises the question of who owns these spaces and how the city can be shaped and lived in.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own backpack and blanket.

Water and sleeping bags.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

In the PFLASTER series, the Biennale für Freiburg 2 invites experts from different fields to examine the circumstances and stories of specific urban contexts during guided walks. While walking through Freiburg, the street talks open up a space to reflect together on the potentials of social movements: how, for example, does feminist representation manifest itself in public space? Furthermore, the conversations will critically reflect upon aspects of Freiburg’s colonial urban history and examine the current realities of life on the street. Using existing resources and expert knowledge from within the city, PFLASTER aims to sharpen the focus on the historical and contemporary layers of meaning, (in)visibility and (in)accessibility of urban space. Participation in the street talks is free of charge.

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
At Bertoldsbrunnen. 
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Social worker Dorothee Annette Kreuzer begins the Pflaster.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Dorothee Annette Kreuzer welcome the participants.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Water and sleeping bags.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
At Bertoldsbrunnen. 
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Leaflet Workshop by Maximiliane Baumgartner


Kunstverein Freiburg


09.07 / 
13:00 – 16:00


NEW LOCATION: Due to the weather forecast the LEAFLET WORKSHOP will take place at the Kunstverein

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Leaflet Workshop by Maximiliane Baumgartner

09.07.2023 / 13:00 – 16:00 / Kunstverein Freiburg

LEAFLET WORKSHOP BY MAXIMILIANE BAUMGARTNER
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
NEW Location: Kunstverein Freiburg, Dreisamstraße 21, 79098 Freiburg

Based around the Freiburg artist and art educator Eva Eisenlohr (1891–1977), Maximiliane Baumgartner will develop an action space comprised of multi-part painterly interventions in Freiburg’s urban space, in which the production, presentation, and mediation of art dissolve and new positionings become possible.
The action vehicle VIELE VAMPIRE SIND VÖGEL (2019/2023) is one element of the action space and will become a collaborative stage for action. An enlarged reproduction of Eisenlohr’s print FRIENDS (1956) takes the form of a banner, mounted on the cart. It serves as direct illustrative material, as well as a gateway onto a performative approach to and examination of Eisenlohr’s work. In a LEAFLET WORKSHOP leaflets will be created in collaboration with children and young people.

The supervision of children and young people during the leaflet workshop is the responsibility of their parents or guardians and cannot be left to the leaflet workshop team.

LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner at Stadtgarten.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LEAFLET WORKSHOP
Sunday, July 9, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Kunstverein Freiburg, Dreisamstraße 21, 79098 Freiburg

Friday, July 14, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
TO BE ANNOUNCED

LEAFLET WORKSHOP BY MAXIMILIANE BAUMGARTNER AS PART OF THE BIENNALE FÜR FREIBURG 2 STREET FEST
Friday, July 21, 2023, 4–6 p.m.
Marienstraße, 79098 Freiburg

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner at Stadtgarten.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Symposium


Kommunales Kino


08.07 / 
10:00 – 17:00


The Biennale für Freiburg 2 invites you to the symposium NERVOUS INFRASTRUCTURES, ACTS OF RESISTANCE

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Symposium

08.07.2023 / 10:00 – 17:00 / Kommunales Kino

Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld start with the first talk of the Symposium.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

SYMPOSIUM:
NERVOUS INFRASTRUCTURES, ACTS OF RESISTANCE
Date: July 8, 2023, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Kommunales Kino, Urachstraße 40, 79102 Freiburg

With Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld, Paula Kommoss, Joe Namy, Dr. Kathrin Rottmann, Dr. des. José B. Segebre, Polina Stohnushko, and Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby.

Infrastructures are more than just the foundations of our day-to-day lives; they set the parameters for how daily life takes place. Within them, a dispositif materializes that is determined by principles such as efficiency, development, and growth. Written and unwritten rules shape our perception, regulate our behavior, and guide our movements. As the central nervous system of a society, infrastructures unite the flows of traffic and information, the circulation of goods, people, and data.

Social life takes place within and upon them—but not without irregularities, fluctuations, and frictions. In this way, infrastructures like the street also provide the framework for individual and collective actions. A minimal intervention can have a maximal impact: Bodies join together, stop, make a statement, and interrupt the smooth functioning of normativity. Spontaneous or planned, a counter-public is formed that gives rise to a new space: A space for acts of resistance and solidarity.

At the NERVOUS INFRASTRUCTURES, ACTS OF RESISTANCE symposium, the Biennale für Freiburg 2 invites you to trace the different conditions and spaces of action within the street as infrastructure. The invited speakers will focus on different layers of meaning spanning architecture, sociology, activism, and artistic appropriation.

The symposium includes contributions in German and in English.

SCHEDULE

10 a.m.:
Welcome by Neriman Bayram (Artistic Director, Kommunales Kino)
Introduction by Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2)

10:15 a.m.:
Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld in Conversation with Paula Kommoss: Marking the Street—Creating a Public. On the Interventions of Lotty Rosenfeld in Public Space

11 a.m.:
Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby: Kurze Architekturgeschichte der modernen Straße

11:45 a.m.:
Polina Stohnushko: Spray Democracy: Voices of Resistance

12:30–1:30 p.m.:
Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.:
Dr. des. José B. Segebre and Paula Kommoss: What Are We Waiting For? A Conversation on Resistance and Interruption

2:15 p.m.:
Dr. Kathrin Rottmann: Pflaster und Asphalt. Wem gehört die Öffentlichkeit?

3 p.m.:
Joe Namy: All In Clashes, All In Distortion

4–5 p.m.:
Discussion

Neriman Bayram (Artistic Director, Kommunales Kino) welcomes the participants.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss gives an introduction.
Foto: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld:
With her actions, the Chilean artist Lotty Rosenfeld (1943–2020) intervened directly on the street. She placed markings that interrupted the flow of traffic and at the same time created a new, public place. As a founding member of the CADA collective, Rosenfeld expanded the field of intervention with the slogan NO+. Supplemented by individual words and signs, it spread throughout the urban fabric on banners and in demonstrations. Thus, in the midst of the political repression of Pinochet’s military regime, a counter-public was formed.
Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld (b. 1972, CL) is a poet, writer, artist, and astrologer in constant training. She studied Letters and Aesthetics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Art at Palazzo Spinelli, Florence. She has published two collections of poems “Marea baja” (2017) and “La jabalina” (2019) as well as a novel “La lava” (2021). From 1994 to 2020, she worked as a production assistant for her mother, the visual artist Lotty Rosenfeld, and now holds the position of director at the Fundación Lotty Rosenfeld.

Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld: Marking the Street - Creating a Public. On the Interventions of Lotty Rosenfeld.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld in conversation with Paula Kommoss.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby:
Based on his book “The History of the Corridor” (2018), architectural theorist Stephan Trüby will present a brief architectural history of the modern street. In part, this draws on urban planning discussions that took place around hundred years ago, in which modernists as Le Corbusier and Sigfried Giedion opposed the “donkey roads” of the traditional city. Today, in the context of discussions around mobility and climate protection, urbanism is faced with comparable fronts. But now the future seems to exist only in the variants of “a better past” and dystopia.
Stephan Trüby (b. 1970, DE) is professor at and director of the Institut Grundlagen moderner Architektur und Entwerfen (IGmA) at the University of Stuttgart and previously taught at the HfG Karlsruhe (2007–2009), the Zurich University of the Arts (2009–2014), Harvard University (2012–2014), and the TU Munich (2014–2018). His books include “Exit Architecture. Design between War and Peace” (2008), “The History of the Corridor” (2018), and “Right-Wing Spaces. Political Essays and Conversations” (2020).

Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby: Brief Architectural History of the Modern Street.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Polina Stohnushko:
Drawing upon analysis of socially and politically themed graffiti in Berlin, this talk will examine how graffiti can transform walls into platforms of communication, resistance, and solidarity. The discussion will delve into the emergence of the anti-solidarity graffiti campaign “DAS IST NICHT UNSER KRIEG” (English: “THIS IS NOT OUR WAR”) in Berlin—examining its impact on public opinion and group solidarity amidst the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Polina Stohnushko (b. 1994, UA) is a graffiti researcher based in Berlin and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung PhD Scholar at the University of Passau. She was a DAAD scholarship holder at the University of Tübingen (2017–2019) and engages in politically and socially motivated urban interventions alongside her academic work. Stohnushko’s publications include “‘Das ist unser Krieg.’ Anti-Ukraine-Graffiti in Berlin” (2023) and “Dove of Peace – Pigeon of War” (2022).

Polina Stohnushko: Spray Democracy: Voices of Resistance.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Dr. des. José B. Segebre & Paula Kommoss:
Interruptions make us wait. For the most part, interruptions in our daily lives and waiting are perceived as delays. But don’t these negatively connoted experiences also conceal the possibility that everything will be different? From this perspective, interruptions and the resulting waiting experiences exhibit a resilience. With a focus on contemporary art and based on the curatorial concept of the Biennale for Freiburg 2, José B. Segebre and Paula Kommoss talk about the implicit and explicit parameters of waiting and interruption, as well as their potential for resistance as aesthetic experiences and artistic strategies.
José Segebre (b. 1987, MX/HN) works in Berlin as a writer and theorist. His doctoral dissertation on “The Time of Waiting” explores aesthetic experience and unfreedom in contemporary art, with a focus on critical, queer, feminist, and decolonial theories. Since 2019, he has co-curated the film series “Full Moon Screenings” with artist François Pisapia. He also writes fiction, exhibition, and catalog texts that have been published in the journals of the Association of Historians of American Art (AHA) and the College Art Association (CAA), among others.
Paula Kommoss (b. 1989, DE) is a curator and artistic director of the Biennale for Freiburg 2. Her research focuses on theories of the public sphere and the visualization of power dispositives. She has realized numerous exhibitions, founded the exhibition space ELVIRA in 2021, and published the “Städelschule Lectures 1 / 2” (2019 / 2021). As an art historian, she most recently compiled the biographies and exhibition listings as part of the publication “26 Artists. Works from the Zander Collection” (2023). Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Städelschule and as a curatorial assistant at the German Pavilion of the 57th Biennale di Venezia as well as at the Fridericianum in Kassel.

Dr. des. José B. Segebre talks about Resistance and Interruption in public space.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss talks about the student protest

Dr. Kathrin Rottmann:
Pavement and asphalt define urban space visually, functionally, politically, and socially; the use of these materials works so smoothly that it goes almost unnoticed on an everyday basis. The lecture is dedicated to exemplary artistic works that make these different codes of street surfaces visible.
Kathrin Rottmann is editor of “kritische berichte” and heads the research project “Industrial Modes of Production in the Art of the Global North in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Studies in Art and Factories” at the Institute of Art History at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Before that, she was a research assistant for the exhibition project “Sigmar Polke: Wir Kleinbürger” at the Hamburger Kunsthalle and a research assistant at MoMA for the retrospective “Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010.” She received her doctorate with a thesis on “Aesthetics from Below. Pavement and Asphalt in Modernist Visual Art” (Silke Schreiber Verlag, Munich 2016), which was awarded the Aby Warburg-grant award of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Dr. Kathrin Rottmann: Pavement and Asphalt. Who owns the street?
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Joe Namy:
Joe Namy (b. 1978, US) is an artist, composer, and educator often working collaboratively through the intersections of sound, video, performance, and sculpture. Their projects focus on the politics of music and organized sound, such as the pageantry and power of opera, the noise laws and gender dynamics of bass, the colors and tones of militarization, the migration patterns of instruments and songs, and the complexities of translation in all this—from language to language, from score to sound, from drum to dance. Joe Namy holds a monthly DJ residency called Rhythm x Rhythm on Radio Alhara, is a Sundance Institute/Time Studios/Kendeda Funds fellow, the artist in residence for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and a PhD researcher at the Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University.

Joe Namy: All In Clashes, All In Distortion.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
The final discussion.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld start with the first talk of the Symposium.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Neriman Bayram (Artistic Director, Kommunales Kino) welcomes the participants.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss gives an introduction.
Foto: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld: Marking the Street - Creating a Public. On the Interventions of Lotty Rosenfeld.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Alejandra Coz Rosenfeld in conversation with Paula Kommoss.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Prof. Dr. Stephan Trüby: Brief Architectural History of the Modern Street.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Polina Stohnushko: Spray Democracy: Voices of Resistance.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Dr. des. José B. Segebre talks about Resistance and Interruption in public space.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss talks about the student protest
Dr. Kathrin Rottmann: Pavement and Asphalt. Who owns the street?
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Joe Namy: All In Clashes, All In Distortion.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
The final discussion.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Public Tour


Kunstverein Freiburg


07.07 / 18:00


Public tour through the exhibition with Thomas Patier (in French)

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Public Tour

07.07.2023 / 18:00 / Kunstverein Freiburg

Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Public tour through the exhibition with Thomas Patier
The tour will be held in French

Friday, July 7, 2023, 6 p.m.
Meeting point: Kunstverein Freiburg, Dreisamstr. 21, 79098 Freiburg

Other dates public tours:

Saturday, July 22, 2023, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m.

Participation is free of charge.

Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Listening Session: Percussive Attack


Kunstverein Freiburg


29.06 / 20:00


In this Listening Session we will explore Jazz and the term “DREAD” together with Cudelice Brazelton IV.

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Listening Session: Percussive Attack

29.06.2023 / 20:00 / Kunstverein Freiburg

Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Cudelice Brazelton IV.
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LISTENING SESSION:
PERCUSSIVE ATTACK: WITH PAULA KOMMOSS X CUDELICE BRAZELTON IV
Thursday, June 29, 2023, 8 p.m.
Kunstverein Freiburg, Dreisamstraße 21, 79098 Freiburg

In his installation APART-PLAYING (2022), on view during the Biennale at Kunstverein Freiburg, Cudelice Brazelton IV works with sound as a means of both immersion and disruption. Together with the artist we will dive into the soundscape of the work and investigate the background of the composition, which was written, played, and sampled by the Chicago jazz musician Angel Bat Dawid in collaboration with Brazelton IV. Dawid describes her work as a sonic response to deeply frightening events and social injustices, located in a moment of self-empowerment. Based on these experiences, we will also explore the term “DREAD,” its implications and the ways it touches lived reality.

Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

The LISTENING SESSIONS offer a framework for communally experiencing and reflecting on the relationship between the street and music. Invited artists and musicians bring selected pieces of music and share their knowledge about their genesis, composition, and cultural implications. Each event is dedicated to a different musical genre and temporal context—such as jazz, feminist punk, the beginnings of German hip-hop, or music in the context of Freiburg’s squatter scene.

Installationview Cudelice Brazelton IV, APART-PLAYING
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Cudelice Brazelton IV.
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Installationview Cudelice Brazelton IV, APART-PLAYING
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Valentina Ehnimb, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Workshop: somebody*ies


CRAC Alsace


28.06 / 
14:00 – 18:00


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Workshop: somebody*ies

28.06.2023 / 14:00 – 18:00 / CRAC Alsace

Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace

WORKSHOP WITH SOMEBODY*IES
Anna Byskov, Hannah Kindler
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 2-6 p.m.
Location: CRAC Alsace, 18 Rue du Château, 68130 Altkirch, FR

As a prelude to their performance in Freiburg, somebody*ies (Anna Byskov and Hannah Kindler) have planned a practical workshop at CRAC Alsace in Altkirch. The biographies of three women from Stühlinger form the contentual framework of the workshop. They are a starting point for thinking about issues such as freedom of speech and protest, and about the role that individuals and groups can play in social movements. Participants from Altkirch, Freiburg, and the region are invited to take part in an exchange about forms of remembrance culture in public space, and also to produce capes that will be used as props in a performance in July.

PERFORMANCE: Friday, July 21, 2023
4:30 p.m.: Klarastraße, meeting point: JC Café, Klarastraße 70, 79106 Freiburg
5:00 p.m.: Marienstraße, 79098 Freiburg

Within the WORKSHOPS, interested people can enter into a direct exchange with the artists of the Biennale für Freiburg 2. The workshops allow an intensive examination of the themes of the artistic works as well as direct participation in artistic research and production processes.

Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2 / CRAC Alsace

Public Tour


Kunstverein Freiburg


18.06 / 14:00


Public tour through the exhibition with curator Paula Kommoss

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Public Tour

18.06.2023 / 14:00 / Kunstverein Freiburg

Curator Paula Kommoss guides through the exhibition at the Kunstverein Freiburg.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Public tour through the exhibition with curator Paula Kommoss
Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m.
Meeting point: Kunstverein Freiburg, Dreisamstr. 21, 79098 Freiburg

Other dates public tours:
Friday, July 7, 2023, 6 p.m. (in French)
Saturday, July 22, 2023, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m.

Participation is free of charge.

In front of Eva Eisenlohr's art.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) gives insights into the works of Maximiliane Baumgartner.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
View of the works of Deborah Joyce Holman and Kirthi Ingerfurth.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
In front of the work of Hito Steyerl.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Curator Paula Kommoss guides through the exhibition at the Kunstverein Freiburg.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
In front of Eva Eisenlohr's art.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) gives insights into the works of Maximiliane Baumgartner.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
View of the works of Deborah Joyce Holman and Kirthi Ingerfurth.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
In front of the work of Hito Steyerl.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Listening Session: Schneller Wohnen/Live Faster: The Music of the Squatters in Freiburg


Musikpavillon, Stadtgarten


17.06 / 16:00


At the first listening session Gudrun Leser shows us the music of the squatters scene.

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Listening Session: Schneller Wohnen/Live Faster: The Music of the Squatters in Freiburg

17.06.2023 / 16:00 / Musikpavillon, Stadtgarten

Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Gudrun Leser start the LISTENING SESSION.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LISTENING SESSION

SCHNELLER WOHNEN/LIVE FASTER: THE MUSIC OF THE SQUATTERS IN FREIBURG WITH GUDRUN LESER X GUESTS
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 4 p.m.
Musikpavillon, Stadtgarten, 79098 Freiburg

Schwarzwaldhof—that was the name of the area of a former button factory in the Wiehre neighborhood, which was occupied for three quarters of a year between 1980 and 1981: In that short time, squatters created a non-commercial center in the space, with a theater, bar, communal kitchen, and living quarters. In the process, many concerts were staged and numerous bands formed, such as Soldiers of Fortune and many more. Bookseller Gudrun Leser was part of the scene—with her, we will listen in on the songs that were written back then and ask what happens when political idealism comes to face economic aspirations and social realities.

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

The LISTENING SESSIONS offer a framework for communally experiencing and reflecting on the relationship between the street and music. Invited artists and musicians bring selected pieces of music and share their knowledge about their genesis, composition, and cultural implications. Each event is dedicated to a different musical genre and temporal context—such as jazz, feminist punk, the beginnings of German hip-hop, or music in the context of Freiburg’s squatter scene.

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Other participants also offered insights into the living conditions and music production of the squatter scene at the time.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) and Gudrun Leser start the LISTENING SESSION.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Other participants also offered insights into the living conditions and music production of the squatter scene at the time.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Leaflet Workshop by Maximiliane Baumgartner


Musikpavillon, Stadtgarten


17.06 / 
13:00 – 16:00


In the LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner leaflets will be created in collaboration with children and young people.

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Leaflet Workshop by Maximiliane Baumgartner

17.06.2023 / 13:00 – 16:00 / Musikpavillon, Stadtgarten

LEAFLET WORKSHOP BY MAXIMILIANE BAUMGARTNER
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Location: Musikpavillon in the Stadtgarten, Mozartstraße side, 79104 Freiburg

Based around the Freiburg artist and art educator Eva Eisenlohr (1891–1977), Maximiliane Baumgartner will develop an action space comprised of multi-part painterly interventions in Freiburg’s urban space, in which the production, presentation, and mediation of art dissolve and new positionings become possible.
The action vehicle VIELE VAMPIRE SIND VÖGEL (2019/2023) is one element of the action space and will become a collaborative stage for action. An enlarged reproduction of Eisenlohr’s print FRIENDS (1956) takes the form of a banner, mounted on the cart. It serves as direct illustrative material, as well as a gateway onto a performative approach to and examination of Eisenlohr’s work. In a LEAFLET WORKSHOP leaflets will be created in collaboration with children and young people.

The supervision of children and young people during the leaflet workshop is the responsibility of their parents or guardians and cannot be left to the leaflet workshop team.

LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximilane Baumgartner at Stadtgarten.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Poto: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

LEAFLET WORKSHOP
Friday, June 16, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Musikpavillon in the Stadtgarten, Mozartstraße side, 79104 Freiburg

LEAFLET WORKSHOP
Sunday, July 9, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 2023, 1–4 p.m.
Behind the Musikpavillon in the Stadtgarten, Mozartstraße side, 79104 Freiburg

LEAFLET WORKSHOP BY MAXIMILIANE BAUMGARTNER AS PART OF THE BIENNALE FÜR FREIBURG 2 STREET FEST
Friday, July 21, 2023, 4–6 p.m.
Marienstraße, 79098 Freiburg

Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximilane Baumgartner at Stadtgarten.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Poto: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Pflaster: Utopias at Flückiger See


Seepark


17.06 / 12:00


Explore the history of the origin and transformation of the Seepark with Werner Hertleif and artist and architect Hartmann Litschel.

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Pflaster: Utopias at Flückiger See

17.06.2023 / 12:00 / Seepark

The Flückiger See.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

PFLASTER: STREET TALKS IN AND ABOUT FREIBURG

UTOPIAS AT FLÜCKIGER SEE WITH WERNER HERTLEIF X HARTMANN LITSCHEL
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 12 p.m.
Meeting point: Bürgerhaus, Seepark, 79110 Freiburg

Explore the history of the origin and transformation of the Seepark with Werner Hertleif and artist and architect Hartmann Litschel. Between 1947 and 1949, the rubble of a destroyed Freiburg was dumped into the former lake, southeast of the current location, by means of a specially built railroad connection, the “Trümmerexpress” (Rubble Express). The new and current site was used for recreational activities in addition to gravel and sand mining by the Flückiger company. It also became the site of the art competition “Park, Art and Utopia” in 1986. Beginning with the numerous architectures and works of art that were created at that time and still populate the Seepark today, we will place their stories and utopias in relation to the present day.

Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) contextualizes the works of Maryam Ghasemi in the Forsthaus.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

In the PFLASTER series, the Biennale für Freiburg 2 invites experts from different fields to examine the circumstances and stories of specific urban contexts during guided walks. While walking through Freiburg, the street talks open up a space to reflect on the potentials of social movements. Using actors, experts, and knowledge from within the city, the PFLASTER series aims to sharpen the focus on the historical and contemporary layers of meaning, (in)visibility, and (in)accessibility of urban space.

Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Werner Hertleif gives an insight into the history of the Seepark.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
The participants of the PFLASTER in front of the Ecostation, which was built as part of the art competition “Park, Art and Utopia” in 1986.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
The Flückiger See.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) contextualizes the works of Maryam Ghasemi in the Forsthaus.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Werner Hertleif gives an insight into the history of the Seepark.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2
The participants of the PFLASTER in front of the Ecostation, which was built as part of the art competition “Park, Art and Utopia” in 1986.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Eröffnung


Seepark


16.06 / 19:00


The Biennale für Freiburg 2 invites you to the opening

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Eröffnung

16.06.2023 / 19:00 / Seepark

Felicia Maier (Head of the Cultural Office, City of Freiburg), Julia Galandi-Pascual (2nd Chairwoman of the Board, Perspektiven für Kunst in Freiburg e.V.) and Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) on the Seebühne in the Seepark.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

OPENING: FRIDAY, June 16, 2023

The exhibition venues of the Biennale für Freiburg 2 are open from 12–6 p.m. on the opening day.

1–4 p.m.: LEAFLET WORKSHOP by Maximiliane Baumgartner, Musikpavillon in the Stadtgarten

7 p.m.: OPENING CELEBRATION, Seebühne in the Seepark
Welcome by Felicia Maier (Head of the Cultural Office, City of Freiburg) and Julia Galandi-Pascual (2nd Chairwoman of the Board, Perspektiven für Kunst in Freiburg e.V.)
Introduction by Paula Kommoss (Curator and Artistic Director, Biennale for Freiburg 2)
followed by a PERFORMANCE by lo.me

10 p.m.: Party at the BAR am Funkeneck with DJ TAX and DJ LATHE

Paula Kommoss gives an introduction into the exhibition.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

PERFORMANCE BY LO.ME: ULTRA
Seebühne at the Seepark (opening)
Seepark Freiburg, north-eastern shore (performance)

Between two stage-like structures on the northeastern shore of Freiburg’s Seepark, a choreography of relations of gaze, action, and identification unfolds. In its ambivalent handling of the viewer’s attention, lo.me blurs the boundaries between beginning and end, between object and subject of observation, between docility and mastery. Formal elements such as duration, blurriness, reduction, and repetition meet spontaneity and unpredictability—with the aim of challenging and potentially shifting supposedly stable power relations and expectations.

The performance is realized in cooperation with Perrrformat (Luca Büchler, Paula Thomaka, Martina Morger, and Carolina Misztela).

Performance by lo.me: ULTRA
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Felicia Maier (Head of the Cultural Office, City of Freiburg), Julia Galandi-Pascual (2nd Chairwoman of the Board, Perspektiven für Kunst in Freiburg e.V.) and Paula Kommoss (Artistic Director, Biennale für Freiburg 2) on the Seebühne in the Seepark.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Paula Kommoss gives an introduction into the exhibition.
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Performance by lo.me: ULTRA
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2
Photo: Sévérine Kpoti, © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Film Program:
The Street As a Metaphor for Life


GHS Biologie


11.05 / 20:00


The last evening of the film program belongs to JADDE KHAKI — HIT THE ROAD by Panah Panahi

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Film Program:
The Street As a Metaphor for Life

11.05.2023 / 20:00 / GHS Biologie

BFF 2 X AKA-FILMCLUB PRESENT: PANAH PANAHI
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8 p.m.
Location: Faculty of Biology large lecture hall, Institute for Biology II/III, Schänzlestraße 1, 79104 Freiburg

JADDE KHAKI – HIT THE ROAD
Director: Panah Panahi, 2021, 93 min., Farsi with English subtitles

In a rented car, a family of four travels through a rugged landscape in northern Iran. Where they are headed remains unclear. The aimlessness of the road trip is reflected in the film’s imagery: the roads blend into the landscape more and more until they seem to dissolve into each other completely. Panah Panahi contrasts the noticeably growing tension with moments of situational comedy. This finally snaps with full force. Accompanied by the pop songs of Shahram Shabpareh, past and present collide.

Introductory lecture by Neriman Bayram, Kommunales Kino

Photo: Lea Kühne

Neriman Bayram studied sociology and Islamic studies. She is the artistic director/managing director of the Kommunales Kino and the Galerie im Alten Wiehrebahnhof in Freiburg, as well as curator for international film and for interdisciplinary projects (exhibitions, literature, performance, video art, music, and photography). Bayram realized numerous events and projects on cultural-political, transcultural and socially relevant topics and held jury memberships for transcultural and interdisciplinary projects. For 15 years, she has been part of the cultural committee of the municipal council in Freiburg. She is a founding member of the BIPoC Künstler*innen network in Baden-Württemberg. For many years, Bayram has been involved with Iranian films and works by Iranian artists in Iran and in exile. She received invitations to the “Fadjr International Film Festival” in Tehran and to the Children and Youth Film Festival in Isfahan.

Introductory lecture by Neriman Bayram in the biology lecture hall.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

The collaboration between the Biennale für Freiburg 2 and the aka-Filmclub forms the cinematic prologue to the Biennale exhibition taking place in summer 2023. Across five dates, the curated series comprises screenings of selected films surrounding the thematic focus of the Biennale, accompanied by introductory lectures. The films will be shown in chronological order, providing insight into the history of cinematic explorations of the street as motif, backdrop, and metaphor from the 1950s to the present day.

Photo: Lea Kühne
Introductory lecture by Neriman Bayram in the biology lecture hall.
Photo: © Biennale für Freiburg 2

Film Program:
Berlin. Aspects


GHS Biologie


04.05 / 20:00


The fourth evening of the film program is dedicated to FORMER EAST / FORMER WEST by Shelly Silver and THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA by Marten Persiel

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Film Program:
Berlin. Aspects

04.05.2023 / 20:00 / GHS Biologie

BFF 2 X AKA-FILMCLUB PRESENT: SHELLY SILVER UND MARTEN PERSIEL
Thursday, May 4, 2023, 8 p.m.
Location: Faculty of Biology large lecture hall, Institute for Biology II/III, Schänzlestraße 1, 79104 Freiburg

FORMER EAST / FORMER WEST
Director: Shelly Silver, 1994, 62 min., German

Shortly after the fall of the Wall, artist Shelly Silver takes to the streets of Berlin to ask passers-by from East and West for their personal opinions on the pressing issues of the time. What is their sense of ‘home,’ for example, what do they think about the antagonism between socialism and capitalism, or the welcome money that the FRG pays to former GDR citizens entering the country? Silver creates a portrait of a city in transition: supposedly insurmountable prejudices, resurgent right-wing populist tendencies, and a spreading fatigue with democracy come to the surface—despite or precisely because of the need for mutual reconciliation.

THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA
Director: Marten Persiel, 2012, 96 min., German

In the 80s, neighborhood kids Denis, Dirk, and Nico conquer the streets of Magdeburg-Olvenstedt on homemade skateboards. As teenagers in Berlin, they are in with the skater scene, using the concrete plazas and architecture of the GDR as their playground. When GDR officials sense success on this new phenomenon, some of the clique are sent to Euroskate ’88. After the fall of the Wall, the group lose touch with each other, until a tragic death brings them back together in 2011. The fictional documentary is comprised of Super-8 film sequences, interviews, and archive material, as well as animations.

Introductory lecture by Dr. Sabine Rollberg, former professor, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (until 2019); former editorial director WDR/Arte (until 2018)

Photo: Sandra Meyndt, Universität Freiburg

The first film of the evening is FROMER EAST / FORMER WEST by New York artist Shelly Silver. Two years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she interviews hundreds of passers-by on Berlin’s streets about their identity: what does it mean for them to be German at this moment of great historical change? In doing so, she uses her gaze as a tourist from abroad as a burning glass on the newly forming society. The second film, Marten Persiel’s THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA, was announced as a documentary at the Berlinale 2012, triggering heated discussions. The director broke almost all the rules of documentary work: the film mixes fact and fiction, contains historical and posed shots without identifying them as such. Persiel, who made commercials and mockumentaries before this film, sidesteps the debate about authenticity in documentary. Rather, he says, he is concerned with capturing a certain sense of life, a zeitgeist—in the words of Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein, who wrote in 1925: “For me, it doesn’t matter what means a film uses, whether it is an actor’s film, with staged images, or a documentary. Good films are about truth, not reality.”

Sabine Rollberg studied and received her doctorate in history, German studies, and political science in Freiburg and Bonn. Among many other activities and mandates, she was an editor in public television. She supervised the development and realization of documentaries at WDR and ARTE. Many of the productions she supervised were awarded prizes. F