In Wintersemester 2023/24 we were visiting two exhibitions of great relevance in the context of relating and re(en)acting on the past, the choreography of an exhibition and the scenic quality of film and sculpture.
In November 2023 we had the great chance to be guided through the exhibition "Coco Fusco - Tomorrow I will become an Island" by one of the curators Léon Kruijswijk at KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Coco Fusco's retrospective brought together more than three decades of the work by the Cuban-American artist, who has been and still is a key voice in discourses on racial representation, feminism, postcolonial theory, and institutional critique.
On another chance Kathrin Becker, Artistic Director of KINDL Berlin and curator of the exhibition "Emma Talbot - In the End, the Beginning" gave us a tour through the idiosyncratic and magical worlds of the British Artist Emma Talbot. For the 20-metre-high Kesselhaus at the KINDL, she has developed a site-specific installation consisting of paintings on silk, sculptural ensembles, and hanging objects, in which archaic voices are brought back to life to address the present and future.