Archive Books and the German Pavilion are inviting to a presentation of the publication Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin).
The editors, artist Natascha Sueder Happelmann and curator Franciska Zólyom, will be present together with contributors David Jassey, Aino Korvensyrjä and Rex Osa. A discussion engaging with the content of the book will be followed by music played by Jessica Ekomane one of Natascha Süder Happelmann’s collaborators for the sound installation tribute to whistle.
The publication is part of Natascha Süder Happelmann’s artistic contribution for the German Pavilion and was released in May on the occasion of the opening. Comprising a series of texts, drawings and photographs, it deals with unstable forms and possibilities of survival, tumultuous self-organisation, resistance and commoning in what could be called ruinous spaces: spaces that have created conditions or actualities that are irreversible or irreparable.
After the conversation Archive Kitchen will serve dinner to continue the discussion in a convivial setting, allowing the threads and thoughts to be followed further.
Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin)
Published by Archive Books
With contributions by Rheim Alkadhi, Jessica Ekomane, Nida Ghouse, David Jassey, Jasper Kettner, Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik, Aino Korvensyrjä, Maurice Louca, Jako Maron, Márcio Matos for DJ Marfox, Felix Meyer, Tisha Mukarji, Seda Naiumad, Rex Osa, Elnaz Seyedi, Natascha Süder Happelmann, Fritz Lazlo Weber, Franciska Zólyom
Designed by Maziyar Pahlevan
304 pages, 18 Euros,
The German contribution to the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia is realised on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office and in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).