The 4. Berliner Herbstsalon adopts Bilgin Ayata’s call and claims »De-heimatize it!« in order to oppose the strengthening of nationalist movements and the resulting backlash in the distribution of roles between gender and origin. The Herbstsalon has invited artists to dissect and dispel, bend and reshape the myths of patriarchy from different perspectives, backgrounds and motifs.
This year’s exhibition is based on intersectional perspectives, meaning artistic positions dealing with the various mechanisms of exclusion and inequality with regard to race, class and gender. The exhibition as a whole understands itself as a project of solidarity, as a large juncture at which the themes and conflicts converge and can be viewed and understood as such.
The path leads from a feminist-antinational examination of the choral »we« to a critical questioning of the toxic-male view of the body and finally into the history of the suppression
of non-white knowledge and narrative. Traces of structural racist and sexist violence in political and social contexts, in the media and in language thereby become visible in different ways. The intersections, however, do not only result from the spatial and thematic variation of perspectives, but also in a temporal dimension. Many of the works deal with the transmission of myths and the question of historiography, suppressed and repressed history in art and politics, and possible counter-projects. Thus, intersections repeatedly emerge between the spaces, serving as impulses for breaking up the prescribed paralysis and the desire for a new common language.
Be there: Let’s De-heimatize it!
8:30 pm: Maxim Gorki Theater and Palais am Festungsgraben
Opening of the Exhibition and guided tours. Exhibition is open until midnight.
From 10:30 pm Party with DJ Farina and DJ PAM BAM at the Container
FREE ADMISSION! (except stage performances)