Group Show „Twister” with Viron Erol Vert

26.02.2022 - 30.04.2022

Soft Opening: Friday, February 25th, 2022, 2 pm

neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Berlin

The Twister project explores artistic engagement with political upheavals in the Eastern Mediterranean and takes place at both nGbK locations. It consists of an exhibition and panel discussions at Oranienstraße as well as an installation and workshops at nGbK Hellersdorf, and a catalog. Twister explores both political whirlwinds and the absurdity of nationalistic claims to geography and nature. Finally, the project looks at how diasporic communities from different countries can interact and cooperate.

Usually referring to a devastating storm, the term twister is applied figuratively here to a recent upswing in nationalistic aggression and authoritarian tendencies on and beyond Europe’s eastern margins. Protracted disputes over the control of borders, resources, and territories around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea are leading to a resurgence of nationalist discourse and to new alliances in the quest for regional predominance. One side effect of this political regression is the increasingly repressive treatment of domestic critics, leading in turn to an exodus of dissidents to major cities in Western Europe–including Berlin.

Artists: Mouna Assali, Mehtap Baydu, Christina Dimitriadis, Ece Gökalp, Edona Kryeziu, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Eleni Mouzourou, Ceren Oykut, Viron Erol Vert and FUNKE collective (Selda Asal, Emre Birişmen, Melih Sarıgöl, Seçil Yersel).

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