Exhibition

Ghostbusters II {Haunted by Heroes} & The Myth of Proportional Response

SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
05 Aug 2013 - 11 Sep 2013

SAVVY Contemporary’s official inauguration of its new space is taking place on August  10th, 2013 with the opening of two parallel exhibitions: Ghostbusters II {Haunted by Heroes} and The Myth of Proportional Response.

 

Ghostbusters II {Haunted by Heroes}

Exhibition, Lectures and Performances

Artists: kara lynch and Délio Jasse 

Curators: Nadine Siegert and Storm Janse van Rensburg | Art Director: Bonaventure S.B. Ndikung

Opening: 10th Aug. 2013, 7pm

Exhibition: 11th Aug. – 11th Sept. 2013

In GhostBusters II {Haunted by Heroes} the phantom as metaphor of an unknown haunting entity, which leaves traces in our collective memory, is the crux of the exhibition. The focus hereby is not the personal memories but rather an investigation of (absent) memories in the collective archive. Both artists work with historic and contemporary images of known and unknown personalities who once had positions of power and where regarded as heroes and heroines, as well as sites where power was/is executed. Délio Jasse talks about the unsung heroes with the aid of found images, showing various sides of memory of colonial societies, thereby exposing the archive of the unknown. kara lynch is a cartographer, who constructs a map of an individual creative history as it emerges in connection to a collective afro-American history as zones of cultural haunting. She is particularly interested in places where collective memories are made invisible through systematic processes of cultural erasure.

 

 

The Myth of Proportional Response

Exhibition, Lectures and Performances

Artists: Alejandro Vidal and Ibrahim Quraishi

Curator: Saskia Köbschall | Art Director: Bonaventure S.B. Ndikung

Opening: 10th Aug. 2013, 7pm

Exhibition: 11th Aug. – 11th Sept. 2013

The Myth of Proportional Response gets granular on the physics and rationality of actio-reactio  and tit for tat, the economics of violence in quid pro quo phenomena and the logics of state sanctioned and justified force. In the last decade and through their respective works Alejandro Vidal and Ibrahim Quraishi have explored issues related to political violence and dissent. In this exhibition they analyse the needs and impacts of conflicts on a global scale, as well as the instrumentalisation of fear, images and media to tame, control or enforce an ‘obedient’ society. Using photography, video and installation they investigate strategies that are present in today’s angst dispositives. The idea of a proportional response implies the existence of an adequacy and justification, when it comes to violence and force, be it in the sense of the scholarly body on “war ethics”, where proportionality deals with what kind of force is morally permissible in relation to the “just aim” motivating it, or be it in the sense of an actio-reactio, quid pro quo logics of judging a reaction to an assault as proper and accurate.

 

SAVVY Contemporary

Richardstrasse 20, Berlin-Neukölln

For further information please visit: http://savvy-contemporary.com

 


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