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09 Jun 2010

'critical sunday' at the Nordic Embassies Felleshus, Berlin


Slavs and Tatars, Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi'ite Showbiz (fig. 1), 2010.

critical sunday
Swedish Embassy in Berlin
http://www.correctmeifimcritical.org/

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During the opening week of the Berlin Biennale, the opening event, 'critical sunday', takes place on the 13th of June 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Nordic Embassies Felleshus, Berlin. Participating artists: Daniel Knorr, Slavs and Tatars, Annika Eriksson and Olof Dreijer.

Contact

mareike.roper@foreign.ministry.se
Mareike Röper
+49 30 5050 6658
+49 30 5050 6656

Address

http://www.correctmeifimcritical.org/
Swedish Embassy
Rauchstr. 1
10787 Berlin
Germany

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The Swedish Embassy in Berlin is proud to open the doors of the Nordic Embassies Felleshus to young Nordic and international artists and their art that will hopefully provoke some lively discussion and ongoing debate.

Art used as criticism is the focus of the large exhibition 'correct me if I'm critical' that runs from the 12th of September until the 2nd of November 2010.

Nordic and International artists such as Annika Eriksson, Daniel Knorr, Florian Zeyfang, Slavs and Tatars, Marcus Degerman, CANAN and Olof Dreijer use form, ideas and a contemporary approach to 'stage' art as a critical observer, executed with both humor and subtleness.

How is an open and critical word possible in today´s society?
How can art avoid the strong undercurrent of consensus thinking or 'groupthink' so prevalent in the Nordic mentality, without finding itself side-stepped or simply disregarded?

The exhibition is pre-staged by an extensive summer program of art events in various locations throughout Berlin.

The opening event, 'critical sunday', takes place on the 13th of June 2010 during the opening week of the Berlin Biennale, where participating artists include Daniel Knorr, Slavs and Tatars, Annika Eriksson and Olof Dreijer.

Felleshus at the Nordic Embassies, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum/ KUNSTrePUBLIK, and the Basso in Berlin-Kreuzberg will thus form a 'critical triangle' in the city.

Program:


NORDIC EMBASSIES FELLESHUS, Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin-Tiergarten
2:00 p.m. Daniel Knorr welcomes the audience!
3:00 p.m. LECTURE 79.89.09, Slaves and Tatars

KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V., Köpenicker Str. 36/38, 10179 Berlin-Mitte
5:00 p.m. DISCUSSION: Is there a Berlin style? at the Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum / KUNSTrePUBLIK

BASSO, Köpenicker Str. 187-188, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
10:00 p.m. FILMSCREENING 'The Bus' (Tunç Okan) & Annika Eriksson's 'Hannah Arendt Band' & Olof Dreijer/dj-set