fantastic feminist futures II On small and large rituals. A round with Marta Sala and Batoul Sedawi

Marta Sala, Batoul Sedawi, Krishan Rajapakshe

Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin

Fff Rot
Fff Rot

Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

During this round, Marta Sala and Batoul Sedawi will entrust us with their backgrounds and practices. Both artists share a kind of commitment that influences their artistic work. How can such a practice be passed on, what methods result from it?

fantastic feminist futures invite artists who relate to intersectional feminist perspectives to introduce their practices. We are interested in bringing to light the processes, the small changes rather than the spectacular leaps, the knowledge of what often remains in the shadows. This close reading of the works happens in the very particular place of Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung: on the one hand remote, in the woods on the lake Tegel, and at once in the middle of the city of Berlin. This gives us the trigger to embrace artistic expressions outside the traditional context of the white cube while connecting and reconnecting to the environment. The events are organised around exchange and conversation.

Krishan Rajapakshe will be offering us their food concept accompanied by its illustrated comic narrative.

fantastic feminist futures has been initiated by Nadira Husain, Agnieszka Kilian and Marina Naprushkina.

fantastic feminist futures is a part of the two-year collaborative project Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

event program at Strandbad Tegelsee 2023

Marta Stanisława Sala moves between different roles: those associated by society as non-artistic to those recognized as such. She is a painter who studied at the Art Academy in Kraków, Garment Technology graduate who enjoys sewing and cutting various materials incl. videos, and finally socially engaged artist who studied Art in Context at Berlin University of the Arts, art educator and a co-founder of many collectives. The interfaces are like a burning point for their practice. Nevertheless, she does not want to set the limits. 

Batoul Sedawi is an artist based in Berlin. She studied fine arts in Damascus, Syria. When she came to Berlin in 2015, she attended the *foundation class at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee. From 2017 to 2020 she studied at the Universität der Kunste. She gives artistic workshops for children, young people and women. For a long time she has been intensively involved with the topics of women’s rights and migration. Together with the *foundation class she exhibited at the nGbK and at the 10th Berlin Biennale, Documenta15 and was part of the exhibition “the economy of borders” at the Tiergarten town hall.

Krishan Rajapakshe is an artist and a designer born in Sri Lanka, who made Berlin as their HOME for the last 10 years. Their artistic and design practices revolve mainly around drawing, comics, zines and social kitchen, proposing narratives and counter-narratives that emerge from the context of the migration experiences and their communities. Krishan Rajapakshe is also an educator, they are part of the teaching team of *foundationClass since 2020 and have been guest professor and a lecturer at Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin since 2021. They are founding member of magazines such as Zick Magazine in Dresden and ColourfulVoices in Berlin. Their approach to collective and collaborative artistic work is a way of making politics/friends which generate their own communing aesthetics.

Timeline

WHW

ACTIVITY
TYPE
DATE
PARTICIPANTS
LOCATION
Exhibition
Marwa Arsanios, Željko Beljan, Marina Naprushkina, Rupali Patil, Dan Perjovschi, Selma Selman, Marko Tadić, Cecilia Vicuña
Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb
Conference
Kohei Saito, Françoise Vergès, Roland Ngam, Karin Doolan, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Paul Stubbs, Marwa Arsanios, Pablo Martinez, faridrakun (ruangrupa), Alexandra Köves
Zagreb trade fair, Youth Center Ribnjak, HDLU, Zagreb
Discussion
Marina Naprushkina
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Pablo Martinez, Adelita Husni Bey
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Marina Naprushkina
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Yael Davis
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Summer School
Pablo Martinez, Marina Naprushkina, Gleb Amankulov, Larissa Araz, Kemil Bekteši, Klara Burić, Katja Crevar, Aria Farajnezhad, Đejmi Hadrović, Hu Yun, Mari Kalabegashvili, Ivana Mirchevska, Jelisaveta Rapaić, Rita Süveges
Youth Culture Centre Ribnjak in Zagreb
Seminar
Zbyněk Baladrán
Online
Exhibition
Vlatka Horvat, Marina Naprushkina
Gallery Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb

Rijksakademie

ACTIVITY
TYPE
DATE
PARTICIPANTS
LOCATION
Residency
Mirte Hartland, Poetry Circle, Rijksakademie
Rijksakademie
Residency
Reza Afisina (Arts Collaboratory guest resident), Rijksakademie
Rijksakademie
Exhibition
Rijksakademie
Lecture
Taita Hernando Chindoy in collaboration with artists Milena Bonilla and Ana Cristina Rodriguez Muñoz
Rijksakademie
Workshop
Pablo Martinez, Jose Salas, Chad Cordeiro, Fransisca Angela, Hamo Salein, Elke Uitenthuis, Ramia Suleiman, Wes Mapes, Ratu Saraswati, Rijksakademie, Framer Framed
Framer Framed
Exhibition
Wouter van der Laan, Esther Meijer, We Sell Reality, Elke Uitentuis - Rijksakademie Social Practice Workshop
Framer Framed
Residency
Peng Zhang
Rijksakademie
Residency
Arts Collaboratory members and Rijksakademie residents
Rijksakademie
Workshop
Wouter van der Laan, Esther Meijer, We Sell Reality
Rijksakademie

NNM

ACTIVITY
TYPE
DATE
PARTICIPANTS
LOCATION
Workshop
Dušan Rodić
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Edoardo Micheli
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Josias Scharf
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Alungoo Xatan, Dior Thiam, etaïnn zwer, Frances Breden
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Residency
Rupali Patil
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Alina Dzeravianka and Sveta Husakova
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Lecture
Daniela Medina Poch, Raras Umaratih, Krishan Rajapakshe
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Lena Pozdnyakova and Eldar Tagi
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Mariam Agamian, Ju Bavyka, Masha Beketova, Timur V. and Galka Yarmanova
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hubert Gromny, Kelly Krugman, Mokia Laisin, Lia Milanesio
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Lecture
Marta Sala, Batoul Sedawi, Krishan Rajapakshe
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Lahya Aukongo, Amora C.Bosco, Krishan Rajapakshe
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Improvisation Group / Maddi Fuente Ubani, Cristina Leoni-Osion, Biljiana Pais, Lena Pozdnyakova, Cristina Viegas
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Sofia Ocherednaya, Betül Torlak, Kasia Wojcik and Yasemin Altınay
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Exhibition
Zinzi Buchanan, Inky Lee, Daniela Medina Poch, and Meghna Singh
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Galina Yarmanova, Jahia La Sangoma, Marianna Szczygielska, Sybille Neumeyer and Svitlana Shymko
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Biljana Pais
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Pubic Talk, Workshop
Alina Dzeravianka, Sveta Husakova
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Performance
Jelena Fužinato, Bojana Fužinato and Endi Tupja
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Cam-Anh Luong and Roland Sookias
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Edoardo Micheli
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Discussion
Rupali Patil
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Workshop
Greta Cazzola and Nicola
Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Podcast
Florine Schüschke, Eleni Tsamadia, Alina Dzeravianka, Marina Naprushkina, Agnieszka Kilian, Rupali Patil, Galina Yarmanova, Marianna Szczygielska, Svitlana Shymko, Jahia La Sangoma, Sybille Neumeyer, Shane Monro, Biljana País, Sofia Ocherednaya, Betül Torlak, Kasia Wojcik, COVEN BERLIN, Marta Sala, Sveta Husakova, Cyrille Cartier, Saša Kralj, Lahya Aukongo, Amora C.Bosco, Mariam Agamian, Dorota Blaszczak, Cheong Kin Man, Marta Sala, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hubert Gromny, Kelly Krugman, Mokia Laisin, Lia Milanesio, Jelena Fužinato, Bojana Fužinato, Sveta Husakova
Berlin and online