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Duo Exhibition

»IDENT∙I∙GRATION – Home and identity in a globalized world«

Schmoo Theune / Susann Tischendorf

“Where do you come from?” Some of us answer this everyday question simply  – without any ulterior motives, while this question perplexes others. There are many possible answers: „from the bakery“, „from the hairdresser – can’t you see that?”, „from the supermarket“ „from Harz“ and „from Hamburg”. Sometimes the answer leaves the questioner unsatisfied: “No, I do not mean THAT, I mean, where do you originally come from?”

“Where do you come from?” opens up the vast field of our definition of identity and how we classify affiliations. When the question is directed to one of the 19.5 million people with a migrant background living in Germany, it is usually meant as an attempt, to place the subject in familiar categories in order to better relate to them. But instead of getting to know them, the question often blurs individualities and stigmatizes the person as „the other“.

Ident•i•gration investigates how identity is formed in our globalized world. The photographers Schmoo Theune and Susann Tischendorf present us sixteen people from different generations and with very different life stories with hybrid narrative forms including photography, texts and archival material. Through these stories they try to answer what identity and homeland can be in our globalized world.

The exhibition takes place as part of the XB-Lab project. Supported by Modellprogramm „Utopolis – Soziokultur im Quartier“ im Rahmen der ressortübergreifenden Strategie Soziale Stadt „Nachbarschaften stärken, Miteinander im Quartier“ des Bundesministeriums des Innern, für Bau und Heimat und der Beauftragten für Kultur und Medien.

Opening Reception: Friday, Apr 26, 2019, 7 pm
Greetings: Kristina Rahe, Project Manager Bundesvereinigung Soziokultureller Zentren e. V.
Introduction: Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director f³ – freiraum für fotografie, in conversation with the photographers Schmoo Theune and Susann Tischendorf.

Framework program

FOTO FÜHRUNG:
Guided Tour (held in German): every first Sunday of the Month.
Upcoming date: June 2, 11 am.
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FOTO JAM: OHREN AUF HIER KOMMEN BILDER!
Tuesday, May 21, 7 pm. Held in German.
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FOTO MATINEE: Sunday, May 26, 11 am
In conversation with Ebru Taşdemir and Begzada Kilian the journalist Margit Miosga explores the backgrounds of the current exhibition. Held in German.
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Admission is free to all events, donations are welcome.

Read more about the exhibition & all accompanying events on the f³ website!

© Susann Tischendorf from the series Ident∙i∙gration
Supported by:
IDENT∙I∙GRATION | Supporters
f³ – freiraum für fotografie
f³ – freiraum für fotografie

Apr 27 — June 6, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, Apr 26, 7 pm
Framework program: please see above

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Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin
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Opening hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm. Special opening for groups upon request.

Admission: 5 € / reduced 3 €

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