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daadgalerie

A selection of works


Storefront for Dissident Bodies

Cities are not made of buildings, but of soft bodies in movement and their cartographies of affect. The clothing we wear helps us make, inhabit, and transform space. Is it possible to wear a place one wants to go to? Is it possible to dress oneself into the collective bodies we desire? Welcome to the storefront for rebel bodies and their choreographies of disarmament. Prêt-à-porter architecture for vulnerable movements and their politics of fashion, tearing down the hypersexualized normalcy of department-store season collections. Clothing as a second skin of protection and care, exposing the masquerades of birth and biological givens. Dress and costume as a caressing flexible fortress, a room of one’s own. Trojan geese and opossums as gentle organic vessels from which to jump out of and dismantle the peddlers of corporate profit and rip apart the uniforms they impose. Outfits and prostheses as acts of love, ways of listening and being with each other and our surroundings. Clothing, coverings and uncoverings, as language and territory. White walls are softened, veiled, made light-reflexive, embracing all in their shimmery drag. This is a storefront for queer and dissident bodies and their fierce promenades.

Participants at this venue

Edgar Calel

Francisco Copello

FCNN—Feminist Collective With No Name (Dina El Kaisy Friemtuh/Anita Beikpour), with Neda Sanai

Andrés Fernández

Delaine Le Bas

Dana Michel and Tracy Maurice

Naomi Rincón Gallardo

Solvognen (The Sun Chariot) Theater Group

Osías Yanov and Sirenes Errantes


Address, access

daadgalerie
Oranienstraße 161
10969 Berlin
Location on map

Opening hours:
Wed–Mon 11 am–7 pm,
Tue closed

Access:
U-Bahn U8: Moritzplatz
Bus M29: Oranienplatz

Tickets online booking

About this venue

In 1965, with the help of the former West Berlin Senate, the DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] took over the “artists-in-residence program” initiated two years earlier by the Ford Foundation. Under the new title “Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD” [DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program], it became a renowned support program for international artists, writers, and musicians, and later also for filmmakers. In 1978, the daadgalerie opened as a new exhibition venue in former West Berlin. The location was intended to bring together the diverse activities of the artists’ program and offer international guests a platform within the West German cultural scene. Since 2017, the daadgalerie has been located at Oranienstrasse 161 in Kreuzberg in “Haus Stiller.” The residential and commercial building was designed in 1910 by the Jewish-Hungarian architect Oskar Kaufmann. Interdisciplinary exhibitions and events by current and former guests of the program are shown on two floors. A dialogue with the local art scene and other institutions in the city is the primary focus.

Berlin Biennale 2020

5 September - 1 November 2020
at four venues in Berlin

The Crack Begins Within

Curators:
María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, Agustín Pérez Rubio

More than 75 participants

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