Harun Farocki Retrospective


Following the opening of the exhibitions “Mit anderen Mitteln / By Other Means“, curated by Antje Ehmann und Carles Guerra at “neuer berliner kunstverein” (n.b.k.and “El Usman Faroqhi Here and a Yonder – On Finding Poise in Disorientation” at Savvy Contemporary this Wednesday, the comprehensive retrospective of Harun Farocki’s work for cinema and television starts tonight at Kino Arsenal. “Year by Year” and “Side by Side”, the two series that continue until the end of November, were curated by the Harun Farocki Institut together with Kino Arsenal (Stefanie Schulte Strathaus).

More information about tonight’s program and the films and TV productions that are screened in September is on the Arsenal’s website (here).

The website www.harunfarockiretrospektive.org provides an overview of the Harun Farocki Retrospective* which also includes the temporary Academy “Farocki Now” at “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” (HKW) and silent green.

Also today, at 5 pm, the exhibitionHarun Farocki und die Musik“ opens at Galerie Barbara Weiss.

* The Harun Farocki Retrospective is a project of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.n cooperation with the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, the Harun Farocki Institut, the Harun Farocki GbR, the silent green Kulturquartier, the publishers Buchhandlung Walther König, Savvy Contemporary, and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt within the framework of the Berlin Art Week and is sponsored by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

September 15th, 2017, Event / Projects
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After all the buzz and clamor caused by the 2019 re-opening of the extended MoMA and the much celebrated rehang of its permanent collection, N+1 publishes a sobering curatorial fantasy (by Claire Bishop and Nikki Columbus) on what should have been done instead to come to terms with the “outrageous disconnect between saying and doing at this museum—the brazen hypocrisy and superficial multiculturalism.”

January 8th, 2020, HaFI

You have probably watched Ricky Gervais yesterday’s Golden Globe speech already, or read about it, so this is not exactly news to you. Still, it deserves mentioning and posting, particularly if you haven’t seen it yet, notwithstanding all its shortcomings. If simply for the fact that Gervais here shows a welcome (and rare) structural, dialectic, and pretty pitiless understanding of

a) his own debatable role at the ceremony and in the industry as such;
b) the game-shifting changes in the media industry caused by monopoly digital streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple;
c) the necessity to (once again) question the public performance of the political amid the liberal Hollywood establishment;
d) the systemic contradiction between “progressive” media content (“quality TV”) and the outrageously destructive economies and technologies on which this content and its providers gleefully rely;
e) the blatant inconsistency in the actions of the media industry people when it comes to not only complaining about racism but actually fight it;

and much more…

January 6th, 2020, HaFI
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