Episode III: The Politics of the Self
Panel Discussion: Storytelling and Active Withdrawal as Forms of Resistance – Situated Practices at Times Museum and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
Nikita Yingqian Cai (Chief Curator at the Guangdong Times Museum) and Melanie Roumiguière (Head of Visual Arts at DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program) will situate their practices by connecting the curatorial frameworks of their institutions with artistic practices supported, mediated and consolidated within and beyond their regional contexts. They will discuss storytelling and active withdrawal as an artistic strategy – taking a closer look at different forms of resistance that can be decisive for the visions of an institution and their practice.
The conversation will focus on the rhetorics of diverse geographies and the communities to be addressed, as well as the manifestation of gender politics in the programming of both institutions. These will serve as starting points to scrutinize curatorial approaches from various perspectives. In dialogue, Cai and Roumiguière hope to open up new ways of collaboration by exchanging mutual and diverse impulses and histories.