Galerie Wedding

Existing Otherwise
The Future of Coexistence

*see English version below

14.01. bis 30.04. 2022

Ausstellung und Re-Schooling Programm

The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA Tamale), Red Clay und Nkrumah Voli-ni, Tamale, Ghana

Das einjährige Kunstprojekt begann 2021 in Berlin und gipfelt in einer internationalen Ausstellung im Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA Tamale) in Tamale, Ghana, die im Januar 2022 eröffnet wird. Ausgehend von der Idee, dass wir nicht zu einer “Normalität” vor der Krise zurückkehren wollen, wurden die Künstler*innen Isabel Lewis (The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices, Callie’s, Berlin) und Ibrahim Mahama (Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art/ SCCA Tamale) eingeladen, das Projekt mit zu kuratieren und zu moderieren. Während Lewis’ Performances, situative Arbeiten und Choreografien unsere Beziehung und Vorstellung von Zusammensein verändern, um uns zu mehr Intimität untereinander zu verhelfen, überdenkt Mahama unsere Beziehung zu Material und Geschichte. Das Kuratorinnenteam hat mit allen eingeladenen Künstler*innen zusammengearbeitet, um eine Vision davon zu entwickeln, wie wir in materieller und relationaler Hinsicht anders existieren können.

mit Ana Alenso (VZ), Ato Jackson (GH), Bernard Akoi-Jackson (GH), Cecilia Vicuña (CL), Eli Cortiñas (ES), Emily Hunt (AU), Ernest Sackitey(GH), Hannah Toticki(DK), Jem Bendell (GB), Rosemary Esinam Damalie (GH), Rüzgâr Buşki (TR), Sarah Ama Duah (DE), Sandra Kyeraa (GH), Selom Kudjie (GH), Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn (TH), Tracy Naa Koshie Thompson (GH)

Künstlerische Leitung Existing Otherwise & Galerie Wedding
Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Co-Kurator, Gründer SCCA Tamale, Ghana
Ibrahim Mahama
Kuratorische Beratung, Gründerin von The Institute of Embodied Creative Practises, Berlin
Isabel Lewis

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Existing Otherwise
The Future of Coexistence

14.01. to 30.04. 2022

Exhibition and Re-Schooling Programme

The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA Tamale), Red Clay and Nkrumah Voli-ni, Tamale, Ghana

The one-year-long art project started in Berlin in 2021 and culminates in an international final exhibition at Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA Tamale) in Tamale, Ghana, opening in January 2022. Based on the idea that we do not want to return to any “normality” before the crisis, the artists Isabel Lewis (The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices, Callie’s, Berlin) and Ibrahim Mahama (Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art/ SCCA Tamale) have been invited to co-curate and co-host the project. Whereas Lewis’ performances, hostings, and choreographies transform our relation and idea of being together in order to help us to gain more intimacy among each other, Mahama rethinks our relation with material and history. The curatorial team have been working among all invited artists to form a vision of how we can exist otherwise, materially and relationally.

with Ana Alenso (VZ), Ato Jackson (GH), Bernard Akoi-Jackson (GH), Cecilia Vicuña (CL), Eli Cortiñas (ES), Emily Hunt (AU), Ernest Sackitey(GH), Hannah Toticki(DK), Jem Bendell (GB), Rosemary Esinam Damalie (GH), Rüzgâr Buşki (TR), Sarah Ama Duah (DE), Sandra Kyeraa (GH), Selom Kudjie (GH), Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn (TH), Tracy Naa Koshie Thompson (GH)

Artistic Director
Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Co-curator, founder SCCA, Tamale, Ghana
Ibrahim Mahama
Curatorial advisor, founder The Institute of Embodied Creative Practises, Berlin, Germany
Isabel Lewis

Existing Otherwise – For a New Politics of the Senses
is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, kindly supported by the DAAD Artists-in- Berlin Program with Funds of the Federal foreign Office and executed and directed by XO Curatorial Projects (Kathrin Pohlmann & Solvej Helweg Ovesen) in close collaboration with Galerie Wedding – Space for Contemporary Art, Berlin, The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices, Berlin and Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA), Tamale.

Programm / Programme

www.sccatamale.org

Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art, Tamale. Image (c) Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art, Tamale

Existing Otherwise – The Future of Coexistence, Grafik: Miriam Busch

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