Maxim Gorki Theater-Palais am Festungsgraben
Berlin. Germany  11.11.17 - 26.11.17

Organised by Shermin Langhoff with Aljoscha Begrich, Çağla İlk, Erden Kosova, Tunçay Kulaoğlu, Elena Sinanina.

Der 3. Berliner Herbstsalon wird vom 11. bis 26. November eine öffentliche Probe für das Aufbegehren gegen Zuschreibungen, Verallgemeinerungen und Vereinfachungen sein. DESINTEGRIERT EUCH! ist die Überschrift über einem Parcours, der rund 100 bildende und darstellende Künstler*innen zu einer Probe in Widerständigkeit gegen vermeintliche Übersichtlichkeit zusammenbringt.

Works Presented

Videoinstallation 2017 (with vinyl adhesive from the map of the Pnix and metal sculptures inspired by desk for the speaker. originally there are also a stone with the word "Bema" engraved in it-the Bema was used as an orator's platform in the ancien world)

Roter Salon im Palais am Festungsgraben. Berlin

RHETORIC – Hill of the PNIX marks the end of Youssef Tabti’s Istanbul trilogy. The work revolves around the theme of freedom of speech and democracy. Only the first two parts, however, could be completed in Istanbul. After the coup attempt in 2016, Tabti had to relocate the project to a neighbouring country – Greece. In Athens met with Christos Yannaras, a theologian and philosopher whose theses have caused controversy far beyond Greece. In the centre of the Pnix, the place of popular assemblies in ancient Athens, Yannaras reminds us of the rhetoric art of democracy and thus sensitizes us for the current threat to freedom of expression.

vinyl adhesive from the map of the PNYX.
Supported by Kulturakademie Tarabya (Auswärtiges Amt Berlin) and Goethe Institut Istanbul.