Annual theme of artsprogram and the Center for Cultural Production 2023
To be wrong, to live a false and insincere life, to be in the wrong body, or to feel completely out of place: the English "Being Wrong" refers to a fundamental existential, cultural, almost ontological dimension of being wrong. The feeling of belonging to a problematic culture, of being in the wrong skin, of living a wrong life, which is widespread in various forms today, is in any case more than the recognition of a harmless error or a mistake that could easily be cleared up or excused. "Being Wrong" means: the system, the person, the thinking or acting is wrong and fundamentally disturbed as a whole.
The program, hosted by artsprogram and the Center for Cultural Production, will be a year-long artistic and theoretical exploration of serious systemic flaws in business, culture, technology, science and politics. In two exhibitions with the artists Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press and Candice Breitz, in a lecture series in cooperation with the journal Arts of the Working Class, as well as in smaller scientific and artistic event formats, we want to encircle and discuss this topic.
Fri, 17 Mar. 2023, 18.00h, Exhibition opening Pranayama Typhoon by Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, 20:30 Artist Talk as part of Art Friday, ZF- Campus White Box.
The Center for Cultural Production and artsprogram invite you to the public lecture series, which this year is dedicated to the theme Being Wrong and is organized in cooperation with the international street journal Arts of the Working Class.
In ten events, philosophers, sociologists, publicists, literary and art theorists will examine films, music, literature, images, performances and everyday rituals that refer to fundamental existential dimensions of being wrong.
1 TUE 07.02.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box |19:15 Uhr | German
Prof. Dr. Armen Avanessian; Prof. Dr. Karen van den Berg, Prof. Dr. Jan Söffner (Professors at Zeppelin University): „On Being Wrong“ (Paneldiscussion)
2 TUE 14.02.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | German
Dalia Maini & Pawel Sochacki (Künstler AWC, Berlin): "Partners in Crime – About illegality, crime and disobedience“
Followed by Magazine Launch with Arts of the Working Class in the White Box, ZF Campus
3 TUE 21.02.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | German
Sabina Oroshi (Kuratorin, Collective Rewilding, Hamburg): “Curating for the broken World“
4 TUE 28.02.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | German
Prof. Dr. Franz Schultheis (Seniorprofessor for Sociology in the Art Field und der Creative Industries, Zeppelin University): „Invisible and speechless"
5 TUE 07.03.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | German
Daniel Falb (Autor, Berlin): „Being wrong: The cry of defeat“
6 TUE 14.03.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | English
Prof. Dr. Pierre Cassou-Noguès (Philosoph, Romancier, Université Paris VIII): „Filter Reality“
7 TUE 21.03.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | German
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn (Zeppelin Universität): „Searching for mistakes in one's own thinking: self-examination and introspection in Chinese cultural history”
8 TUE 28.03.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | English
Mohammad Salemy (Artist und Curator, Berlin): “What’s Wrong with DAOs?”
9 TUE 18.04.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | German
Prof. Dr. Natascha Adamowsky (Chair of Media Cultural Studies with a focus on Digital Cultures, University of Passau): "Paranoia, Media of Madness, Mad Media"
10 TUE 25.04.2023 | ZF Campus | Black Box | 19:15 Uhr | German
Armen Avanessian; Karen van den Berg, Jan Söffner (Professors at Zeppelin University): „What Was Wrong with Being Wrong?“ (Final panel with artistic interventions)
Thu. 27 Apr. 2023 with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Meike Lettau and guest researchers (time and place tba).
Cultural expressions, African cosmologies & the role of politics. Scientific and artistic positions from Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon.
Pranayama Typhoon 17 | 03 | 2023 - 05 | 05 | 2023
What does a post-heroic view of the tools and devices of war look like? Why are weapons so often named after animals and natural phenomena? What role do they play in the relationship of so-called civil societies to the world, and how civil are these societies in the first place? With her exhibition Pranayama Typhoon, shown at the White Box as part of the artsprogram's annual theme Being Wrong, Liverpool-born artist Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press (1966) approaches these questions from unexpected angles.