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L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #5

Event, 14 October 2020, 18:00–20:00

L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #4

Event, 7 October 2020, 18:00–20:00

L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #3

Event, 30 September 2020, 18:00–20:00

L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #2

Event, 23 September 2020, 18:00–19:30

L’ESPRIT – Absolventenausstellung 2020

Exhibition, 19 September – 18 October 2020

MOVING PLANTS at Palmengarten

Exhibition, 2 September – 18 October 2020

Hajra Waheed "HUM" at Portikus

Exhibition, 11 July – 6 September 2020

Hassan Khan: The Keys to the Kingdom

Online Lecture, 9 July 2020, 19:00

Akira Takayama: Richard Wagner meets McDonald's

Online Lecture, 7 July 2020, 19:00

Chris Speed: Co-Designing with Things

Online Lecture, 2 July 2020, 19:00

Lecture Series Summer Semester — July 2020

Online Lecture, 2 – 31 July 2020

André Vida: Chiral Rapture; or, the Ambiguities

Online Lecture, 30 June 2020, 19:00

Cooking Sections: Cases of Confusion

Online Lecture, 2 June 2020, 19:00

Lecture Series Summer Semester — June 2020

Online Lecture, 2 – 30 June 2020

Emilija Škarnulytė: Sunken City

Online Lecture, 21 May 2020, 19:00

Lucy Cotter: Reclaiming Artistic Research

Online Lecture, 19 May 2020, 19:00

Iman Issa: Proxies, with a Life of Their Own

Online Lecture, 5 May 2020, 19:00

Ulrika Karlsson: Interiors after Images

Lecture, 20 February 2020, 19:00

Rundgang 2020

Event, 14 – 16 February 2020

Water Cooler Talks

Event, 14 – 16 February 2020

Rundgang Party 2020

Event, 14 February 2020, 23:00

Melissa Gordon: The Embarrassment of SUCKCESS

Lecture, 5 February 2020, 19:00

Aneta Rostkowska

Lecture, 29 January 2020, 19:00

David Brüll: Bottom-Up Coded Cultures

Lecture, 27 January 2020, 19:00

Oliver Tessmann: Material-Digital

Lecture, 23 January 2020, 19:00

Hajra Waheed "HUM" at Portikus

Exhibition11 July – 6 September 2020Portikus, Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Hajra Waheed, Untitled (2019), Edition 1/6, Etching on Paper, 9 x 12 in, courtesy of the Artist, photo: Paul LitherlandHajra Waheed, Untitled (2019), Edition 1/6, Etching on Paper, 9 x 12 in, courtesy of the Artist, photo: Paul Litherland

For her upcoming solo exhibition at Portikus, Hajra Waheed realises an indoor site specific iteration of Hum (2020). 

Hum (2020) is a large scale multi-channel musical composition and sound installation that employs the ubiquitous yet overlooked medium of humming as a means to explore radical forms of collective and sonic agency. The work’s title, which translates to “We” in Urdu, reflects on international solidarity movements that emerged in the second half of the 20th century during processes of decolonization in the Global South. Driven by the need to critically engage these histories and reflect on their implications for our time, the composition features eight hummed songs of resistance from South, Central, West Asia and Africa. Shared across each of these hummed verses are stories of struggle against state oppression, the rise of authoritarianism and the plight and hope of working people, the marginalized and dispossessed. All of these songs are being resurrected in social movements today. 

Hum was initially created upon invitation for Lahore Biennial 02 and shown within Lahore Fort’s historic Diwaan-i-Aam. Built by Shah Jahan in 1628 and styled after Isfahan’s Chehel Sotoun, a forty-pillar audience hall, Diwaan-i-Aam was initially conceived as a space for the public to air their grievances. Humming as a medium, meditation, phenomena and language of resistance, cuts across a crisis of hardened differences, challenging border constructions and for a moment, transforming divisions around ethnic, religious, linguistic and national affiliations into a larger call for solidarity. 

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