Palermo - Event

May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way

13 Jun 201817 Jun 2018

Curated by María Inés Plaza Lazo in collaboration with Alina Kolar, Dalia Maini & Christian Siekmeier.

EXILE X summer camp, June 13 – 17, 2018
Ongoing audio intervention in city taxis:
Conversation Piece S01E02 Elevator Pitch
 Ayami Awazuhara & Christopher Burman
15 min, upon request, Cooperativa Autoradio TaxiPalermo

‚Elevator Pitch’ is the second episode of ‚Conversation Piece‘, a series of audio artworks created by Awazuhara and Burman that explores the moments of tenderness, confusion and manipulation we may encounter as the technology around us becomes increasingly conversational.

13 June
2 – 8 pm
Introducing Group exhibition, Ballarò

feat. Albrecht Pischel, Elmar Mellert, Federico del Vecchio, Iris Touliatou, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Nschotschi Haslinger, Paul Sochacki, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Sarah Lehnerer, Zöe Claire Miller

Debt for Sale Campaign by Sara Løve Daðadóttir

Through an open call artists are invited to submit stories of how they got into debt. The stories are sold off for the price of the debt, thereby eliminating the credit and transforming it into a work of art in the ownership of the collector or buyer. The work seeks to shine light on the dark mechanics of credit by offering a transparent and effective alternative to debt absolution. Debts will be for sale at the Ballarò market during the time of EXILE X summer camp group exhibition. A poster campaign can be found around the streets of Palermo, in selected online and print publications. (See more on: www.debtforsale.org) whose work is advertised, designs with us its substance. Developed by artist Paul Sochacki and curator Maria Ines Plaza Lazo, “Arts of the Working Class” is published by Reflektor M. The street journal will be published from April 26, 2018 on. It will be available at the gallery Exile, as part of Paul Sochacki’s solo show “Self- reflection “, as well as other places. Sellers receive quotas at half price.

8.30 pm – midnight
Warm-up party Introducing Group exhibition at Cre.Zi Plus

feat. Erik Niedling, Bob Hausmann, Heiner Franzen, Iris Touliatou, Kazuko Miyamoto, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Narine Arakelyan, Martin Kohout, Sebastian Acker, Sarah Lehnerer, Paul Sochacki, Zöe Claire Miller

Screening, Auditorium video works by Elmar Mellert, Heiner Franzen, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Narine Arakelyan, Patrick Fabian Panetta and Sarah Lehnerer.

The Flaming Spirit Bar Drinks by Iris Touliatou

Serving a Sicilian fennel spirit, the bar is inspired by the history of Prometheus bringing fire to humanity in a fennel stalk.

14 June
10 am – 1 pm

Opening Editorial Office Brunch and roundtable with Alina Kolar & María Inés Plaza Lazo on knowledge production, commemoration and conception of artistic political endeavors

Examining the grains of totalitarianism held in the infrastructural optics of contemporary art, we argue that imagination and art must be understood as engine and anchor – rather than a mirror – of reality. Which artistic concepts of the political are viable navigational instruments in society? What are their origins and impacts for contemporary culture? By investigating concepts of commemoration, conception of newness as well as standpoints of past and future, the roundtable addresses problems and possibilities of artistic endeavors dealing with activated memories and senses, civic duties and collective responsibility.

10 am – 4 pm
Introducing Group exhibition at Cre.Zi Plus feat. Erik Niedling, Bob Hausmann, Heiner Franzen, Iris Touliatou, Kazuko Miyamoto, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Narine Arakelyan, Martin Kohout, Sebastian Acker, Sarah Lehnerer, Paul Sochacki, Zöe Claire Miller

Screening, Auditorium video works by Elmar Mellert, Heiner Franzen, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Narine Arakelyan, Patrick Fabian Panetta and Sarah Lehnerer.

2.30 – 8.30 pm
Group exhibition, Ballarò feat. Albrecht Pischel, Elmar Mellert, Federico del Vecchio, Iris Touliatou, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Nschotschi Haslinger, Paul Sochacki, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Sarah Lehnerer, Zöe Claire Miller

Nude with Vegetables Nude drawing session with Zöe Claire Miller
An exercise in flipping the stifling traditional gender roles of the classical artist-muse relationship. ‚Drop by for arancini served on coglioni, admire male and vegetable lines and curves and have a nude portrait drawn of yourself cuddling a giant eggplant!‘, Miller says.

6 – 8 pm
The Flaming Spirit Bar Drinks by Iris Touliatou
Serving a Sicilian fennel spirit, the bar is inspired by the history of Prometheus bringing fire to humanity in a fennel stalk.

15 June

Group exhibition at Cre.Zi Plus feat. Erik Niedling, Bob Hausmann, Heiner Franzen, Iris Touliatou, Kazuko Miyamoto, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Narine Arakelyan, Martin Kohout, Sebastian Acker, Sarah Lehnerer, Paul Sochacki, Zöe Claire Miller

Screening, Auditorium video works by Elmar Mellert, Heiner Franzen, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Narine Arakelyan, Patrick Fabian Panetta and Sarah Lehnerer.

11 am – 1 pm
Breaking the Hortus Conclusus: Colonialism and Classification

Talk between Angels Miralda Tena, Dietrich Meyer and Nicholas Johnson Conversation moderated by Alina Kolar

In an abandoned structure the plants take root. Branches crack the windows letting in the elements and creating their own environment within a previously isolated zone for human habitation. In his newest project, Dietrich Meyer examines abandoned shopping malls, symbols of a bygone commercial affluence. Taking recent concepts of colonialism and scientific classification to extend from the human to plant population, structures of control will be analyzed within this talk, to the effect of constant evolution and evasiveness of identity and territory.

2 – 8 pm
Group exhibition, Ballarò feat. Albrecht Pischel, Elmar Mellert, Federico del Vecchio, Iris Touliatou, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Nschotschi Haslinger, Paul Sochacki, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Sarah Lehnerer, Zöe Claire Miller

6 – 8 pm
Utopian Union Year One (1) Publication, CREAMCAKE mixtape launch and aperitivo at Ballarò

In 2015-2016, Utopian Union organized a tripartite series in Venice, Berlin and the countryside of Denmark. Each of them addressing site specific topics on political and social issues. UU Year One (1), documents the activities in the collective inaugural year. The publication was co-created by more than 120 people that participated and took part in shaping Utopian Union and its’ activities, from organizing summits, talks, field trips, film nights, reading clubs, developing twitter bots and a LARP (roleplay) about basic income and a future without nation states. On the occasion of the launch Utopian Union has commissioned CREAMCAKE to do an utopian themed mixtape. www.creamcake.de

6 – 8 pm
The Flaming Spirit Bar
Drinks by Iris Touliatou

16 June
10 am – 4 pm

Group exhibition, Cre.Zi Plus Kitchen feat. Erik Niedling, Bob Hausmann, Heiner Franzen, Iris Touliatou, Kazuko Miyamoto, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Narine Arakelyan, Martin Kohout, Sebastian Acker, Sarah Lehnerer, Paul Sochacki, Zöe Claire Miller

1.30 – 3 pm

In Praise of Imperialism Lecture and conversation with Lorenzo Marsili

Today’s great acceleration of historical time is met in Europe with weak thought and weak politics. But only those capable of a renewed intellectual imperialism will remain relevant in shaping the world ahead.

3 – 5 pm

Populist Utopias & the Speculative Imagination Talk and workshop with Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

What do financial markets and today’s alt-right populists have in common? What are the utopias and dystopias produced by the ‘speculative imagination’? This talk will discuss the generative role of speculation at times of crisis. It will consider the limitations and radical possibilities contained in financiers’, artists’ and activists’ speculative engagements with uncertainty, and assess how future political scenarios might be imagined and enacted in post-populist capitalism.

2 – 8 pm

Group exhibition, Ballarò feat. Albrecht Pischel, Elmar Mellert, Federico del Vecchio, Iris Touliatou, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Nschotschi Haslinger, Paul Sochacki, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Sarah Lehnerer, Zöe Claire Miller

6 – 8 pm
The Flaming Spirit Bar Drinks by Iris Touliatou

17 June
8.30 am – 2.30 pm

Last Chance, Happy Hang Over Time: Group exhibition, Ballarò

feat. Albrecht Pischel, Elmar Mellert, Federico del Vecchio, Iris Touliatou, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Nschotschi Haslinger, Paul Sochacki, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Sarah Lehnerer, Zöe Claire Miller

10 am – 4 am

Group exhibition at Cre.Zi Plus

feat. Erik Niedling, Bob Hausmann, Heiner Franzen, Iris Touliatou, Kazuko Miyamoto, Kinga Kielczynska, Lauryn Youden, Narine Arakelyan, Martin Kohout, Sebastian Acker, Sarah Lehnerer, Paul Sochacki, Zöe Claire Miller

Screening, Auditorium

video works by Elmar Mellert, Heiner Franzen, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Narine Arakelyan, Patrick Fabian Panetta and Sarah Lehnerer.

1 – 3 pm

Voglio Solo: Passion Mission Profession Vacation
Bonfire with Club Fortuna at Cre.Zi Plus

Oh I beg you, can I follow?
Oh I ask you, why not always?
Be the ocean, where I unravel
Be my only,
be the water where I’m wading

6 pm

The Flaming Spirit Bar
Drinks by Iris Touliatou 6 PM for location info@exilegallery.org

‘May the bridges I burn light the way’ is a temporary show that creates face-to-faceconversations between social activism, art practices and Palermo’s socio-cultural realities. Departing point is the exploitation of the self for marketing purposes or as alibi for personal intentions, as sometimes in the #metoo debate or the current rise of populism. EXILE X summer camp evolves through conversations, screenings and performative interventions at Cre.Zi Plus, a daily changing group exhibition at Ballaró Market, and the distribution of the street newspaper ‘Arts of the Working Class’, a tool of integration between the citizens of Palermo and art professionals arriving to reflect on arts and society duringthe opening days of Manifesta 12.

The EXILE X summer camp is organized with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Laboratory ABC in Moscow, the Goethe Institut in Palermo, Podere Veneri Vecchio, Studio Botanic and Reflektor M.

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W: Exile
Palermo, Italy