Projects

Movement Research ACROSS

2 June – 30 July 2022, Rathausvorplatz & Galerie Wedding, Berlin

Creative space making through dance, performance and a social inhabitable stage

With
Medhat Aldaabal, Lois Alexander, Angela Alves, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, Jule Flierl, Carrie Hampel, Alexandra Hennig, Roni Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Éva Mag/Krump Berlin, Tatjana Mahlke & Sonia Robak, Rachel Monosov, Namosh, Anna Nowicka, Jimmy Robert, Moran Sanderovich, Sloush+Zarrt, Colin Self, André Uerba, Viron Erol Vert, RA Walden

Movement, Diversity, Festivity, Transformation. With ACROSS we ask how we as neighbours, as people with diverse biographies, human beings with vulnerable bodies, can come together in public space through artistic intervention, reaching across communities and crises. During our research in the last two years of lockdown, we identified a strong need for corporeal and immediate encounters and meetings, for exploration through exchange and interaction. How can multiple artistic interventions turn the public space in Berlin Wedding into a safer space for all people? ACROSS brings together international Berlin-based dancers, artists, musicians and a diverse audience in an urban setting, with a focus on unconventional movement.

2 June - 30 July 2022
Social Stage Design by Viron Erol Vert
Exhibition by RA Walden & Jimmy Robert with Interventions by Angela Alves and André Uerba

2 – 5 June I 10 – 11 June I 30 July 2022
Dance, Performance, Music, Workshop


Curated by Nitsan Margaliot, Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Kathrin Pohlmann
Executed by XO Curatorial Projects in cooperation with Galerie Wedding

Programme

The Curatorial Team

  • Nitsan Margaliot

    is a choreographer, dancer and curator entangled with queer archives, fabulation, and impossible encounters.
    He danced in the Batsheva Ensemble and Vertigo Dance Company. He has worked with Laurent Chétouane, Maud Le Pladec, Kat Válastur, Aoife McAtamney, Moritz Majce, Anne Collod and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop.
    He holds an MFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, a program taking place between France and the U.S, he was a fellowship recipient with the support of the University of the Arts President's Fund for Excellence, Szloma-Albam-Stiftung, and the Norbert Janssen Stiftung.
    He co-founded Mo.Ré, a collective for movement research in Berlin, and recently together with Sasha Portyannikova, he co-initiated touchingmargins.com, a web platform/counter archive showcasing dance archives from the margins, Nitsan is also an accomplice of the establishing Berlin Dance Archive (TanzArchiv Berlin).
    His works have been presented at venues and festivals such as 14StreetY NYC, Radialsystem, Israel Festival, Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts Sweden, English Theatre Berlin, DOCK11, and LAB Frankfurt.

  • Solvej Helweg Ovesen

    obtained her MA in Arts and Cultural Studies from Copenhagen University and also completed the De Appel Curatorial Training Program in Amsterdam in 2003. Since 2015 she is artistic director of Galerie Wedding - Raum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin where she co-curated the yearlong exhibition series Post-Otherness Wedding (2015–16, Emeka Ogboh, Henrike Naumann, Sol Calero) and “Unsustainable Privileges" (2017–18, Viron Erol Vert, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Simon Fujiwara) in collaboration with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. 2019-2020 she co-curates the programme “Soft Solidarity” in Galerie Wedding with Natasa İlic and Övül Durmuşoğlu (Sissel Tolaas, Alice Creischer, Rüzgâr Buşki, Rajkamal Kahlon). In 2021 Ovesen has invited choreographer and artist Isabel Lewis and artist as well as founder of SCCA Ibrahim Mahama onboard as co-hosts and co-curators of the art programme “Existing Otherwise - For a New Politics of the Senses”, Galerie Wedding, Institute of Creative practices, Callies, Berlin and SCCA, Tamale, 2021-2022. Ovesen is currently the artistic director, co-founder and teacher of the curatorial studies programme CURARE, 2020-, for the City of Berlin. She is also the curator of the interdisciplinary and electronic music stage “Ambereum” at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark, 2019-2022.

  • Kathrin Pohlmann

    is a production manager, activist, curator, and collectively working artist. She studied Fine Arts (Diploma 2008) and Cultures of the Curatorial (Master of Arts 2012) at HGB Leipzig. Since 2014 she produces a. o. venues exhibitions 
in Galerie Wedding, Berlin. From 2003-18 she was part of the artist* collective VIP and is co-founder of "die bedingungslose akademie" (2011-), an interdisciplinary site-specific format. 2018 she co-founded ACAB (Artists Care About Bridges) - a collaboration which brings activism into art. Together with curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen, she founded XO Curatorial Projects for research, investigation, design and elaboration of concepts of sustainable curatorial formats, artistic research and international (art) projects, among others, with a focus on re-schooling ideas, e.g. in 2021/22 with “Existing Otherwise - 
For a New Politics of the Senses”, in cooperation with Isabel Lewis/ The Institute for Creative Embodied Practices, Callie’s, Wedding Gallery, Berlin, and Ibrahim Mahama/ SCCA, Tamale, Ghana.