BPA Talks 3
1 October 20, 4–8 pm
Venue: Gropius Bau, Cinema
Online stream available on KW’s website from 9–31 October 20
Lecture series with Anne Fellner, Bertrand Flanet, Katrin Winkler, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff
BPA Talks is a three-part public lecture series in partnership with BPA // Berlin program for artists. This third edition will take place at the Cinema of Gropius Bau. In 45-minute presentations, BPA participants Anne Fellner, Bertrand Flanet and Katrin Winkler will each present their work to the general public. Afterwards, BPA mentors Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff will share their thoughts on alternative structures for artistic exchange. BPA Talks are flexible in format, ranging from introductory presentations of the artist’s work to lecture performances.
Jumps and Cuts
Anne Fellner’s narratively expressive paintings navigate a broad field of styles and materials. For her talk, she plans to speak about two different projects and how they are related to each other: her recent solo exhibition Signs and Portents at Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels and the upcoming project Point No Point for BPA at Gropius Studios.
Fellner studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig. Recent solo exhibitions include Signs and Portents (2020), Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels; Take My Face (2019), Liszt, Berlin and Castle of Insolence (with Burkhard Beschow) (2017), Tonus, Paris. Selected recent group shows are Living As (2020), Sangt Hipolyt at Loggia, Munich, band-wagon (2019), Pogo Bar, KW Berlin and Der Schneckentraum (2017), Suicidal Oil Piglet, Melbourne.
To name things by the distal zones
Bertrand Flanet will address some of the factors that impact the realization of his work and how these cause the transformation into monsters. Bertrand Flanet’s practice mainly elaborates on 3D animation videos in which he composes narratives that reflect and fictionalize upon the latent forms of alienation born out of our societies.
Flanet studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule Frankfurt. Recent solo exhibitions include Some hollow crowns, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin (2019); Colorful Maladies, Mélange, Cologne (2018) and 2488, Langage Plus, Alma, 2013. Selected recent group shows were And This Is Us! – Junge Kunst aus Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (2019); 24/7, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, (2015) and Moments. A History of Performance in 10 Acts, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2012).
Diana McCarty in conversation with Katrin Winkler
Katrin Winkler will present her film performing monuments in conversation with Diana McCarty. The film is the continuation of her thematic examination of the consequences of colonialism, genocide and apartheid in Namibia. Her artistic research in terms of concepts such as monument, memory, recognition and responsibility examines how history is written, what social conditions are behind it and what critical potential is formulated.
Katrin Winkler studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig and at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include: Lagos Biennial (2019), 12×12, IBB Videoraum, Berlinische Galerie (2019) Neuer Berliner Kunstverein/n.b.k. (2018). Her films have been scree- ned as part of: Berlinale/ Berlin International Film Festival–Forum Expanded (2017), Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2019), Kassel DokFest ( 2018) Sursock Museum Beirut (2019).
Diana McCarty lives and works in Berlin and is a founding editor of reboot.fm. As a cyberpunk in the 1990s, she was active in critical Netzkultur. Her work revolves around art, gender, politics and technology. McCarty is a proud Chicana from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a 2019/2020 bak Fellow.
Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff
Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff will show an excerpt from their in-process film series Paradise, Episode 1: Tara & Josef, 2020, which they are currently filming at their bar TV, while drawing on texts about fictions and alternatives within artist-run structures that reflect on performance, labor, language and collapse.
Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff are artists who have been working together for over a decade after meeting during their studies at Cooper Union in New York. They live in Berlin, where they have initiated several artist-centered spaces such as Times Bar (2011-2012) and New Theater (2013-2015). In 2017–2018 they led the Grüner Salon at Volksbühne, where they staged their own original productions while inviting performances by other artists. In 2019, they opened TV, a bar, performance space, and production studio. They have exhibited their artwork and performances in solo exhibitions at Fri Art Kunsthalle (2020), Kunstverein Hamburg (2018), Schinkel Pavillon (2016), The Whitney Museum (2015) and in group exhibitions at the Pinakothek der Moderne (2018), the Museum Ludwig (2016), and the 9. Berlin Biennale (2016). They have been guest professors at HfG Karlsruhe, the Gerrit Rietveld Acadamie, NYU Berlin, and the Politecnico di Torino. They have been Mentors for BPA since 2016.