Exhibition

05 February–29 April 2012

Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things

Christoph Schlingensief (1960–2010) was one of the most seminal if controversial theater, film, and contemporary art figures of his generation. The exhibition Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things, on view at BAK from 5 February till 29 April 2012, attests to his striving towards Lebenskunstwerk—a work of life-art. Ever confronting the uncomfortable, he collapsed the systems of art and politics into an experimental immediacy, calling on the viewer to assume responsibility for the state of the world and to think it otherwise.

Curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, this is a research exhibition within the framework of the FORMER WEST project (2008–2016).

Publications

exhibition text
Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things
by Kathrin Rhomberg

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Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things
by Maria Hlavajova

newsletter
Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things

Program

film screening
04.02.–28.03.2012
Films by Christoph Schlingensief

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition

Screening

2 May 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)

The second gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s work The Body’s Legacies, Part 2: The Postcolonial Body (video, 2018, 48 min.), followed by a conversation between Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon).

Public Program

Podcast and sound installation

17 April–03 July 2021

Fragments of Repair: Repair & Listen

Throughout the duration of the project Fragments of Repair, Kader Attia engages in creating a new eponymous work in the form of a gradually unfolding podcast and sound installation in twelve parts, titled Repair & Listen. Drawing on transcultural epistemologies and lived experiences, the podcast investigates “repair” as a concrete practice to counter the psychological impact of living through a pandemic. The episodes of the podcast will become available on this page, throughout the duration of Fragments of Repair.