publics&publishings is a joint digital platform run by GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Künstlerhaus Bremen, and the Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven. Based on our respective exhibition, event, and mediation programs, the online platform gathers a range of contributions dedicated to spaces both as frameworks for activity and as normative codings, speaking to and with art in different ways. At the same time, the platform will discuss and negotiate questions of plurivocal publishing.
Based on shared reflections on longed-for places, GAK will set up a bookstore as a temporary framework for activity. Here, the publics&publishing events will take place, gathering various forms, constellations, and voices of publishing and publics.
These will include Ana Luiza Fonseca and Tanja Baudoin, who will focus on collaborative translation and on independent Brazilian publishing; Lucia Farinati on the meaning and power of listening and the relationship between recording and imagination; a workshop by Dudu Quintanilha on prophetic complaints; and a performance by Karolin Meunier, who weaves together the biographies of several women based on Barbara Loden’s film Wanda.
The bookstore will host an opening event on October 8 from 3 pm to 6 pm, after which it will be open during the regular hours of 11 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Sat, 8 October 22, 3-6 pm
Opening of temporary bookshop
Wed, 12 October 22, 7 pm
Reading and translation groups on independent editorial work
Talk with Ana Luiza Fonseca & Tanja Baudoin
Tue, 25 October 22, 6 pm
Explizit implizit: Vom Konsum des Begehrens in postmodernen Bildkulturen
Book presentation with lecture by Susanne Huber
In cooperation with Mariann Steegmann Institut. Kunst & Gender
Friday, 28 October, 7 pm
Lecture by and talk with Lucia Farinati on the Power of Listening.
Thursday, 17 – Friday, 18 November
What is Your Image of Welcoming?
Workshop with Bar do Amañha (Oliver Bulas & Félix Luna)
(German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanisch)
Saturday, 19 November, starting at 5 p.m.
Aller-retour et aller Performance by Karolin Meunier
+ Public evening with Bar do Amañha
Saturday, December 3, 2 – 6:30 pm
Workshop with Dudu Quintanilha
(Portuguese / English / German)
Thursday, December 8, 4-7 p.m.
Worst fear, best fantasy
Workshop with Anna Witt
Wednesday, December 14, 7 p.m.
From Reparative Body Workshops to Public Performances. On Racial Trauma, Somatic Art Practice and Decolonial Healing (Anna Halprin 1969/Tabita Rezaire 2020)
Lecture by and talk with Elke Gaugele & Mona Schieren
Friday, December 16, 7 p.m.
Errant Journal: States of Statelessness
With the editor Irene de Craen and other guests
publics&publishings is a collaborative project between GAK, Künstlerhaus Bremen as well as Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven, which is being developed as part of “dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions” of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) through the NEUSTART KULTUR programme.)