Accompanying Program and Art Education
To give you an insight into our extensive accompanying programme, you will find here the list of planned events. We will inform you at this point and by newsletter as soon as we can arrange individual events under the prescribed protective measures.

Mar 28 – Sep 13, 2020, 11am

March

FiBS – FERIEN IN BRAUNSCHWEIG/HOLIDAYS IN BRAUNSCHWEIG: BUILD YOUR DREAM CABIN

Together we will examine the materials encountered in the exhibition as well as the architecture created by RESOLVE COLLECTIVE. We will then build our own fantasy buildings using materials, our own painted tarpaulins, wood, and even plants. Workshop for children aged 6–12 years, Cost: €20 per person (incl. lunch),

April

NIGHTS AT THE KUNSTVEREIN I

What do we discover with our flashlights after sunset? And what must a place be like for us to feel good? Together we will develop our own imaginary caverns and then sleep in the Kunstverein villa. Please bring: a flashlight, a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, and clothes to sleep in. Workshop and overnight stay at the Kunstverein for children aged 6–12 years. Cost: €15 per person (incl. supper and breakfast),

KLUB! ++new++

Technique: Color lab/pastels. Join the KLUB! On the first Saturday of every month we open up our workshop for you. You can work on your own artistic projects inspired by the works in the exhibition. Our facilitators will prepare various materials and show you different techniques. Workshop for children aged 6–12 years Cost: €2 plus admission

BRAUNSCHWEIG POSITIONS

Negotiating the future: museums and provenance research. How are museums changing as a result of the discussions about dealing with objects from colonial contexts? What do the findings of provenance research mean for how exhibitions are designed? Is the canon of art, history and natural history changing? What do visitors expect from museums? A panel discussion with Professor Ulrich Joger (director of the Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum Braunschweig), Dr. Heike Pöppelmann (director of the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum), and Dr. Hansjörg Pötzsch (research associate on the Provenance Research project for the
Niedersächsischen Landesmuseen [1] Braunschweig) Included in admission price, no registration required

MEETING POINT: AMO —BRAUNSCHWEIG POSTKOLONIAL

Open discussion space for white people, black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. There will be two separate groups that will explore their respective societal positions in safe communicative spaces. For everyone aged 15 and over, no registration required

LECTURE

Dr. Thomas Becker (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig) speaks about Anton Wilhelm Amo’s philosophical position in the context of the early Renaissance. Lecture by Dr. Thomas Becker Included in admission price, no registration required

BRAUNSCHWEIG POSITIONS II

Under the title Africa in Braunschweig, the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig invites you on a dialogue-based tour. The central questions are: Which African objects are in the Ethnological Collection? How do we approach the holdings in the context of the Europe-wide debates on colonial history and restitution? With director Dr. Peter Joch, Dr. Evelin Haase, Dr. Rainer Hatoum, Isabella Bozsa VENUE: Städtisches Museum Braunschweig167Cost: €5/€2.50 (conc.) per person, no registration required

BLACK BISMARCK REVISITED BY AND WITH ANDCOMPANY&CO.

A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of colonialism. 135 years ago, Otto von Bismarck instigated the (West) Africa Conference, resulting in arbitrarily drawn borders that still exist to this day and have repeatedly lead to serious conflicts. The Berlin-based ghostbusters of andcompany&Co. have set out in search of these ghosts of colonialism. A guest performance in collaboration with the Staatstheater Braunschweig as part of their series of theme days. VENUE: Staatstheater Braunschweig, Kleines Haus, Cost: €15 per person

I AM NOT YOUR N****

Based on a text by James Baldwin, the documentary I am not your N**** by Raoul Peck raises questions about the narratives surrounding racist structures that have sometimes deadly consequences for people all over the world. Film and follow-up discussion with Amo—Braunschweig Postkolonial as part of the Staatstheater Braunschweig’s series of theme days. VENUE: Staatstheater Braunschweig, Großes Haus, Hausbar, Free entry: 80 seats max. Numbered tickets available at the theater box office.

BRAUNSCHWEIG POSITIONS III

The Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum invites you to the lecture “From All Over the World: Provenance research, colonial contexts, and ethnographica in the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum,” followed by a guided tour of the Ethnographica Collection. Welcome and introduction: Dr. Thomas Richter, executive director; lecture: Dr. Hansjörg Pötzsch, research associate on the Provenance Research project for the Niedersächsischen Landesmuseen [2] Braunschweig, Guided tour: Dr. Regine Marth, head of the Department of Sculpture, Antiquities, Medieval and non-European Art. VENUE: Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum Admission €9/€7 (conc.)/Free entry for Kunstverein members, plus €2 for guided tour

May

KLUB! ++new++

Technique: Pottery workshop. Join the KLUB! On the first Saturday of every month we open up our workshop for you. You can work on your own artistic projects inspired by the works in the exhibition. Our facilitators will prepare various materials and show you different techniques. Workshop for children aged 6–12 years Cost: €2 plus admission

WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

The collective Amo—Braunschweig Postkolonial and the architect Konrad Wolf examine how Anton Wilhelm Amo is publicly remembered in the place where he spent his childhood and youth: the court and library in Wolfenbüttel. Together with Tahir Della (ISD) and other experts we want to explore several questions: Why is Amo still largely unknown in Wolfenbüttel and why is so little known about his life today? What effects did colonialist and racist ideas have on his journey through life? Why are some people remembered and others not? And how can an institution play an active role in our culture of remembrance? Taking the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel as our starting point, we want to develop conceivable ways to approach these questions together. VENUE: The Lessinghaus, Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel Free entry,

THEME EVENING WITH WORKSHOP

New visibilities: To mark the exhibition THE FACULTY OF SENSING—Thinking With, Through, and by Anton Wilhelm Amo, the Representation of the State of Lower Saxony in Berlin has invited the architect Konrad Wolf and Amo—Braunschweig Postkolonial to talk about the possibility of a new visibility as part of their theme of the year, “Homeland.” VENUE: Representation of the State of Lower Saxony, In den Ministergärten 10, 10117 Berlin, Free entry, no registration required

WORKSHOP

Racism and anti-racist work: we want to address the issue of racism in our society. In doing so, we do not want to limit ourselves to the examination and handling of racist attacks; we also want to discussing the historical positioning of racism and how it is woven into social structures. Workshop for adults by Amo—Braunschweig Postkolonial. Cost: donations welcomed

BRAUNSCHWEIG POSTKOLONIAL

Open discussion space for white people, black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. There will be two separate groups that will explore their respective societal positions in safe communicative spaces. For everyone aged 15 and over, no registration required

June

KLUB! ++new++

Technique: Print workshop Join the KLUB! On the first Saturday of every month we open up our workshop for you. You can work on your own artistic projects inspired by the works in the exhibition. Our facilitators will prepare various materials and show you different techniques. Workshop for children aged 6–12 years Cost: €2 plus admission

BRAUNSCHWEIG POSITIONS IV

The Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum has an extensive collection of Dutch masterpieces of the Golden Age. A period of prosperity, not least owing to the Netherlands’ colonialism and slave trade. Some slaves lived as pages and servants of the upper class. We will discuss the idealized European view of these slaves through the lens of Adriaen Hanneman’s Musical Society[3] Public tour with Dr. SilkeGatenbröcker, VENUE: Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum Braunschweig, Cost: €9/€7 (conc.) per person Booking recommended: buchung.haum@3landesmuseen.de or (0531) 1225 2424

MEETING POINT: AMO—BRAUNSCHWEIG POSTKOLONIAL

Open discussion space for white people, black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. There will be two separate groups that will explore their respective societal positions in safe communicative spaces. For everyone aged 15 and over, no registration required

SUMMER PARTY

We invite you to our summer party in the gardens of the Kunstverein Braunschweig. As well as refreshments and music, a program of guided tours, workshops, and a concert by the participating artists awaits you. Free entry

SYMPOSIUM

As part of the research and exhibition project THE FACULTY OF SENSING—Thinking With, Through, and by Anton Wilhelm Amo, artists and top scholars have been invited to give talks, performances, and concerts, as well as offering artistic and philosophical approaches to the life and work of Anton Wilhelm Amo. For further information: kunstvereinbraunschweig.de/events/Free entry

July

KLUB! ++new++

Technique: Photo film Join the KLUB! On the first Saturday of every month we open up our workshop for you. You can work on your own artistic projects inspired by the works in the exhibition. Our facilitators will prepare various materials and show you different techniques. Workshop for children aged 6–12 years Cost: €2 plus admission

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR/DIRECTOR EXCHANGE

Martine Dennewald, director of Festival Theaterformen, guides you through the exhibition THE FACULTY OF SENSING—Thinking With, Through, and by Anton Wilhelm Amo, and talks about selected works. Included in admission price, no registration required

LECTURE

Barbara Hofmann-Johnson (director of the Museum für Photographie) speaks on the topic of “Aesthetics and Political Activism: Photography in the Context of Black Identity” using pivotal photographic works from the twentieth century to the present day that address different aspects of blackness. Although her focus here is on postwar photography, she also incorporates selected photographic positions from the exhibition. Included in admission price, no registration required

WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS

Using Akinbode Akinbiyi’s works in the exhibition as our starting point, we will roam the city center with our cameras and try to capture how the political manifests itself in everyday life. The workshop will be led by photographers Stefan Stark and Pujan Shakupa. Please bring your camera. Cost: €20 per person/€15 for Kunstverein members

MEETING POINT: AMO—BRAUNSCHWEIG POSTKOLONIAL

Open discussion space for white people, black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. There will be two separate groups that will explore their respective societal positions in safe communicative spaces. For everyone aged 15 and over, no registration required

FiBS - FERIEN IN BRAUNSCHWEIG/HOLIDAYS IN BRAUNSCHWEIG: VIDEOPORTRAITS

Together we will explore the exhibition and consider how the artists set the scene for their characters and created certain moods in their videos. How can we integrate our camera work, images, light, and sound together to best suit our video portraits? At the end we will present our works of art to our friends and parents. Workshop for children aged 6–12 years Cost: €20 per person (incl. lunch)

NIGHTS AT THE KUNSTVEREIN II

How do the artworks on display change as night falls? And how can we use light and shadow, or rather our cellphones and cameras, to film our own video works. Together we will consider different stories and images and then make our ideas a reality using our own props. Afterwards we will sleep in the Kunstverein villa. Please bring: a flashlight, a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, and clothes to sleep in. Workshop and overnight stay at the Kunstverein for children aged 6–12 years. Cost: €15 per person (incl. supper and breakfast),

August

KLUB! ++new++

Technique: Paint explosion Join the KLUB! On the first Saturday of every month we open up our workshop for you. You can work on your own artistic projects inspired by the works in the exhibition. Our facilitators will prepare various materials and show you different techniques. Workshop for children aged 6–12 years Cost: €2 plus admission

As part of our collaboration with the Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel, we have also planned two workshops on art criticism and mediation. We will inform you about these workshops nearer the time by newsletter and at bundesakademie.de.

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, Lessingplatz 12.

We will inform you about any further changes or additions to the program by newsletter and at kunstvereinbraunschweig.de.

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:

Tel. 0531 49556, email:

vermittlung@kunstvereinbraunschweig.de