Tough Times for Cartoonists

Written by Sabine Küper on . Posted in Events, Future Archive, Voices


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  • Photo Monika Nikolic
  • Photo Monika Nikolic
  • Photo Monika Nikolic
  • Photo Monika Nikolic
  • Photo Monika Nikolic
  • Photo Monika Nikolic
  • Photo Monika Nikolic


“Tough Times for Cartoonists” (Schluss mit lustig) is an exhibition featuring stunning new trends in Graphic Satire produced in Turkey. The Seventh German Caricatura in Kassel invited the Turkish colleagues in a gesture of solidarity.

The Frame that Blinds Us

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in Events

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  • Joe Joe Orangias, Image from series "In Full Flow". 2017.
  • Sandro Đukić & Marko Marković, The Syndrome (Naked Island) II, pigment print, 2016
  • Kamen Stoyanov, "I am going to kill you." Video Still. 2017
  • Katharina Swoboda, Finding the center of the world. Video Still. 2017.
  • Marta Fišerová, "Sleepless I kept the night". Video Still. 2017.

curated by Katharina Swoboda and Mare van Koningsveld

War is “framed” in the media so as to prevent us from recognising the people who are to be killed as living fully “grievable” lives, like ours. That is the thesis pursued in the book Frames of War by Judith Butler (1956) of reprinted talks and essays written since 2004.

The book is a text about the framing of Non-Western people in war times and how these frames can also be changed. This theory about how existing perceptions of ‘the other’ are confirmed but can also be changed, has not lost its urgency in these times of the refugee crisis, post-truth politics and right-wing political sentiments.

Ways Of Seeing

Written by Sabine Küper on . Posted in Events, Seen Beyond


Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is an ancient attempt to describe the psychology of perception. A group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives are facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners’ reality. In Plato’s allegory Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all, for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the manufactured reality that is the shadows seen by the prisoners.

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  • James Casebere, Landscape with houses, Dutchess County, NY, 2010. Framed digital chromogenic print mounted to Dibond
  • James Turrell, Alta (Pink), 1968, Cross Corner Projection, Size variable
  • Gustav Metzger, Historic Photographs: To Walk into - Massacre on the mount. Jerusalem, 1990
  • Gustav Metzger, Historic Photographs: To Crawl into - Anschluss. Vienna. March 1938. 1996-2017. Black and White Photographs on PVC and cotton cover
  • Gustav Metzger, Pencil on Paper, 1948-1949
  • Ghana Amer, Sharazad, 2009. Aceylic, embroidery and gel on canvas
  • Ghana Amer, Sharazad, 2009. Aceylic, embroidery and gel on canvas
  • Shana Moltoun, Medical Dreamcatcher, 2012. Walker, Cotton, Plastic, jewels, wood.
  • Hasan Sharif, Back to School, 2015, School bags, acrylic paint, cotton rope. (46 pink, 39 dark blue, 29 blue schoolbags)
  • Salvador Dali, Surrealist object that functions symbolically.1931-1976

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