Selling snails in the muslim neighborhood

10 January - 12 January 2013

Marwa Arsanios, Dilek Winchester

Stammtisch 1

INSTITUTION & STRUCTURES

Thursday, 10 January, 2-5 pm

WelcomeDr. Ursula Franke (board)
IntroductionZeynep Öz (curator), Statements: Katja Schroeder (ex director WKV), Burak Arikan (artist, Istanbul), Dr. Babara Könches (Head Visual Arts, Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia), Prof. Ayse Erkmen (artist, Berlin), Heiner Diehle (ex head of board, Westfälischer Kunstverein)
Stammtisch 2

INSTITUTION & KULTURELLE BILDUNG

Friday, 11 January, 2-5 pm

StatementsLara Khaldi (curator, Ramallah/Beirut), Sanne Orthuizen (development coordinator, Casco, Utrecht), Dr. Ulf Wuggening (sciologist, Lüneburg)
Stammtisch 3

PERFORMANCE – A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

Saturday, 12 January, 5 pm

withStudents from the Westfälischen Wilhelms University and the Art Academy of Fine Arts Münster

ONGOING: BOARD GAME SESSION - PHANTOM BILDUNG

In the format of a three-day performance the artists Marwa Arsanios (Beirut) and Dilek Winchester (Istanbul) will examine the model of the Kunstverein as a German entity: It researches the origins, the financial and administrative structure, the social role and impact of this specific art institution through the example of the Westfaelischer Kunstverein. The project questions more generally the impact as well as the role of the art institution in a time of speedy institutionalization and shifting art funding and art market realities. The title Selling Snails in the Muslim Neighborhood is a saying in Turkish, and refers to the interaction between the presenter and its audience; thereby, formulating a call for a proposal on the ways in which the art institution could interact with its local and otherwise audiences. The project and the performance put the German concept of the "kulturelle Bildung" at the center of its argument for constructing a specific narrative around the role of the art institution known as the Kunstverein and as constructed in this local context. The exhibition takes the concept of the Stammtisch as a proxy for the idea of the "Bildung", and as such replicates the format of the “Stammtisch” with varying participants in the restaurant of the local brewery Pinkus Müller.

The events will mainly be English speaking, a translation will be available.

Curator: Zeynep Öz

With kind support by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) and Stadt Münster.

Venue of the Stammtische: Pinkus Müller, Kreuzstraße 4-10, 48143 Münster