19. May 2022

Exhibition ‘Like Water’

Berlin, May 2022 - The Stiftung Wissensart supports the exhibition project "LIKE WATER" by Alisha Gamisch, Lía Kastiyo-Spinósa and Jaana Heine, which will take place from 6 - 20 May 2022 @ TOP, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin.

“Whether anger in relation to femininity – not only for artistic articulations – can be a driving force, but beyond that for social interventions, is a question that the Wissensart Foundation will continue to address beyond this exhibition,” says the director of the Foundation Marita Brinkmann, “We are aware that the question of the social relevance and responsibility of art and culture has always arisen. It seems just as necessary to take a perhaps more radical look by means of new perspectives in order to be able to name the causes that provoke anger and to criticise them even more decisively. Also and especially in gender relations.”

The group exhibition Like Water aims, as the exhibition organisers write, “to create an approach to the relationship between femininity and anger. It is also explicitly about femininities outside of a binary gender system. Few feelings have been historically and socially gendered as strongly as anger. In this context, gender influences not only the personal handling of anger, but also the possibility of using its potential. It is primarily women and non-binary and trans people whose anger is not heard. Other forms of discrimination reinforce this not being heard.”

In addition to the exhibition, three evenings of performances, readings and talks are planned. The exhibition venue is the TOP project space in Neukölln’s Schillerkiez district, run by top e.V..

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Photo: When Mary Got Mad, 2022, work by Marleen Rothaus