Universität der Künste Berlin
, and Deutsches Haus at NYU present the fifth annual student group exhibition at Deutsches Haus, reflecting students' transcultural experiences.
"Discussions of cosmopolitanism often revolve the ethic of hospitality, and the responsibility of the host to extend receptiveness towards the various kinds of strangers who are increasingly inserted into the space of familiarity by the unpredictable circulations and the mobilities of globalization. In this Panel however, we address the ethic of the guest: How active may a guest be, upon entering another society, culture, or political predicament? Having long ago rejected the mechanisms of exoticism and xenography, how does the transcultural artist as insurgent cosmopolitan infiltrate such zones, address and explore other histories, from coalitions and collaborations with the denizens of an else-where, with the intention of producing new solidarities, new knowledges, or new clarifications of ongoing existential urgencies."
Ranjit Hoskote, for „Former West“ Congress, HKW Berlin, 2012
The Guest as Host showcases work by students from NYU Berlin and Universität der Künste Berlin. Participating students include: Sabrina Labis & Dovile Aleksaite, Andrea Mikyskova, Daniela De Costanzo, Gina Maskell, Katherine Merrow, Sarah Steinhart, Beatrix Walter, Emily Wang & Hamda Salah, and Benjamin David Wolf. As part of this project, the exhibition jury will award the “NYU Berlin Culture Brewery Prize 2016,” which will reward the winner(s) with $1,000 intended for a trip to Berlin or New York.
The exhibition is curated by Nina Fischer, Professor for experimental film at UdK, and Christina Dimitriadis, Professor for contemporary art + photography at NYU, Berlin.