June 10. The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series

Monday June 10, 19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Instructed by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

We are very much looking forward to welcome you to another TIER-Yoga session:

Drop by for a slow and grounding Hatha-Vinyasa experience.
We will start with simple breath (pranayama) exercises and after a long warm up we will move from different asanas (poses) to synchronise our breath with the movements.
Come and play with your patience, strength and flexibility, you´ll be rewarded with a generous generous cool down.
Expect mindful hands-on and gentle assists.

– the class will be held in English, all levels are welcome.

Limited spaces, please kindly rsvp via: theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

Suggested donation of 5-10€

Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock is a curator and researcher at S A V V Y Contemporary Berlin and is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. She received her MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy at Goldsmiths University of London and moved to Berlin in 2013.
Lynhan received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Spirit Yoga Berlin in 2017. In her own practice and teaching she seeks a more grounding momentum, the healing power of touch and creating the space to balance our hectic daily hustle.




  June 8. La iglesia del reggaeton

Saturday, June 8, 19:00–21:00
La iglesia del reggaeton
La iglesia del reggaeton is finally going to be founded in Berlin!

La Iglesia del Reggaeton (Church of Reggaeton) is a collaboration of Radio Carabuco (Reverend Andrés Pereira Paz) and Reverend Chaveli Sifre that aims to exorcise stiffness while establishing itself as a living monument for the Latinx community in Berlin. This iglesia takes the Latin American evangelical right-wing churches as a point of departure and is now looking for new adepts in Germany. To do so, various artists from different parts of Latin America are planning conspiratorial collaborations, promising to remove rules from Germany as well as from all sorts of bodies inhabiting Berlin.

Join us this 8th of June and get your soul dirty at La Iglesia del Reggaeton!

Andrés Pereira Paz (La Paz, Bolivia, 1986)
Lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Hernando Siles Arts Academy in La Paz and at the Tres de Febrero University in Buenos Aires. Has done residencies in Bolivia, England, Chile, Argentina, Germany and Peru. His most recent exhibitions include: Radio Carabuco at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Salón Santa Cruz at Kiosko Galería, Santa Cruz de la Sierra; Blue eyes at the Ryder Gallery, London; Rayo Purita at Crisis Galería, Lima; Adam at Dot Fifty One Gallery, Miami; I am he as you are she as you are me at House of Egorn, Berlin; HAWAPI- the Terrestrian Triangle at Cerrillos Cultural Centre, Santiago de Chile; Open Studios at Gasworks, London; Contextos Biennale at the National Museum of Art, La Paz, among others. He is also part of the Bisagra project in Lima along with Eliana Otta, Juan Diego Tobalina, Florencia Portocarrero, Iosu Aramburu and Miguel
Lopez.
At the moment he is a Künstlerhaus Bethanien resident in Berlin.

Chaveli Sifre was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1987 to Puerto Rican parents. She has a Bachelor in Image and Movement from the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico and is finishing a Masters in Museumsmanagement from the HTW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Sifre has participated in a variety of exhibitions including “Welt ohne Außen” in Gropius Bau, “Perspektive Wechseln” in Hamburger Bahnhof and her recent solo show, “Personal Attention”, at La Estacion Espacial in Puerto Rico curated by Guillermo Rodriguez, where she made her first formal explorations on energy, therapy, and healing performances. She co-founded Scent Club Berlin, a community of artists, designers, and scientists focusing on scent and olfaction as a medium. The artist sings and writes for the pop band House of Life and co-directs Brown Coins, an online magazine for art, film, and magic.




  May 23. Reality Is Post-Produced. Encounter with Shaunak Mahbubani

Thursday, May 23, 19:00
Reality Is Post-Produced
Encounter with Shaunak Mahbubani

An encounter with curator-writer Shaunak Mahbubani excavating the effects of image access, creation, and circulation in contemporary South Asia. Inspired by the works of Hito Steyerl, the encounter builds on the proposition that images no longer simply capture the world around them but rather through their movements they are crossing the screen and affecting the spaces in which they become alive. In the age of the ubiquitous portable digital device, Shaunak thinks through the nexus of whatsapp groups, surveillance cameras, fake news, labour practices, open-air theatres, and the imaginary as political force.

Thinking alongside moving images, photography, and photobooks by:
Arko Datto
Himali Singh Soin
Prashant UV
Sohrab Hura
Video Volunteers

Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, primarily pursuing projects under the series ‘Allies for the Uncertain Futures’ initiated in 2016. This exhibition series is focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political, ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. They are interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through the deployment of participatory devices, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces. They have received exhibition grants from apexart (New York) and the Inlaks Foundation, were part of the inaugural edition of CISA (Curatorial Intensive South Asia) initiated by Khoj International Artist’s Association and Goethe Institut Delhi, and the winner of the Prameya Art Foundation Art Scribes Award 2018-19. Previously they have curated exhibitions at Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, Kalakar Theatre, Mumbai Art Room, 1Shanthi Road, TIFA Working Studios and Gati Dance Forum. Mahbubani was Curator, Programming at The Gujral Foundation from 2017-18. See previous projects at: www.shaunak.co




  May 18. Screening and Encounter with Siska. In the Ruins of Baalbeck Studios & E.D.L

Saturday, May 18, 19:00
In the Ruins of Baalbeck Studios & E.D.L
Screening and Encounter with Siska

In this encounter Siska will be presenting and discussing two works, his latest film In the Ruins of Baalbeck Studios (Arabic title: Bayna Hayakel Studio Baalbeck) about the ruination of film heritage in Lebanon navigated through the country’s cinematic heydays of the late 60s and early 70s — a period that witnessed a rise of Egyptian producers and directors moving to Lebanon to make films partly due to Nasser’s nationalization of the Egyptian cinema. The story of this film project evolves around one of the biggest production studios in the Arab world, and its lost archive. Negligence by the Lebanese authorities has led to mold growing on parts of this archive inside the damp underground warehouses.
Siska’s video installation E.D.L transports us on a journey behind the modernist facade of Beirut’s electricity building. The video portrays Lebanon’s National Electricity building as an homage to a once modernist project linked to the very construction of Lebanon’s modern state. But till today Beirut suffers from a power cut up to 8 hours per day, thus this building remains a highly politicized subject.

Siska, Beirut-born (1984), lives and works between Beirut and Berlin. He holds an M.F.A. in Film-making from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). Siska’s multidisciplinary work often questions the ruination of Arab cultural heritage and the conflicted interrelationship between individual rights and state duties, while stressing on sociopolitical gaps between the personal and the collective. His work was recently been shown in Centre 104 Paris, Mosaic rooms London, Beirut Art Center, Humboldt Forum Berlin and his latest film was premiered in the Berlinale’s Forum Expanded.




  May 15. The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series. Instructed by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

Wednesday, May 15, 19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Instructed by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

– месечина (full moon ritual & yoga session)
We initiate this session with a ritual dedicated to the grounding and nourishing qualities of the end of the moon cycle. The full moon is a time of brightness, where the moon reflects fully the light of the sun— it is a time where consciousness and unconsciousness are in accord and in perfect reflection of one another.

– the class will be held in English, all levels are welcome.

Limited spaces, please kindly RSVP via: theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

Suggested donation of 5-10 €

Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock is a curator and researcher at S A V V Y Contemporary Berlin and is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. She received her MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy at Goldsmiths University of London and moved to Berlin in 2013.
Lynhan received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Spirit Yoga Berlin in 2017. In her own practice and teaching she seeks a more grounding momentum, the healing power of touch and creating the space to balance our hectic daily hustle.




  May 9. Venice. Everyday, Everyday. Organized by Arts of the Working Class, The Institute for Endotic Research and Broken Dimanche Press

Thursday, May 9, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Everyday, Everyday
Organized by Arts of the Working Class, The Institute for Endotic Research and Broken Dimanche Press

Location: Venice, Italy
Sede Terese, Università Iuav di Venezia
Dorsoduro, 2206, 30123 Venezia

Hosted for the students of the class of Professor Angela Vettese and Teaching Assistant Veronica Bellei of the Advanced course of Visual Arts, and visitors of the preview days of La Biennale di Venezia, the event will encompass an academic lecture and a public breakfast.

Arts of the Working Class, The Institute for Endotic Research and Broken Dimanche Press are joining forces to organize “Everyday, Everyday” — a gathering alongside alimentary pleasures, the event will be spiced with a series of readings that deal with the quotidian in different degrees.

With the publishers of AWC – Alina Kolar, María Inés Plaza Lazo and Paul Sochacki – and guests: Sara Dolfi Agostini (Associate Editor of AWC’s anniversary issue), Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein (Independent Author and Curator), Lotte Løvholm (Researcher and Curatorial Fellow at Konstfack’s CuratorLab ), John Holten (Broken Dimanche Press) and The Institute for Endotic Research (Benjamin Busch & Lorenzo Sandoval).

WORKSHOP
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Arts of the Working Class

Introducing Art of Darkness – Anniversary Issue

The street newspaper on art and society, wealth and poverty, Arts of the Working Class (AWC) celebrates the first year of its commitment to the universal basic need for art. The publication has multiple functions – as a social tool for immediate financial reprieve for our vendors, as a catalyst for academic news, theories and ideas, and as an art object adorning lush coffee tables, public or domestic. Published every two months, AWC redistributes cultural and economical value within and beyond the art system, in order to dismantle its borders.

It contains contributions by artists and thinkers from different fields and in different languages. Its terms are based upon the working class, meaning everyone, and it reports everything that belongs to everyone. Every individual who sells this paper earns money directly. Every artist whose work is advertised, designs its substance with us. Every institution that supports us aids the expansion of artistic exchange with all members and outsiders of society.

AWC is published by Paul Sochacki, María Inés Plaza Lazo and Alina Kolar for the streets of the world. Art of Darkness will be presented during the summer on the streets of Venice, Frankfurt, Valletta, Berlin & New York. During the workshop, the editors will go through the different contributions by the Alphabet Collection (Mohammed Salemy & Patrick Schabus), Shastika Andara, Arshad Akim, Avenir Institute, Barbara Casavecchia, Merlin Carpenter, Simon Denny, Sara Dolfi Agostini, Jimmie Durham, Hallie Frost, Queering Space (Loren Britton, Johnathan Payne and Asad Pervaiz), Kate Fahey, Nschotschi Haslinger, Juliet Jacques, Hassan Khan, Lorenzo Marsili, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Ángels Miralda Tena, Amalia Pica, Joanna Piotrowska, Laure Prouvost, Rob Pruitt, Christoph Sehl.

The current group show at the contemporary art space Blitz in Malta ‚Face with Tears of Joy‘ – with artists Cory Arcangel, Simon Denny, Andy Holden, Maurice Mbikayi, Alexandra Pace, Rob Pruitt, Paul Sochacki, Amalia Ulman, Serena Vestrucci – carries on Blitz’s project by critically engaging with today’s visual culture, a shifting territory of symbols and strategies influenced by media, apps and texting systems. It is curated by Sara Dolfi Agostini, who also worked as associate editor for the current issue. She will give glimpses in her curatorial and editorial practice.

BREAKFAST + READINGS
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

– The Book as an Atmosphere

Introduction to The Endotic Reader N.1 by Benjamin Busch and Lorenzo Sandoval, founders of

The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER). It began in 2015 as a fictional institution understood as a habitable sculpture. It has since brought different practices together, namely architecture, art, mediation and curation, to foster a transdisciplinary approach. Its experimental program has been composed of series of workshops, seminars and public events to act as a support-structure, articulating collaborations with architects, scientists, artists, choreographers, philosophers, curators, cooks and others.

– Nebenjob

Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein will read from her most recent text Nebenjob and Lucia Berlin’s My Jockey. Chakraverti-Wuerthwein is a curator and researcher living and working in Berlin. She graduated in 2016 from Haverford College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and History of Art. Since 2016 she has been part of SAVVY Contemporary, starting with her involvement in the film series how does the world breathe now?, of which she was a co-curator. In addition to her work at SAVVY, she works as a curatorial advisor to Sinema Kundura in Istanbul, Turkey and as the Curatorial Assistant for the 2019 Berlin Art Prize. Past positions include working as a research assistant for Wu Tsang and Eli Cortiñas. She is currently co-curator of the year-long film series Residing in the Borderlands at SAVVY Contemporary.

– The Readymades

John Holten will read from his forthcoming novel, coming out in September 2019. The section in question is set in Venice during the biennials of 2001 and 2003. The Readymades features artwork by Darko Dragičević and deemed ‘one of the best works of art to come out of Berlin in recent years’ by Art in America when it first appeared in 2011. It tells the story of a collection of friends who took part in the Yugoslavian wars of the 1990s, before going on to become celebrated artists. It recounts their loves, their struggles and the weight of history as they blaze a trail across Europe. Holten is a writer and artist based between Berlin and Ireland. He has been awarded Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, most recently in 2017. His writing has recently been included in The Other Irish Tradition (Dalkey Archive Press) as well as in Electric Literature, Frieze and Hotel.

– Museum of Care

Lotte Løvholm will read from ‘Museum of Care’, which unfolds like a play with the protagonists being an art museum and five paintings, and the Two World Wars being our antagonists. The five paintings are related to Løvholm’s own family story in Latvia and connected to Baltic nation state building in the aftermath of WWI and exile from Latvia to Sweden as a result of WWII and Soviet Occupation. In 1939 Malmö Museum in Southern Sweden received a donation from private donor Oscar Elmquist with the purpose of establishing a ‘Latvian collection’ at the museum. ‘Museum of Care’ uncovers the background of this forgotten collection of 45 Latvian artworks. Lotte Løvholm is an independent curator and editor based in Copenhagen. She holds a BA in Theatre Research, an MA in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies and is a curatorial fellow at Konstfack’s CuratorLab. She is interested in the dialogue between art and ethics in her research which take the form of exhibitions, seminars, performance programmes and publications.




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