Selling Snails in the Muslim Neighborhood, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

I will be participating in a panel discussion on art institutions and societal networks at Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster. The focus will be on decentralized institutionalization and funding systems for art.

SELLING SNAILS IN THE MUSLIM NEIGHBORHOOD
Marwa Arsanios, Dilek Winchester
Westfaelischer Kunstverein
Münster

Thursday, January 10, 2-5 pm
STAMMTISCH 1: INSTITUTION & STRUKTUR
Welcome: Dr. Ursula Franke (board), Introduction: Zeynep Öz (curator), Statements: Katja Schroeder (ex director, Westfälischen Kunstverein, 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, Westfälischen Kunstverein).

Friday, January 11, 2-5 pm
STAMMTISCH 2: INSTITUTION & KULTURELLE BILDUNG
Statements Lara Khaldi (Kuratorin, Ramallah/Beirut), Sanne Orthuizen (Programmentwicklung, Casco, Utrecht), Dr. Ulf Wuggening (Soziologie, Lüneburg)

Samstag, January 12, 5 pm
STAMMTISCH 3: PERFORMANCE – EIN PORTRÄT DES KÜNSTLERS ALS JUNGER MANN
with students from the Westfälischen Wilhelms University and the 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.

Curated by Zeynep Oz and Katja Schroeder

Venue: Pinkus Müller, Kreuzstraße 4-10, 48143 Münster

Please register by phone or email, admission free: +49 251 46157, info@westfaelischer-kunstverein.de

A documentation of the event will be presented after 16 January in the exhibition of the annual edition at Hüfferstraße 36, 48149 Münster, opening hours Wed – Sun 1-7 pm, admission free

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *