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[18. Juli] / [09. Juli]

18. June

18. June, 19 pm at the Shedhalle

Often translation paradoxes begin in our personal everyday lives: How come I understand something one way or the other? Why do I feel misunderstood? Who translated this like that? Last but not least artistic and curatorial practice are shaped by subjective and personal translations, or at least often takes their starting point from them. Therefore the crux of translation is being brought into play and we would like you to be part of this discussion:

For the first event of SOME MISUNDERSTANDINGS TO DISCUSS we have invited the Shedhalle board to give a guided tour through the exhibition and thus offering a change in perspective. We are curious which associations and personal questions they will bring into play concerning paradoxes of translations. In the same manner we are looking forward to their translations.

After the tour we would enjoy discussions with you during drinks and snacks. Then we invite you to the performance SONG FOR THE BANISHED by eggenschlatter along with Romana Welti.

In conclusion we will be showing the film THE DESERT PEOPLE (1974, 50 min.) by David Lamelas, which among other things also deals with paradoxes of translation and misunderstandings.

19.00: Change of Perspective: reflections of the board on the exhibition

20.30: eggerschlatter with Ramona Welti: SONG FOR THE BANISHED

20.45: Filmscreening: David Lamelas THE DESERT PEOPLE



19.00: Introduction by Rael Artel: Stress, horror, panic, depression - exhibition-making in the ultra-nationalist jungle

20.00: The State of Exception Proved to Be the Rule, a documentary produced by Eduard Freudmann and Jelena Radic, 84 min, 2009

Rael Artel, independent curator from Estonia, has selected The State of Exception Proved to Be the Rule, a documentary produced by Eduard Freudmann and Jelena Radic. The film examines multiple aspects of the saga dealing with the prohibition of a young Kosovar Albanian artist's exhibition under the same title hosted by the Kontekst Gallery, Belgrade, in February 2008.

The nationalist sentiments often accompanied by the phenomena of xenophobia and racism are re-emerging everywhere within the eastern borders of Europe. Heated debates on national issues do not only take place in the media or in the streets of suburbia, but are also held in the exhibition halls. Rael Artel would like to discuss the idea of nation - one of the biggest misunderstandings of previous centuries - in the context of contemporary artistic and curatorial practices: in Serbia through the eyes of the film-makers, and in Estonia though her own experiences and subsequently in former Eastern Europe in general.