exhibitions

Sirene – Goldrausch 2020

1 December 2020–10 January 2021
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Visit the exhibition digitally on our website here.

The title Sirene recalls the device that emits an acoustic warning tone and brings attention to important information that is equally relevant to everyone. The Goldrausch siren demands: polyphony and the overcoming of exclusion mechanisms in the field of art.

The exhibition of the 15 international women artists – who live in Berlin but have roots in other parts of the world – combines video films, installations, paintings, sound objects, performances and sculptures. The artistic themes touch on personal and socio-political questions of our time. The polyphonic works deal with history and utopia, myths and magic, individuality and groups. They document animated things and feelings, the effects of the Anthropocene on the climate, on geography and humanity, and life under digital surveillance – and ask how all this manifests itself in surroundings and in bodies.

Sirene – Goldrausch 2020, invites you to consider relevant contributions to contemporary art during a time when things that seem certain must be reexamined.

Artists 2020
Yasmin Bassir, Chan Sook Choi, Solweig de Barry, Manja Ebert, Caterina Gobbi, Rosanna Graf, Mona Hermann, Emily Hunt, Sidsel Ladegaard, Gosia Lehmann, Julia Lübbecke, Silvia Noronha, Kristina Paustian, Eva Pedroza, Juliane Tübke

Accompanying Programme Sirene – Goldrausch 2020 | SIGNALE
With our digital accompanying programme, we send audible and visual signals from the exhibition Sirene – Goldrausch 2020 to the outside world. Digital exhibition talks take turns with radio specials organized in cooperation with Cashmere Radio.

The events take place on Thursday, the 12 / 19 / 26 November, 10 / 17 December 2020 and 7 January 2021 at 7pm.

SIGNALE | Exhibition Talk
Zoom talk with the Goldrausch team and the artists
Thursday, 12 November at 7pm
In English language, please register at sirene@goldrausch.org

The Goldrausch team presents together with 5 of this year’s participants selected works from the exhibition.

SIGNALE | Cashmere x Sirene – Goldrausch 2020
Radio-Special with Anna Bromley, Caterina Gobbi and Julia Lübbecke
Thursday, 19 November 2020 at 7pm
In English language on cashmereradio.com

In the first radio special, which is broadcast in cooperation with Cashmere Radio, Anna Bromley, Caterina Gobbi and Julia Lübbecke talk about the interplay of the visual and the auditory – whereby the seen and the heard are not perceived as oppositions but as deeply intertwined. After the talk Caterina Gobbi presents a new sound work.

SIGNALE | Exhibition Talk
Zoom talk with the Goldrausch team and the artists
Thursday, 26 November at 7pm
In German language, please register at sirene@goldrausch.org

The Goldrausch team presents together with Rosanna Graf, Mona Hermann, Manja Ebert, Solweig de Barry and Kristina Paustian selected works from the exhibition.

SIGNALE | Exhibition Talk
Zoom talk with the Goldrausch team and the artists
Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 7pm
In German language, please register at sirene@goldrausch.org

The Goldrausch team presents together with Yasmin Bassir, Chan Chook Soi, Julia Lübbecke, Eva Pedroza and Juliane Tübke selected works from the exhibition.

SIGNALE | Cashmere x Sirene – Goldrausch 2020
Radio-Special with Sarah Drath and Mona Hermann, Gosia Lehmann, Rosanna Graf Thursday
17 December 2020 at 7pm
In German and English Language on cashmereradio.com

A radio evening full of magic tricks and curiosities: While Mona Hermann and Sarah Drath invite us to witness the ambiguity of illusion, Gosia Lehmann searches for boundaries between reality and fiction and Rosanna Graf introduces us to the world of magical plants by following the scream of the mandrake. Bitsy Knox is guiding through the evening.

SIGNALE | If one day you find a stone smiling at you, would you tell anyone?
Digital artist talk with Amelia Groom and Yasmin Bassir, Chan Sook Choi, Silvia Noronha and Juliane Tübke
Thursday, 7 January 2021 at 7pm
In English language, please register at sirene@goldrausch.org

The four different artistic positions share a common interest in the interweaving of human and non-human agents. Together with the art historian and writer Amelia Groom, the artists discuss man-made transformations of the earth’s surface, the influence of weather on materials, and man’s attempt to occupy the earth’s surface.

Find out more about the project and the exhibition in the official press release.

Find the exhibition archive on our German page here.