Mutual Matters

theme opening programme exhibition visit

Mutual Matters – Goldrausch 2021

21 November–05 December 2021
Opening: 20.11.2021, 4–9p.m.
Fahrbereitschaft, Große Halle

Animation Mutual Matters – Goldrausch 2021

Grafik: Rimini Berlin

Katharina Bévand Irma Blumstock Veruschka Bohn Ahu Dural Dora Ðurkesac Irene Fernández Arcas Lexia Hachtmann Heyon Han Bethan Hughes Barbara Lüdde Rachel Monosov Ingrid Ogenstedt Nnenna Onuoha Anna Slobodnik Hana Yoo

The exhibition Mutual MattersGoldrausch 2021 will run from November 20th until December 5th and features works of the 15 women artists participating in the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 2021. For the first time ever, the final exhibition will take place in the direct vicinity of the project location: in the Große Halle of the Fahrbereitschaft in Berlin-Lichtenberg.

Every year since its foundation in 1989, the professionalisation programme has brought together 15 women artists from every field of the visual arts and with different experiences, personal aspirations and goals. What unites them is a common desire to establish themselves as artists. The one-year training course supports them in this endeavour by imparting the necessary professional knowledge and offering a forum for collegial exchange. This creates a counter-model to the archetype of the lone wolf, which is prevalent in the art world and throughout art history. This model aims to overcome the structural barriers that still exist for women in the arts today.

Under the title Mutual Matters, fifteen strong individual positions come into focus. The exhibition spans a broad discursive field and opens up diverse points of contact to the works of the artists. They deal with questions of identity and belonging, the relationship between humans, nature and technology and the choreographies that constitute our coexistence. They deal with both the tangible and the abstract; with architecture and space; with bodies, sounds and voices; with collectives, ideologies and abstract systems of order; with desires and fears, attributions, and with biographical, political and local knowledge.

With Mutual MattersGoldrausch 2021, we invite visitors to discover 15 contemporary art perspectives and positions and to embark on a search for the common ground: the “mutual matters” in the works on display.

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Opening | Activation

with Axel Haubrok (art collector, Fahrbereitschaft), Sabine Daniel (Head of Department Women and Equality, Senate Department for Health and Equality), Sabine Bangert (Board Goldrausch Frauennetzwerk Berlin e. V.) as well as Surya Gied and Hannah Kruse (curators of the exhibition).

Performance: V3 (Veruschka Bohn)

Saturday, 20.11. from 4–9 p.m, speeches at 6 p.m, performance at 8.45 p.m.
Outside there will be a bar with drinks and a warming fire barrel.

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Accompanying Programme Mutual Matters – Goldrausch 2021

21 November – 5 December 2021

The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive supporting programme that further explores the show’s themes with screenings, digital artist talks along with activations in the exhibition space and guided tours.

Exhibition Tour

Sarie Nijboer (curator and art writer) in conversation with Ahu Dural, Barbara Lüdde und V3 (Veruschka Bohn). In German. Registration at
Sunday, 21.11. at 4 p.m.

Workshop Ecosystems – Rehearsing Collectivity with Dora Ðurkesac and guests. Registration at
Tuesday, 23.11. from 2–5 p.m.

The workshop helps in imagining new systems of living and co-creation. It creates an exploratory community where nature has an equal agency and is regenerating human structures. Together we rehearse new scenarios through drawings, models, movements, and find our temporary collective ecosystem.

Mutual Murmurs I
Digital artist talk (in German). Dr. Ines Lindner (art historian) in conversation with Irene Fernández Arcas, Lexia Hachtmann, Ingrid Ogenstedt and Anna Slobodnik. Registration at
Thursday, 25.11. at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Attention: Unfortunately, the talk had to be cancelled, you will be informed about a follow-up date.

The four different artistic practices are united by a common interest in positionality. Together with art historian Dr. Ines Lindner, the artists discuss how they locate themselves in the art world and navigate risks from this position.

Sound performances by Katharina Bévand as well as by Elinor Lüdde (CORECASS). Registration at
Friday, 26.11. at 7 p.m.

Elinor Lüdde will create a soundscape of field recordings, sounds and digital sounds that will intonate and aurally expand Barbara Lüdde’s installation of original drawings and ready-made wallpaper. Afterwards, Katharina Bévand will perform live on a modular synthesizer. Her sound sculpture creates ephemeral sound constructs between ambient, noise, feedback and industrial soundscapes.

Mutual Tales
Screening with films by Mouna Abo Assali, Irma Blumstock, Veruschka Bohn, Ahu Dural, Rachel Monosov, Nnenna Onuoha, Anna Slobodnik and Hana Yoo. Q&A afterwards. Registration at
Saturday, 27.11. at 2 p.m. and at 5 p.m.

Tales, as an oral practice accompanied humankind from its earliest beginnings. They set a foundation for its cultural and artistic development. Following this path, the featured works in this screening combine sound and the spoken word together with images to open up new worlds, to (re)create atmospheres and to take the viewer on a journey to their emotional past.

Mutual Murmurs II
Digital artist talk (in English). Dr. Ines Lindner (art historian) in conversation with Ahu Dural, Dora Ðurkesac, Heyon Han and V3 (Veruschka Bohn). Registration at
Tuesday, 30.11. at 7 p.m. via Zoom

The four different artistic positions are united by a common interest in sub-performance. Together with art historian Dr. Ines Lindner the artists discuss how performativity is embodied in formats such as sculpture, narration, materiality etc.

Exhibition Tour
Sarie Nijboer (curator and art writer) in conversation with Irene Fernández Arcas, Lexia Hachtmann und Anna Slobodnik. In English. Registration at
Wednesday, 1.12. at 6 p.m.

Activation | Ritual
With Irene Fernández Arcas. Registration for the Ritual at
Saturday, 4.12., Activation at 5 p.m, Ritual at 7 p.m.

This activation revolves around domestic rituals, celebration and laughter. We create an inner garden as a practice of care. The first part is a dialogue on transformation, care, rituals and laugh. In the second part we will make a ceremony we have designed together, a choreography of gestures and actions, a collective experience to explore our inner laughter. The activation brings movement to the habitable installation Altar a la Risa.

Finissage | Activation
Sunday, 5.12. from 2 p.m to 7 p.m, Performative reading with Ahu Dural at 3 p.m.

Ahu Dural invites you to a narrative walk on the grounds of the Fahrbereitschaft and exhibition hall. Sculptures form the backdrop of her narrative, which opens up biographical insights into the perspectives of Turkish female Siemens workers of the 1970s-1990s. The speaker, her childhood memories, interview quotes and installation merge into one medium.

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Exhibition Visit

Runtime: 21 November–05 December 2021
Opening: 20.11.2021, 4–9 p.m.

Opening hours:
Tue-Thu 2–7 p.m.
Fri 2–8 p.m.
Sat-Sun 2–7 p.m.
Free admission

Große Halle, House 4
Herzbergstraße 40–43
10365 Berlin-Lichtenberg

Public transport connection 350m away. The BVG stop Herzbergstr./Industriegebiet is operated by the tram lines 21, M5, M8, M10, M13 as well as the bus lines 256, 37.

Parking is available on the grounds of the Fahrbereitschaft.

The “Große Halle” exhibition space is located on the 1st floor and is unfortunately only accessible via stairs. If you require assistance, please contact in advance.

Goldrausch Team
Project management: Hannah Kruse, Lehrkoordination: Veronika Bartelt, Kursassistenz: Lucía Sciandro, Verwaltung & Finanzen: Sarah Magill, Theresa Strebling, Project Assistance: Carolin Kaser, Sophie McCuen-Koytek, Ausstellungskuration: Surya Gied, Hannah Kruse



The Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt is funded by the European Social Fund and the Senate Department for Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality.

Gefördert aus Mitteln des Europäischen Sozialfonds und der Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung, Abteilung Frauen und Gleichstellung.




Graphic design: Rimini Berlin

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