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theme opening program exhibition visit

Design: Rimini Berlin

Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of

Anja Dornieden Viviana Druga Ximena Ferrer Pizarro Janne Höltermann Tiziana Krüger Daniela Medina Poch Lillian Morrissey Shira Orion Amelie Plümpe Wagehe Raufi Marie Rief Hara Shin Bea Targosz Emma Wilson Silja Yvette

Opening: 29 September 2023, 6-10 pm
Duration: 30.09.-26.11.2023

galerie weisser elefant, Auguststraße 21, 10117 Berlin


Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of

From September 30 to November 26, 2023, the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt will present recent works by 15 Berlin-based, international women* artists at galerie weisser elefant. With Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of, the professionalization programme presents the final exhibition of its 33rd year. The group exhibition is a cooperation with the Department of Art, Culture and History of the Berlin-Mitte district and is curated by Laure Catugier and Hannah Kruse.

Under the title Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of the 15 participants of the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt present excerpts from their current production. Analogue experimental film, video and sound installations, conceptual photography, painting, tapestries, performance, and sculptures.

In their works, the artists negotiate feminist perspectives on history and popular culture, changes in our environment in the age of the Anthropocene, and multi-perspectival narratives of everyday rituals and economics. Conceptually, they explore media and content boundaries – edges – and reveal in-between spaces and transformation processes. Along these edges, the artists’ works invite reflection: On social or ecological changes, artistic genres and materials. In this way, the exhibition Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of encourages us to question existing systems and to develop possibilities for transformation.

As a one-year professionalization course, the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt promotes outstanding artistic positions by women*. During the course, the participants focus on their professional development in a supportive community and, at the same time, show their work across different platforms to the public. Since 1989, this renowned professional development project – one of a kind in Germany – has been supporting women* artists in opening up their individual career paths and presenting their work to a wide-ranging audience.

The exhibition is curated by Laure Catugier (Goldrausch alumna 2017) and Hannah Kruse.


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Friday, 29 September, 6pm–10pm

from 6pm durational performance “ARDE” by Daniela Medina Poch (Goldrausch 2023)

Drawing inspiration from the cosmovision of several indigenous Andean-Amazonian communities, ARDE investigates nettle as a somatic technology. The artist sews a layer of fresh nettle leaves onto a military shirt that resembles the uniform shirt of the Colombian National Army. While the nettle gradually covers the military camouflage, the formic acid and histamine released by the plant enter the shirt and the her hand simultaneously, producing a prolonged stinging sensation that numbs the skin.

6.30pm warm welcome by Dr. Ute Müller-Tischler, Head of Department Art, History and Culture of Berlin-Mitte district administration, and Hannah Kruse and Laure Catugier, curators of the exhibition

7pm – 10pm music by ada & mia

Cool drinks will be available in the courtyard of the gallery.


Sunday, 15 October 2023

1pm – 2.30pm Performance “Confessionale” by Viviana Druga (Goldrausch 2023). The performance will take place outside in the courtyard of the gallery.

An open confessional seat serves as the focal point facilitating discussions on traditional perceptions of culpability and redemption. Visitors are invited to make – or listen to – a confession. What is the contemporary significance of rituals? How is the sacred valued? What potential lies within the act of confessing? How can ‘confession,’ when divorced from a patriarchal power structure, be reimagined and embraced?

3pm – 4.30pm Guided tour in the exhibition Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of with Prof. Dr. Daniela Labra, curator and art critic, and exhibiting artists:Anja Dornieden, Viviana Druga, Ximena Ferrer Pizarro, Daniela Medina Poch, Silja Yvette. In English language.


Sunday, 5 November 2023

2pm – 2.45pm Soundwalk with Bea Targosz (Goldrausch 2023). The meeting point is at 1.45pm in the courtyard of the gallery.

During the walk, we will experience the local sound environment and search for local sonic happenings. We will walk while listening with our bare ears, without technological extensions. We will explore the intersections between nature, technological infrastructure and architecture, searching for their audible traces. By examining our listening habits and skills, we will try to open up new perspectives on our environment.

3pm – 4.30pm Guided tour in the exhibition Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of with Julia Meyer-Brehm, curator and art historian, and exhibiting artists:Janne Höltermann, Tiziana Krüger, Amelie Plümpe, Marie Rief, Bea Targosz. In German language.

4.45pm – 5pm Performance “Translator” by Emma Wilson (Goldrausch 2023). The performance will take place outside in the gallery courtyard.

“Translator” explores questions of authorship, linking experiences of speaking and listening with those of eating and digestion. The movement of a computer-generated kefir grain is translated into words by an interpreter. Kefir grains are symbiotic collections of bacteria and yeasts that feed on sugars, digest them through fermentation and release carbon dioxide as a by-product. Like the body of the kefir grain, the text recited is a composite, resulting from a collage of cut-together quotes and intermingled authorships.


Thursday, 16 November 2023

5pm – 6.30pm Guided tour in the exhibition Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of of with Kira Dell & Laura Seidel, curatorial duo and management of project space Neun Kelche, and exhibiting artists: Lillian Morrissey, Shira Orion, Wagehe Raufi, Hara Shin, Emma Wilson. In German language.


Sunday, 26 November 2023

11am – 7pm Closing of the exhibition Goldrausch 2023 – on the edge of


Exhibition Visit

Runtime: 30 September–26 November 2023
Opening: 29.09.2023, 6–10 p.m.

Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Free admission

galerie weisser elefant
Auguststraße 21
10117 Berlin-Mitte


The exhibition venue is located on the first floor and is only accessible by a staircase.

The connection to public transport is about 5000m away. At the stop U Rosenthaler Platz runs the subway line U8 as well as the streetcar lines M1, M8, M10 and the bus line 142. At the stop Oranienburger Straße runs the S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S25, S26, as well as the streetcar lines M5 and 12.

Parking is available in front of the galerie weisser elefant.


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Goldrausch Team
Project management: Hannah Kruse, Course coordination: Veronika Bartelt, Trainee: Katharina Faller, Finance and Accounting: Ulrike Riebel, Lotta Bartoschewski, Project Assistance: Devin Gökdemir, Curators: Hannah Kruse, Laure Catugier, Exhibition mounting: Leopold Landrichter

Phone: +49 (0)30 3906 3863
Instagram, Facebook @goldrausch_kuenstlerinnen

Team galerie weisser elefant

Director: Dr. Ute Müller-Tischler, management: Andrzej Raszyk,
infrastructure and exhibition management: Katrin Winkler,
communication, CAMPI fellow: Joana Stamer,
programme coordinator, CAMPI fellow: Annika Reketat,
exhibition production: Pablo Hermann,
live-speakers: Jacopo Dal Bello, Patricia Detmering, Nathan Engel, Nancy Görlach, Ariane Hakami, Lara Huesmann

Phone: +49 (030) 288 844 55
Instagram, Facebook @galerieweisserelefant





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