Different, but together
“Different, but together” was the call of writer and activist Audre Lorde, who often introduced herself with the following phrase: “I am a Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet doing my work, coming to ask you if you’re doing yours,”. In Lorde’s self-description, it becomes clear that categories such as gender, ethnicity and class are always interwoven and interact. The Different, but together series aims to acknowledge and analyse these intersections of social inequalities, power relations and privilege in order to think and shape a critical and transformative practice together.
The confrontation with conscious and unconscious mechanisms of everyday and institutional racism opens up new perspectives on ourselves and our environment, creating space for action. We want to listen, discuss and learn – from voices that tell us about lived and fought through experiences: of violence, self-empowerment and resistance.
Lungomare invites artists and curators whose practice combines postcolonial, feminist and representational perspectives with contemporary anti-racist battles.
Curated by Angelika Burtscher and Marion Oberhofer
28.05.2021 ::: 9 pm – 11 pm
Che Razza di Rap!
Wii (Wissal Houbabi) with GGT and Bube
“Che razza di rap” is an experiment of literary hip-hop that narrates the life of those who move between several cultures, the so-called children of the second generation, the mestizos, the new Italians and the Afro-Italians.
It is an audiovisual journey that begins with the carefreeness of childhood and then clashes with the apparent inadequacy of one’s own being and identity.
It tells what it means to be a foreigner in Italy and a tourist in Morocco, and how rap as a travelling companion leads to awareness and redemption.
The music performance will take place in the spaces of the Lungomare garden.
Please note that access is limited to 40 people.
10.06.2021 ::: 7 pm
< rotor >
Center for Contemporary Art, Graz
The long-term project DIE SCHULE DES WIR is currently running in the art centre < rotor > in Graz. Once again, the focus is on living together. Conviviality among humans and non-humans, in other words a prosperous coexistence of all forms of life, that is what the contributions of the involved artists focus on in the spaces of < rotor > as well as in five places in the neighbourhood. There, “islands of togetherness” were created, which were conceived as usable artworks due to the increased need for rest zones in public space during the pandemic.
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer, the founders and artistic directors of < rotor >, will present DIE SCHULE DES WIR and will present some examples of artworks and projects from over 20 years of the institution’s history that have led to the current project.
The programme of < rotor > starts from the visual arts and concentrates on those artistic works that explicitly deal with social, political, ecological and economic questions of the present.
Collaboration and networking are essential elements of the < rotor > philosophy. This concerns the linking work within the art field, but above all also means acting beyond the boundaries of art by involving people and organisations from the most diverse backgrounds in the programming. In this context, the public space is an important place for < rotor > to expand the boundaries of art and to actively bring people into contact with it.
The event will take place at Lungomare.
Please note that access for the visitors is limited.
17.06.2021 ::: 7 pm
Unearthing. In Conversation (2017)
Unearthing. In Conversation (2017) takes its starting point in an exploration of photographs taken in the 20th century by the Austro-Czech missionary, author and ethnologist Paul Schebesta (1887-1967). In her film, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński unravels a multi-layered dialogue – examining gaze regimes, the everydayness of colonial violence, and artistic strategies for dealing with it. Rooted in Black feminist theory, the artist works with a research-based and process-oriented investigative practice that engages with archives – specifically the gaps and voids in public collections and archives. By combining the documentary and the fictional, she exposes the presence of an ongoing colonial past.
With the support of: Provincia Autonoma Bolzano-Alto Adige, Ufficio cultura; Comune di Bolzano, Ufficio cultura; Regione Trentino-Alto Adige; Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio; Parkhotel Laurin.
What´s onEXHIBITION :: Binta Diaw :: Collective Practices – A Living Experience of Feeling Listened
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo establish Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 scientific committee established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
2014 − 2020 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2021 artistic directors: Angelika Burtscher, Daniele Lupo
Production and organisation: Ada Keller
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.