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artothek berlin - Dialogues 2023

Workshop - Results in the Pavilion at the Milchhof:
Consequences of colonialism in contemporary art presentation.

Opening : Wednesday, 17.05.2023 at 7 p.m.
Place : Pavillon am Milchhof, Schwedter Str. 232, 10435 Berlin
Duration of the exhibition : 17.05. - 21.05.2023
Pavilion am Milchhof:
Beate Spitzmüller: Botanical Gardens and Colonialism.
Sujatro Ghosh: The Cow Mask Project / "Do women need to be cows in order to feel safe in this country? (Hindu Nationalism and Colonialism)
Maja Spasova: Slavery and Colonialism
Susanne Gupta: Uplifting Art - Philomena Tirkey / Classification and Colonialism

Botanical Gardens and Colonialism : Beate Spitzmüller

The expansion of European powers in the 19th century led to the establishment of botanical gardens around the world, which served as symbols of power and the exploration of foreign flora, as well as the exploitation and dissemination of plant species in the colonies. These botanic gardens formed a network of plant exchange and knowledge between colonial powers and contributed to the rooting and spreading of empires.

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Fotos : Tim Schnetgöke Nr.1; Nr.4 / Beate Spitzmüller Nr.2; Nr.3

The exhibition "Consequences of Colonialism in Contemporary Art Presentation" gathers works of the participating artists:inside and results from the workshop, which was held in October 2022 with a grant from the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung in cooperation with the Volkshochschule Weißensee.
A video documentation of the workshop by artothek berlin and further information can be found in the magazine at:
Participating artists: Sujatro Ghosh, Marc Gröszer, Tuli-Mekondjo, Anne-Britt Rage, Maja Spasova, Beate Spitzmüller, Susanne Gupta.
Program items:
Friday, 19.05. I 12:00 h until 20.05.23 I 23:00 h, 36h sit-out with Marc Gröszer
Saturday, 20.05.23 I 19:00, "Ousie Martha" with Tuli-Mekondjo
Sunday, 05/21/2013 I 11:00 am. Video film of performance: "South Africa: Paradigm Catastrophe" by Anne-Britt Rage.
An interview with Prof. Susanne Leeb / "The Art of the Others" from 17.05. in the magazine of artothek berlin at

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